Monday, October 24, 2016

Reduce Cyber Fatigue through Better Authentication Practices and Tools

Great article shared from one of my colleagues in the security field. Excellent tips for both work and personal use (I have been using LastPass for a year with great success). I highly encourage you read the MFA section at a minimum for your personal financial accounts.

Are you tired of cyber-security?  Do this, patch that, change passwords, recover passwords… the reality is that people are becoming so tired of security that they are either giving up entirely, or they are falling back on bad habits.  This article outlines a free tool that will improve your security, reduce your stress, and free up enough time to enable enhanced authentication on your most valuable online accounts! Let’s look at the current state of authentication today and the problems we all face.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Gmail Issue Resolved

Update from Google:

The problem with Gmail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better.

This only affected IMAP connections to Gmail.

If you are still experiencing any issues, please reconnect your IMAP client.

Note to District Staff - the prefered method for accessing Gmail is through, not through IMAP (Stamp Mail).

Gmail Service disruption

FYI from Google:

Status: Service disruption
We're aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users. The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behavior. We will provide an update by March 30, 2015 10:15:00 AM PDT detailing when we expect to resolve the problem. Please note that this resolution time is an estimate and may change.

This is only affecting IMAP connections to Gmail.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Flipped Training from your Tech Leaders

As a reminder, your building tech leaders have been producing "flipped trainings" this year for your convenience. This allows you to view them anytime, from anywhere on any device. The links are in this blog, located to the left. You are more than welcome to view videos and resources from other buildings as well.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

Saw this good article on Lifehacker this morning with some great tips for dealing with your email.  Check it out here: The Seven Types of Email and How to Deal With Them

Friday, September 26, 2014

Shellshock / Bash Virus

This is an FYI on the Shellshock virus that's in the news today. In a nutshell, your Mac-based desktops and laptops should be safe from this.

You can read more details on C|Net.
"Bash, a UNIX command shell and language included in OS X, has a weakness that could allow unauthorized users to remotely gain control of vulnerable systems," Apple said. "With OS X, systems are safe by default and not exposed to remote exploits of bash unless users configure advanced UNIX services. We are working to quickly provide a software update for our advanced UNIX users."

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Right-Click Bookmarks with Chrome

Saw this nice feature posted on C|Net this morning.  If you're using Google Chrome, you can now add a plug-in that allows you the ability to have all your bokomarks available off the right-mouse-click as seen above.  Super handy!

Check out the details here: Context Bookmarks