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Cathy’s Corner – December 2019

From the desk of: Cathy Coloff
Subject: 2020 is looking brighter than ever!

December is often a time to reflect while at the same time look ahead. It’s been a busy year both at IT Radix and at home. So much so that it’s hard to even remember last spring.

Changing IT Providers – Should I Stay or Should I Go?

It’s difficult to end business relationships, and changing IT providers is no exception. Though you may know that it’s time for a change, there may be extenuating factors that prevent you from acting. Perhaps you’ve invested a lot of time with your IT provider; they may have been with you since you started your business.

Use STRONG Passwords

Quick Tip: To make it easier to remember your password, use a phrase and insert letters and numbers into it, like: 1!u>R0ck&R0!! (Translation: Iluvrock&roll)

Why: Hackers can try millions of possible password combinations per second using powerful brute-force-attack software that is readily available online.

Get to know Rachel better…

Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, evokes fond family memories growing up for me. Every year around Thanksgiving, my husband and I have the tradition of visiting Rehoboth Beach to reflect on past experiences and make new memories together. We especially enjoy being there when the summer rush has faded, and the beach is quiet and peaceful.

Watch Out for Look-A-Like Domain Cyber Threats

Recently, we've seen several victims fall prey to cyber threats like this which employ a combination of a phishing email to gain access to a mailbox and then waiting until the opportune time to hook the prey using a look-a-like domain.  Here's a short video explaining what happened:

Sneaky hackers purchase and set up fraudulent websites that are a close misspelling of legitimate ones.

Everybody Loves a Parade!

Did you know that the tradition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started as a Christmas parade? It started in 1924, ran 6 miles from 145th street all the way down to the Macy’s store at 34th and Broadway.

The entire parade consisted of three horse-drawn floats including Mother Goose, Little Miss Muffet, four bands, a variety of animals from the Central Park Zoo and, of course, Santa Claus was the last one in the lineup.