3 Quick Ways to Identify Phishing Email

Posted by on Jun 5, 2020 in Security | No Comments

1. Verify that the FROM address is legitimate Click (or tap, if you are using a mobile device) on the sender’s name to see the complete address.  Also, scrutinize the domain name to ensure the spelling is correct.   2. Hover over links and verify that they are legitimate Hover (do not left click) your […]

How to Generate Application Password (Microsoft Office 365 MFA)

Posted by on Oct 27, 2019 in How-To, Security | No Comments

Some applications such as Outlook, Apple Mail, and Microsoft Office will require the use of an app password in place of your account password when you enable multi-factor authentication for your email. To generate an application password follow the steps below: 1. Go to https://portal.office.com/account/#security 2. Enter your email address and password 3. Click Security […]

How to Setup Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) for Microsoft Office 365

Posted by on Oct 27, 2019 in How-To, Security | No Comments

1. Launch your web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and go to https://aka.ms/MFASetup 2. Enter your email address and password 3. When prompted for more information required click Next 4. On the Additional security verification screen, enter your cell phone number and select “Send me a code by text message” and click Next 5. You will […]

The Dangers of Out of Office Messages

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Security | No Comments

It’s that time of the year again when we take our extended leave to enjoy the Holiday Season with our family and friends. Before leaving for the holiday, you will most likely set your Out of Office message to let your colleagues, clients and vendors know you will be away. Since you can’t or don’t […]

Shellshock – What You Need to Know

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Security | No Comments

I was at the Apple Store in Yorkdale Shopping Centre (Toronto, Ontario) over the weekend and I overheard a staff member informing a customer who purchased a MacBook Pro that the Mac is not vulnerable to virus. I strongly disagree with the statement but that is a discussion for another day. The conversation brings to […]