Low Tech ID theft
Low Tech ID theft It is still a great way for thieves to steal your data. If you put your trash out at the driveway for the garbage truck to pick up you are at risk of a criminal stealing your data right from the trash can. NEVER put credit card statements, electric bills, cable bills, insurance letters and last year’s health data in the trash without shredding first. Better still, burn them
not being used
We have been
using online accounts for decades now.
Do you remember all the ones you signed up for? Leaving old accounts active and not in use
can be a hackers dream come true. They
can hack the account and know you are not going to realize the hack until it is
accounts no longer being used. Any
account from Facebook to Email should be retired and deleted. If you want assistance doing this try using a
utility called Account Killer. Google to
find the site. Sites such as Skype,aol,
sbcglobal, old Insurance companies, Fitness centers, Store cards, TV sites,
Restaurant sites, etc should all be “killed.”
your online presence is a big step toward achieving online safety.
shopping is very convenient and easy. It
is also the best way to get hacked. We
use our personal information and credit card data to purchase items. Most online sites have taken additional steps
to protect your data when you buy, however, hackers are constantly coming up
with new ways to get your information.
is when a hacker skims your credit card information while your are shopping
online. You do not even know it is
happening at the time. They do this by
using “tricky bits of code” while they lay in wait for your data. To protect yourself better, NEVER shop on
sites that not secure. Secure sites will
have HTTPS: at the start of the url, (web address). If the site you are shopping is not secure
then find your item elsewhere.
coupons offering incredible discounts, yet require your credit card
information. Consider not using your
credit card to purchase online. Use a
cash card you can purchase at any grocery store for example. You can, for a couple dollars, purchase a
Visa cash card for the amount you need.
Use PayPal. Sign up and setup
your account. Lastly, use store gift
cards, or site cards such as Amazoncash.
We all love
to share what is happening in our lives on platforms such as Facebook. There is nothing wrong with sharing IF you
are careful doing so. Here are some
ideas to help protect yourself on social media, using Facebook as the
example. Other platforms have security
measures you can take as well, however, implementing them will take a different
set of steps.
strong passwords. You have read it in
these posts before, use strong passwords on everything. A great password should be a set of three
words from your life experience. A High
School mascot, plus a name of your first job, plus the model of your favorite
car, for example. Three random terms out
of your life will be very difficult for hackers to decipher. You can enhance the password by replacing
letters with symbols. @ for a; 4 for h;
3 for e, etc. We suggest creating a set
of six passwords using the same three terms with a mix of capital letters and
symbols. Do not use the same password
for every site, rather, use different passwords from this list.
Write them down and store them in a safe place in case you, or a loved one, need to reference them.
If you do
not use icloud, or have run out of space and do not want to pay for additional
storage, you can use a utility called MobiMover. It will scan and then save your entire iPhone
data unit to the computer. The folder is
placed on the desktop and is titled “Exported by MobiMover(then the date).
folder and you will see subfolders with the data within. Note:
If you use a web mail account, such as AOL, Gmail, etc, then the
contacts and other data will not be stored here as it is stored on the web mail
Click this link to download and save
your iPhone data!
We’re here to help.
If you need to find your password that is saved on your iPhone the process to see those is:
Settings, Passwords & Accounts, Website & App Passwords.
the website or email site you need the password for and tap. The address and password should now appear. You may have to verify it is you asking for
the information by entering your access code for the phone.
Call us. We’re here to help
programs are sometimes difficult to use.
Having a problem certainly compounds the frustration we all have. MediSoft began significantly slowing down
during the request for Daily Reports. It
could take up to 20 minutes for a report to appear when it should be just a few
provided a solution. If you are using
v19, sp1, (version 19, service pack 1), there is a hotfix you can download to
resolve the speed issue. In this case,
the hotfix was found by searching for it using Google. Once downloaded, we were able to easily
install and resolve the problem. Now
reports open nearly instantly!
said this issue is resolved in their newer versions of the software.
creating paychecks for your company you notice the net amount has significantly
changed for some employees, but not all.
When you investigate, it is found that there are multiple entries for
Federal Withholding, as well as possible other multiple tax lines where there
should only be one.
The cause of
this issue may be with the payroll updates downloading through the QB
servers. To resolve this issue, click on
the Employees menu option in QB, then Employee Center. Highlight the affected employee, right click
and select Edit Employee. Click on the
Payroll Info tab on the left side. Then
click on the Taxes button in the upper right corner. Next, click on the Other tab. Here you will see where an entry for the
offending tax is listed.
You may not
be able to delete the entry, however, if you highlight the entry, in this case
Federal Withholding, and backspace to remove it, then click OK, it will be removed. Click OK again and exit the Employee Center. Try to create the paycheck again. Check to make sure the number of tax lines
are correct. Done.
We’re here to help.
Issue: After replacing my printer, QuickBooks, (QB),
will not open the Printer Setup Window
to change the defaults for printing Reports, Checks/Paychecks or any other
form. I tried using the Printer Repair
Tool from the Intuit site with no luck.
was very simple. Even though attaching
the replacement printer, (or even a new one), to my system, running Windows 10,
showed the printer listed and “installed” in the Devices and Printers window,
QB did not fully recognize it. That
caused the Printer Setup Window within QB to fail. Installing the full driver for the printer,
from the manufacturers web site, solved the problem.
All is well.
default setting is to recall last date entered as the default. This means when you enter a check in the
register, for example, as a few days ahead that same date will appear at the
next entry. This is true for all
estimates, invoices, checks, etc. It can
be frustrating when you are trying to enter data and the date needs to be
changed to the current day.
the default date to use the current date as default, go to Edit, Preferences,
General and check the radio button for “Use today’s date as default,” under the
heading Default Date to use for new transactions. Done.