Internet Security Tips

Here are some of the best computer network security tips on the internet of how to keep your data secure:

  1. Patch, Patch, PATCH!
  2. Install protective software.
  3. Choose strong passwords.
  4. Back up on a regular basis.
  5. Control access to your machine.
  6. Use email and the internet safely.
  7. Use secure connections.
  8. Protect sensitive data.
  9. Use desktop firewalls.
  10. Most importantly, stay informed.

Source: MIT

Digital Guardian Data Protection Tips: An author Nate Lord at a website Digital Guardian recently published a comprehensive list of 101 tips on keeping your data and private information safe. You can read his list here. Be aware the page is designed to motivate you to download an e-book, but he tips are helpful.

UC Berkley Computer Security Tips: UC Berkley’s information security teams published a list of Top 10 Computer Security Tips which, while not as extensive as the 101 Digital Guardian tips, can function as a good checklist for your IT department.

Looking for an experienced computer network security team to keep you navigate the challenges of cybersecurity? We would love to talk about how ProVisionIT can keep your data safe.

iPhone Text Messages Show Number, not Person’s Name

Issue: my text messages show the phone number, not the person’s name

A client complained that their text messages only displayed the person’s phone number. Even though the contact was saved in their phone, it would not display the contact’s name in the text message. It only showed the phone number. We resolved this by taking the following steps:

  1. Click “Settings” –> “Contacts” –> Short Name
  2. Toggle the green button next to “Short Name” to the OFF position
  3. Toggle the green button next to “Short Name” back to the ON position
  4. Double click the HOME button
  5. Find the messages app in the list of open apps and scroll up to close
  6. Click HOME and re-open your text messages

This did the trick for the client. The text messages displayed the contacts name as expected.

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