Weak Passwords Can Jeopardize Your Personal And Professional Security [Infographic]

Why is it important for you to create strong passwords and rotate them periodically? In this post, we consider some of the reasons hackers love to crack passwords

[ANSWERED] How Do I Spot And Report A Fake Facebook Friend Request?

Have you received a Facebook friend requests from someone that you are already friends with? More than likely, it’s a scammer and here’s how to stop them in their tracks!

[Comic] Three Lessons You Should Learn From Facebook and Cambridge Analytica

Does it really matter whether you give away all of your personal data on Facebook and other social networks? Here are three things you should think about when using “free” social networks.

[Answered] How Do I Download My Facebook Data After The Cambridge Analytica Hack?

Do you know which advertisers have access to your Facebook data? This quick tutorial helps you download your Facebook data file and analyze it.

How Do I See Who Is Following Me On Facebook – And Why You Shouldn’t Be Asking This Question

In light of the recent news about Facebook security hacks, there has been a lot of focus on how to ensure that your Facebook data isn’t compromised. Some of the most frequent questions I hear from people concerned about their Facebook security, include: How do I find out what my Facebook privacy settings are? How […]

Is Setting Your Facebook Profile To Private Really Enough To Protect Your Privacy?

Facebook Privacy is an on-going concern. Whether you’re worrying about who your children are talking to online, hiding the less professional parts of your lifestyle from your boss or just trying to minimize the chance of your information falling into the wrong hands, there are many reasons why securing your Facebook is a crucial task. We all know that changing your settings to private is an essential step to take to protect yourself, but is it enough?

Tech Tip: 3 Simple Things You Can Do To Improve The Backend Of Your Blog

Bloggers and Webmasters, check out these great tips that can help you understand some steps to making your site easier to manage and navigate.

[Comic] Social Media Security Fail

Ever had your Facebook or Twitter account hacked by friends or family? Maybe it was your fault for leaving your computer or mobile device unlocked.

Sex, Drugs, and Social Media – Do You Talk To Your Kids About Their Digital Behaviors?

Have you thought about talking to your teen about the good, bad and ugly of social media?

Social Intranet Tip – Weak Passwords Jeopardize Organizational Security

As the centralized point of access to organizational information, your Intranet portal may also represent a potential security risk. This is especially true if your portal is accessible to employees via the Internet. If your Intranet authentication is tied to your Active Directory or LDAP, be sure to put policies in place that ensure that your employees change their passwords on a periodic basis. In addition, be sure to encourage (or require) employees to use “strong” passwords, that are comprised of a combination of alpha characters, numbers, symbols and mixed cases.

The Difference Between Mashups And Messes…How Integrated Are Your Portal Applications?

One of the strengths of a good Intranet portal is the ability to integrate the disparate applications that exist within an enterprise. Just because links to the applications are presented in the portal or, in some cases, even natively surfaced in the portal doesn’t make them effectively integrated. Take a look at the following tips and see if they indicate that your portal has mashups or messes.

A Lesson In Losing My Sprint Android Phone: Security Is A MAJOR Cause For Concern

Yesterday, I told the story of how Google+ aided my detective work that led to the recovery of my lost/stolen cell phone. Today, I’ll discuss the major security flaws I uncovered about Android phones and Sprint service in the process.

Facebook as an Intranet Part 3: 10 More Reasons Not To Consider Facebook For Your Intranet Platform

First, let me start off with a bit of a disclaimer. I’m not an anti-Facebook zealot and my goal isn’t to discourage the use of Facebook by companies and organizations. To the contrary, one of the biggest roles of my job is to explain how social media channels can be used effectively. So, with that said, my goal with this series of posts is to educate anyone considering the use of Facebook as their corporate Intranet to seriously reconsider. Using Facebook for a corporate Intranet is like using a hammer to loosen a nut. It can be done, but…why??

Facebook As A Company Intranet Is A Nightmare Waiting To Happen

Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about whether Facebook is a suitable platform for organizations to build a corporate intranet. The fact that most employees are already on Facebook, combined with the low pricepoint (aka Free) often leads fiscally-focused executives to make statements like “Why build an Intranet, we can just use Facebook.”