Facebook is at it again! Time to check your privacy settings…
“100 percent of Microsoft Office flaws and 94 percent of Internet Explorer flaws” are not affective if the user is not an admin, according to a report by” BeyondTrust“. Ars Technica has an article reviewing this report,Â with statistics demonstrating what I’ve been suggesting to my customers for years. That many Windows security flaws and vulnerbilities can be avoided by not running as admin or with any account that has administrative privledges.
Although the number of vulnerabilities are lower on a Macintosh, I encourage the same rule on that operating system as well.
You do backup, right? Do you backup everything and maintain an offsite copy? Excellant!
I keep meaning to write up my backup routine. But in the mean time, one area that I am weak in is backing up my Google Docs documents. There does’nt seem to be an automated way at this time. But there is a simple manual way with the use of Firefox,Â Grease Monkey, a Grease Monkey script called Google Docs: Download and DownThemAll.
Google Docs has become my primary suite for word processing and spreadsheets. Those things need to be backed up too! If Google turns evil or dies just when I need a document then I want to have my work available somewhere. Check out Google Docs: Download for instructions on how to get all this working together to backup your Google Docs.
Once DownThemAll is complete, all the documents are local on my computer and then get backed-up by my regular means and copied offsite.
SO the next time you are checking your backups, make sure you backup the stuff you have in the cloud too!
I’ve been playing with Macrium Reflect for the last few weeks as part of a new backup scheme for my laptop and my wife’s computer. I’m still not settled with my scheme but I love Macrium Reflect and highly recommend it for anyone looking for an easy way to backup and recover from a complete disaster.
AppScout has a nice write up entitled Macrium Reflect Backs up Your Files for Free. Check it out! And watch for an explanation of my backup scheme in the next week or so.