Tuesday Tip: Stop Blurring Sensitive Information

Privacy and security have been hot button topics for many years now, so obviously it is a good idea to limit what you post online or send in an email or text. You certainly don’t want to post information such as credit card numbers, account information, or anything else that could be grabbed by a bad guy and used to compromise your identity or personal accounts.

So, for many years, one of the recommended methods was to use a blurring tool that pixelates the text or image to make it appear fuzzy and unreadable.

However, technology always advances, and there is now software that can un-pixelate the text or image using an encryption algorithm. In a matter of minutes, the blurred text is revealed making your efforts to protect the information useless.

Worse yet, this software is free and readily available on GitHub (a software developer open-source community).

So – stop blurring that information – it can now very easily be unblurred.

Richard Stokes: As the Director of Sales for Network 1, Richard identifies “future” clients that can benefit from the support of an experienced, outsourced IT team. He helps clients and prospects find technology solutions they need to achieve better productivity and efficiency so they can focus on making money and growing their businesses.

Network 1 designs, builds and supports the IT you need to run your business more securely, productively and successfully. Whether you want to outsource all of your IT needs to a reliable, responsive, service-oriented company, or need to supplement the work of your internal IT staff, we will carefully evaluate where you are now, discuss where you want to go and implement and support a plan to get you there with as little interruption as possible.

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