What We Are Doing On-line:
- Renewing Library books
- Submitting tax returns
- Scheduling appointments with service providers
- Purchasing products unavailable in local stores
- Paying for services
- Registering & paying for events
- Sending money to other countries
- Visiting with friends and family who are away
- Tracking parcels with couriers
- Watching movies and TV programs
- Finding out what’s playing at local movie theatres
- Finding local restaurants and making reservations
- Purchasing gift cards
- Paying monthly bills
- Taking and storing pictures
- Finding bus and flight schedules and purchasing tickets
- Finding local businesses, their locations and telephone numbers
- Paying for city parking
- Sending greeting cards
- Taking courses
- Reading books
Here Are Some Password Safety Rules
- Make sure that your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Safari) is not saving passwords. Although it is very convenient to have your system remember and pre-fill passwords, they are stored in an unencrypted way and that makes them wide open for hackers to access. Go to the browser Settings and record on paper all those listed and then delete them. Then turn this feature off.
- Record all passwords on paper or in a password software program. Ensure that changes are kept up-to-date. Ensure the list is not available to anyone but you.
- Never use the same password more than once. If a hacker does find one somewhere, they cannot access anything else that you are connected with.
- Do not use recognizable words and number sequences. Hackers use programs that can quickly compare your password to dictionaries. Do not use your birthday numbers because this information can be used in many other situations related to your identity.
- Use a random combination of letters, numbers, symbols, spaces upper and lower case.
- Change really important passwords as in banking and e-mail – frequently
- Do not share a password with anyone – even if you trust them. You never know how secure their systems are.
- Run anti-virus and Spybot programs on all your devices regularly. This is especially important if you access the net using WiFi in public places.
Here’s a List of LastPass Features
- Generates random passwords for every site you visit on-line that require registration;
- Encrypts all password data and stores it on your own computer;
- Has browser extensions that cause it to pre-fill using the encrypted database;
- Allows storage of other critical information such as credit card and banking information, WiFi passwords, etc.
- No information is stored in the cloud or with the LastPass company – they do not even store your entry password;
- Will perform an audit of all your passwords – to indicate when they should be renewed and changed;
- Creates folders so that your passwords are classified and findable;
- Synchronizes encrypted data file to your phone, tablet or laptop;
- Has a free version for use on just one device;
- A premium version allows for use on an unlimited number of devices for $24 per year
Mindset Monday Challenge
This Mindset Monday post is presented especially for solopreneurs
by LowellAnn Fuglsang, Business and Career Coach
In my workstyle-lifestyle coaching work I love helping solopreneurs find direction, stay motivated and build systems that both support and promote their business. One support that I like to emphasize for them is the Google experience. Two great places to begin are my Weekly Being Your Own CEO Success Circle and The Portable Business Coach (Now titled “Solopreneur Evaluation Tool” – a tool that will tell you where you need to put more time and energy)