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What is social engineering?

Social Engineering

Social Engineering is the art of manipulating, influencing, or deceiving you in order to gain control over your computer system. The hacker might use the phone, email, snail mail or direct contact to gain illegal access. Phishing, spear phishing, and CEO Fraud are all examples. More info : https://www.knowbe4.com/what-is-social-engineering/

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Can smart cities really save us all

smart cities

Smart cities, and the components which comprise them, will save us all time – and a new study puts the total at 125 hours per citizen per year. The study, put together by Intel alongside Juniper Research, found that 125 hours, or 15 working days, will be claimed in four buckets. Mobility, such as smart traffic systems, smart parking, and ‘open data platforms’ – so users can pick the least congested bus and train services – will account for 60 hours. Greater public safety – predicting crime spots through machine learning – will account for 35, while healthcare comprises nine and productivity – digital services simplifying administrative processes – will account for 21. by James Bourne Source :  https://www.iottechnews.com/news/2018/mar/22/can-smart-cities-really-save-us-all-125-hours-year/

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12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes. That’s why it’s vital to take precautionary measures and continually evaluate security programs. “Having robust security in place means a better, safer, guest experience,” says Chad Callaghan, principal of Premises Liability Experts and AH&LA security consultant. “When department managers and other employees think more about safety and security, you can prevent a lot of theft and minimize dangers.” Inadequate security has repercussions beyond guests losing belongings to theft. Hotels can be held liable for the criminal acts of third parties. Civil litigation against property owners and managers has become commonplace ever since Garzilli v. Howard Johnson. In this 1976 court case, the jury ruled in favor of singer Connie Francis, who had sued a Howard Johnson in New York for negligent security after being assaulted by …

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6 Ways to exercise in the Office

You’ve probably already heard that sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health. According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is classified as the fourth leading cause of global deaths, causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths worldwide.1 But don’t quit your desk job just yet! There are new innovative gadgets that can help you stay fit while working. We take a look at the top fitness inspired solutions designed to help you power through your workday. Watch your posture Bad posture while sitting creates a host of problems, from jaw pain to pinched nerves in your back. New wearables are designed to help keep you sitting straight and tall at your desk. These posture-training devices are about the size of a lapel pin and attach to your skin or clothing. They gently vibrate when they sense slouching, training you to improve your posture throughout the day. …

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Don’t overlook your monitor

For some, the term “tech innovation” brings to mind new PC form factors and unique printing methods. But high-tech innovation doesn’t stop at hardware—it also includes displays. In recent years, display innovation has produced heightened resolution, connectivity, functionality, and ROI. Displays are sleek, stylish, more robust, and thoughtfully aligned with today’s dynamic, agile, and collaborative workspaces. Designed to drive work teams, the latest iterations of this oft-overlooked, but critical technology can boost your performance, productivity, and efficiency. Source : https://h41369.www4.hp.com/taw/article/ID/GB/TAW_001219?hprpt_id=TAW_001219

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Free speed boost your PC

Why does a window slow down with age? There are many reasons, not least of which is that over time it has to cope with the demands of more and more installed programs, each new program you install take up space on the hard disk, user memory and may use space to create files and documents. Some programs such as antivirus tools start when windows lads and each of these uses a share of the PC’s available memory, hard disk space and processor resources. They can also make windows take forever to start by jostling for position and trying to load while windows itself is trying to get its house in order. If there are lots of programs running, eventually there comes a time when memory runs low and windows has resort to using free hard disk space as extra virtual memory, this is much slower than real memory and …

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5 I.T To-Dos to Kick the Year Off Right

Kicking off the year right is essential, so decided pick the brain of our very own I.T Reconcile Your Inventory: Verify the devices in your installed base and decommission anything that’s no longer in use – then remove them from your inventory. Check Your Active Directory Structure: Ask yourself if your organizational structure makes sense. Should it still be ‘Marketing’, ‘Sales’ and ‘Development’? Renew Your Anti-Virus Solution: Check your solution’s status and verify that it’s running on all of your devices that it should be. Look at Server Capacity: See if there are trends in server disk capacity to determine if you need to upgrade your devices. Review & Renew Warranties: Check warranty status for your Dell, Lenovo or HP devices and other devices.

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