Today is World Password Day! The first Thursday in May is recognized as World Password Day, a day to promote safe password-usage.

The old-school tip would just be to update your password every 60-90 days. 

Here are a few quick up-to-date password tips for you today:

  • Enable multi-factor authentication whenever possible.
  • Use complex passwords that do not include common dictionary words, pet names, family names, sports teams, etc.
  • Do not use the same log-in credentials across different sites, keep each password unique.
  • Don’t use special characters, like “&, @, %, #, etc.”

Bottom-line, you should have a password policy for your organization!

Contact us with any questions or issues.

There have been some recent security issues with Apple devices, specifically with the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. Please be sure to always update your device to the newest software, and make sure your software updates are applied.

Contact us with any questions or concerns!

If you had problems yesterday evening (2/3/2021) with slow mail and/or failures through Microsoft 365, chances are you were not alone.

Microsoft 365 announced there were issues causing delays and failures with Exchange Online, impacting email sends throughout North America yesterday evening.

Those issues have been mitigated, according to Microsoft 365 Status (@MSFT365Status) on Twitter. You should be experiencing normal email services again at this time.

Epoch will continue to monitor any arising issues. Please contact us with any questions!

There are major Internet Service Provider (ISP) outages reported today. Comcast, Verizon, and Google are some of those impacted, along with other services.

Slow-down’s and intermittent outages are to be expected on business and home networks.

Ubiquiti, a well-known manufacturer of network equipment/devices, recently notified their customers to update their passwords and add multi-factor authentication (MFA) due to a security breach.

Epoch always advises using unique passwords that are frequently updated as well as turning on MFA whenever available.

Take a look at the article below for more: