IT 4 Offices

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Pro-Active Support

At IT 4 Offices we use a state of the art monitoring software to ensure your systems are running and kept running, preventing downtime where possible and ensuring you are in running your company using your IT systems effectively and not allowing your IT to prevent you working.

Pro-Active IT

IT Migration

Whenever a system change is required within a business, a migration process is used to ensure that important company and client data is kept secure and accessible.
Including: Cloud, Virtualisation or Mergers/Buyouts

Migration

Email Security

Are you fed up with adding senders to junk lists.   Many of our clients using our spam filters now have the time to work without interruption from constant adverts and unimportant spam emails, as well as having the peace of mind that they are protected by multi-layered virus protection.

Email Security

Network Design

IT 4 Offices have developed a solutions portfolio that enables the provision of full end-to-end infrastructure solutions.
This range enables us to provide our clients with both a tailored and integrated solution to their entire infrastructure networking needs.

Network Design

Good Passwords

We often find users have difficulty remembering passwords and end up using the same password for their pc login and email accounts and every website including important sites such as their bank and credit cards.  As a result we have heard of individuals getting caught out by the "social" hackers tricks, where you sign up for something linked to facebook or twitter.  This is where someone will create a website which may look fairly harmless but will require you to subscribe and setup a password.  All the hacker needs to do is try the same password you have willingly supplied to your email and they could be in the money.  

If someone gets access or control of your email account then this can be used with the forgotten password links on most websites.  If the site also has a forgotten username link then this may also be used.

Most of us will happily give our email details out to anyone, assuming that junk filters and antivirus will capture anything bad, having a password of 8 complex characters may not save you from some attacks.  There are even lists of encrypted passwords available which translate an encoded password back into readable characters.

 

So what can we do?

Start with your email account - this should have a unique password which you never used on any other website.  Then have a separate unique password for any bank/credit card or social media account you have.

OK, easier said than done I hear you say.  

Here is a simple suggestion that will ensure that every site has a unique password 

  • Think of a phrase or word which you can remember.  It could be a location, an object or the name of someone or something - just as long as you can remember it.
  • Next for the site you are setting up access, Use the word and then add a few characters from the websites name or company that you then becomes a part of the password.

For example:

Lots of people still use password as their password... (I don't recommend you use password)

Your facebook account password becomes

  • New password: FbPassword

If you need a number on the password or special character - !"£$%^&*()?;:'# then 

  • New password: Fb!P4ssword
  • For twitter this would then be: Tw!P4ssword

As you can hopefully see - the password is now more than the normal require 8 characters and would take even more time for a brute force or social hack to guess.

If the website also need to change passwords for the site on a regular basis, you can add the year or month to the end or before your phrase.

  • 2015 password: Fb!15P4ssword
  • 2016 password: Fb!16P4ssword

It's always a good to change your passwords at least once or twice a year.  

Some sites only allow you an 8 character password, for these reduce you phrase, for example:

  • 8 character: Fb!P4ssw

The result is quite complex and should be easy for you to remember as long as you remember your phrase and rules.

 

 

SMB IT Support

If you are a business owner/manager and would like to discuss outsourcing your IT support, give us a call and speak to one of our team

SMB IT Support   Ad-hoc Support

IT Supply

If you have a hardware or software requirement or have a project you would like to discuss, give our team a call

Hardware   Software   Hosting

Partnerships

At IT 4 Offices, we have formed strong relationships with industry recognised businesses to provide our clients with the best systems that they require to run their daily business tasks.

Microsoft Registered Partner | Dell Partner | HP Partner
 
 
 HP Cisco
Draytek Synology

Contact Us

Call on 0333 332 6600

52 Halcyon Close
Witham,
Essex. CM8 1GY

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