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Create Secure Passwords

FBI Reccomends

Passphrases for your Passwords. Phrases are much harder to crack. Create a phrase that is easy for YOU to remember. It may be longer than a typical password, but it’s easy for you to remember.
Until websites catch up – they will likely make you use at least 1 capital letter, small case letters and a number in your Passphrase.
EXAMPLES:

  • 13CamAhasthemostHATTRICKS!
  • SMITTYKeepitintheshortgrass05!
  • YPHPhrasesarethebest4712!

Alexa is Listening

Data Collection

Every word you say to Alexa is sent to Amazon’s cloud service to be automatically transcribed before it can respond to your request.
However, that’s where it gets worse. Amazon has hired a team of people around the world to analyze snippets of conversations that Echo devices secretly record and upload (without the user’s consent) to the cloud, claiming it will improve Alexa’s “customer experience”. Unfortunately, the data is not really being anonymized and can be traced back to the actual owner of the smart speaker.

Safely Connect to Public Wifi

Prevent Wifi Fishing

Have you ever tried to connect to public Wi-Fi and seen multiple network names that are similar but not the same? HiltonGuest versus HiltonGuests, for example. This is a tried-and-true man-in-the-middle attack used by hackers—dubbed Wi-Phishing—which tries to trick you into logging into the wrong network to get to your info. Most people don’t take the time to check, and jump on the strongest, open signal they see. But you should always check that you pick the legitimate network.

Older IT Workers Left Out

Old Tech Struggling

Many older tech workers say they are frustrated that they can’t find jobs despite the talent shortage.Older information-technology professionals are being passed over by employers, even as IT job openings soar to record highs and employers say recruiting tech talent is a challenge.
The largest gap occurs among workers ages 35 to 44. They make up 29% of the IT workforce, but just 21% of the overall national workforce, said Tim Herbert, CompTIA’s senior vice president for research and market intelligence.