Microsoft has ended its support for the very popular OS on April 8, 2014. If that move made you decide to migrate to Windows 7, or 8 in fear of increasing privacy threats, we would like to draw your attention to some crucial privacy steps you need to take in order to guarantee a secure transition. We are going to walk you through security issues from backup to HDD sanitization.Read More
The time is here to file taxes and if you use the Internet to get it done there are some very important best practices for preventing identity theft this season. Cyber-criminals are especially in favor of the tax season because the documents you are required to submit contain highly sensitive information about your identity and finances, such as, your name, physical address, banking details, loan details, employee details, etc, and of course, your social security number. Don’t let any of them fall into the wrong hands! By implementing the best practices we share in this article you can make sure that your confidential details remain protected.Read More
As each of the last few years brought news of serious data privacy issues involving some of the biggest companies in the world, along with a huge number of their affected customers, the importance of protecting one’s data privacy is slowly becoming recognized. Unfortunately, 2013 wasn’t short of such news; in fact, it offered some of the most jaw-dropping reports to date, such as, the Snowden revelations and the Target issue. East-Tec would like to highlight that in the face of such events, the usual, anti-virus based privacy protection, without permanent removal of one’s PC and Internet activity traces, is simply not reliable anymore.Read More
What is the common risk in having your documents photocopied or scanned at your local copy center, having your medical records faxed to you, and passing on or disposing of digital copy machines you own and use in your office? Read on to find out how copiers can be a source of trouble both for owners and copy center customers.
It might come as a surprise, but most digital copy machines have powerful hard drives, just like computers do. Hard drives help them work faster by enabling multi-tasking or job queuing. But hard drives also store digital image copies of everything these multifunctional devices copy, print, scan, or email. And just like it is risky to leave sensitive information on computer hard drives unerased, it is a serious privacy hazard to do the same when it comes to copy machines.Read More
Just scored 2 out of 10 in the tidiest office contest? Perhaps your recent birthday present was the latest ultrabook, so no idea what to do with your old laptop now? Came across an article on the negative environmental impact of growing e-waste? Whichever the reason may be, there’s a great opportunity now to donate your old or unwanted machine and even qualify for tax deduction.
Sounds like a plan? Here are some facts to inspire you to donate computers instead of just tossing them in the trash.Read More