Global On-line Computers, Inc. Monthly Newsletter August 2017

Is Paying For Antivirus Software Worth It?
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Christina Schubert

Our daily and digital lives overlap each other. Since our personal safety takes precedence over everything, it’s safe to say that our digital security is a close second.

The price of digital safety

It’s hard to put a price tag on digital safety. Take malware for example. These sneaky little codes find their way into your devices and transmit your personal information to computers far away that are operated by fraudsters. The end result could translate into anything from cybercriminals draining your bank account to holding all your information hostage by freezing your device and asking for a ransom.

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6 ways to exercise in the office
used with permission from HP Technology at Work

You’ve probably already heard that sitting at a desk all day is bad for your health. According to the World Health Organization, physical inactivity is classified as the fourth leading cause of global deaths, causing an estimated 3.2 million deaths worldwide.1 But don’t quit your desk job just yet! There are new innovative gadgets that can help you stay fit while working.

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What is a Computer Virus?
used with permission from Norton by Symantec

A computer virus, much like a flu virus, is designed to spread from host to host and has the ability to replicate itself. Similarly, in the same way that viruses cannot reproduce without a host cell, computer viruses cannot reproduce and spread without programming such as a file or document.

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Why Your Online Privacy Matters
used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs

To understand the importance of privacy in the digital age, one must understand exactly what it is before it can be valued. There seems to be a good number of people in the “I’m not doing anything wrong, therefore, I have nothing to hide” camp. Well, we are here to bust that myth. The truth of the matter is, right or wrong, we have everything to hide.

What Is Privacy?

Privacy is closing your bedroom curtains when getting ready for bed. Privacy is visiting with your doctor behind closed doors. While in real life this type of privacy comes naturally, with little thought, in the digital space the idea of privacy is skewed. Mostly because people don’t really understand what digital privacy entails.

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Business Continuity Tip:
Excessive Heat – Silent Killer
Heat can be a silent killer. With heat, you will not see toppled trees, flooded basements, or roofs ripped off of houses like you would with other events. Instead, heat exhaustion can develop suddenly or over a period of time and is caused by the loss of water and electrolytes by sweating. In fact, you may not even know the condition is developing for you until it’s too late.

With the recent excessive heat wave occurring in Arizona which canceled numerous flights and also left many gasping for breath, it’s a reminder of how important it is to know some immediate safety tips to protect yourself, your family, your business operations and employees.Read more

Quote and Cartoon
“Somebody once said we never know what is enough until we know what’s more than enough.”

— Billie Holiday