Tag Archives: security

Scam alert – two-factor authentication

The bad guys are always looking for new ways to get your personal information.  We talk a lot about protecting the data on your computer.  Now we need to talk about your smart phone.  Just like it’s important to keep … Continue reading

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Stop asking me!

Microsoft seems to be good at getting on our nerves. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being reminded about saving passwords. Hey … that sounds awfully familiar!  It’s like that movie Groundhog Day (if you read my … Continue reading

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Windows 10 security modifications

Microsoft is not furnishing concrete information on the HIPAA compliance aspects of Windows 10.  At the same time, they are pushing upgrading at us harder than ever.  Based on my research, there are no compelling reasons to upgrade if you … Continue reading

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Something old, something new

When dealing with PHI, some of the practices we have always considered secure need to be rethought. Gone are the days of wired phones, fax machines and answering machine. When you send a fax or leave a message today, you … Continue reading

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Two-factor authentication – pros and cons

What is two-factor authentication?  Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security to transactions, both online and offline.  When you login using a username and password, that’s considered single-factor authentication.  When you swipe your credit card and don’t have to … Continue reading

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