Two Factor Authentication

Client Success Story – Two Factor Authentication

How Smile IT Helped a Large Company Reduce Their Security Risk through Two Factor Authentication. The Need for Help Our client has a large operation spread over multiple sites. They were growing increasingly concerned about their network and data security, as more and more phishing attacks were being experienced. With…
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2FA

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained

What is 2FA? In a nutshell, two factor authentication, or 2FA, is an important and increasingly popular means of securing an online account. Here’s a simple definition: 2FA is an extra layer of security applied to a login process. Normally to access an online account, you type in a username…
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Why You Should Use a VPN in Australia

Why You Should Use a VPN in Australia

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. We’re positive you’ve at least heard the name mentioned before, but today we’re going to dig deeper and explain why you should use a VPN in Australia. Once the playground of computer nerds and exclusive large corporations, VPN’s have grown into a pretty mainstream…
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Safer internet day

Safer Internet Day is Here!

Together for a Better Internet The last 20 years seem to have disappeared in an internet-fuelled blur of efficiency and convenience. The online world is an inescapable presence with too many benefits to list. Just the other day I pulled the car over, took out my phone and bought tickets…
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how to spot a phishing scam

How to Spot a Phishing Scam in 2020

There are loads of scams out there. Job scams, romantic scams, extortion, fake charities. The list goes on and on, but one you’ve almost certainly encountered already is ‘phishing’. It’s a tough nut to crack, and I’m not just talking about the pronunciation (let me help you there: it’s ‘fishing’).…
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