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Adobe Acrobat have always been the industrial standard for PDF readers and editors, with constant updates and new features, coupled with easy to use UX and interface. There is little doubt

How to Protect Your Business Against Email Phishing?

Email Phishing  will direct the user to click on a malicious link to visit a website where they are asked to update personal information, such as a password, credit card, social security, or bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has.

 

Email Phishing Office 365
Normal URL

The email looks ok and the email URL looks ok too.

Email Phishing Office 365
Bad URL

In the redirected website showing OneDrive, the “Open Document” URL looks suspicious.

Moreover, it is leading to revealing more confidential information.

Email Phishing Office 365

Protect Yourself from Email Phishing

  1. Be cautious about all communications you receive. …
  2. Do not click on any links listed in the email message, and do not open any attachments contained in a suspicious email.
  3. Do not enter personal information in a pop-up screen. …
  4. Use web-based URL link checker
  5. Install a phishing filter extension like Google Suspicious Site Reporter or Norton SafeSearch on your Google Chrome web browser
  6. For Microsoft Office 365, you can subscribe Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
  7. As a final failsafe solution, you will need to backup Office 365. For this, you can consider Datto SaaS Protection for Office 365
Email Phishing Office 365

With Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), you are protected from email phishing. The Office 365 ATP will perform a sandbox abnormal behavior check on the suspected link.

How to Improve Notebook Performance and Stability?

When your notebook get hot, in order to overcome the increasing heat issue, the notebook processor will slow down. This process is called Thermal Throttling or Power Limit Throttling. Thus, you will get a slow notebook.

One effective way is to use Intel eXtreme Tuning Utility (Intel XTU). As shown  in the image below, you can reduce the “Core Voltage Offset” by -0.100V.

Intel XTU - reduce core voltage offset

You can use CPU-ID Hardware Monitor to measure the temperature.of Notebook. You can take measurement before Intel XTU and after running Intel XTU.

You can achieve about 5-15 degree less in operating temperature.

Before running Intel XTU.

cpuid hwmonitor - before temperature

After running Intel XTU.

cpuid hwmonitor - temperature

In conclusion, by running Intel eXtreme Tuning Utility (XTU) and decreasing the Core Voltage Offset by 0.100V, your notebook can run faster and last longer.

Sync Microsoft Sticky Notes on Windows Desktop to OneNote On Mobile Devices

Microsoft Sticky Notes

Microsoft has a brand new Sticky Notes for Windows. Thanks to a new and improved design, cloud sync, added intelligence and Pen support, it is now easier than ever to quickly capture and add context to all your notes.

You can sync your Microsoft Sticky Notes on Windows Desktop to Microsoft OneNote on Mobile Devices.

New Features in Sticky Notes version 3.0:

  • Sync your notes across your Windows Desktop and Mobile devices.
  • A new Dark themed note: Charcoal Note.
  • Crossing tasks off feel better than deleting them! Now you can style your note with the new formatting bar.
  • Sticky Notes is performing a lot faster
  • Drastic improvements on being more inclusive:
    • Using assistive technologies and Narrator.
    • Keyboard navigation.
    • Using mouse, touch, and pen.
    • High Contrast.
Microsoft Sticky Notes on OneNote Mobile
Microsoft Sticky Notes

Related

Microsoft OneNote is now part of Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft OneNote is no longer part of Microsoft Office 2019 

Another way to improve productivity is to use Microsoft Office 365

4 Reasons your Business Needs Video Conferencing


The human connection matters. People still need to meet, break bread, and immerse themselves in the culture. But when you can’t, instant video meetings are the next best thing. Connect your workforce with Logitech Video Collaboration Solutions.

The four reasons your business needs video conferencing:

  • Evolving workplace

    • Empower workers with video-equipped solutions for face-to-face communication–anywhere
  • Speed of business

    • 90% of people surveyed say video meetings are more efficient especially with colleagues, suppliers, and clients across the world.
  • Work life balance

    • Studies show working from home equals the same happiness effect as a $40k pay increase
  • Business continuity

    • Video conferencing enables meetings to happen even when you can’t meet in person

Logitech ConferenceCam

Bring video collaboration to huddle rooms and large conference rooms with Logitech ConferenceCams. Complete room solutions from Logitech allow participants to quickly kick off and run a video conference meeting.

Microsoft Teams

When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps.

How does DNS works?

  1. DNS Client send DNS Request of the requester host server to Recursive DNS Server

  2. Recursive DNS server send DNS Request to Root DNS Server

  3. Root DNS Server resolve and provide IP Address of the Authoritative DNS Server

  4. Recursive DNS server send DNS Request to Authoritative DNS Server

  5. Authoritative DNS Server resolve and provide IP address of the requested host server

  6. Recursive DNS server send IP address of the requested host server to DNS Client

What is DNSSEC?

DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) is a technology that was developed to, among other things, protect against such attacks by digitally ‘signing’ data so you can be assured it is valid. However, in order to eliminate the vulnerability from the Internet, it must be deployed at each step in the lookup from root zone to final domain name (e.g., www.icann.org). Signing the root (deploying DNSSEC on the root zone) is a necessary step in this overall processii. Importantly it does not encrypt data. It just attests to the validity of the address of the site you visit.

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/dnssec-qaa-2014-01-29-en

Why do you need DNSSEC?

DNSSEC is intended to protect against ‘man-in-the-middle’ DNS spoofing attacks and ‘cache poisoning’ by ensuring DNS information is validated cryptographically before end-users traffic are directed to a website.

When users access a website using its domain name e.g. http://www.example.sg, the system’s DNS resolver will first query for the IP address of the website. When the DNS resolver (e.g. ISP’s resolver) is making its query, it is possible for an attacker to trick the resolver to accept a fake IP address. This is known as a ‘man-in-the-middle’ attack.

Most DNS resolvers also cache the returned IP address to speed up responses for future queries for the same domain name, either from the same user or other users. Therefore, if an attacker has managed to trick the DNS resolver to accept a fake IP address, the fake IP address is now cached by the DNS resolver. This is known as ‘cache poisoning’. When there are subsequent queries of the same domain name by other users (e.g. other users on the same ISP), they will now be re-directed to the fake IP address as they are receiving the cached, and incorrect, IP address as opposed to the legitimate website’s IP.

How to know if the Domain has DNSSEC?

 

You can check at https://centralops.net/co/DomainDossier.aspx

How does DNSSEC work?

DNSSEC uses cryptography signatures to create a “chain of trust”. DNSSEC uses this “chain of trust” to validate that the information users receive originates from the correct DNS servers. If the information cannot be validated, it discards the information. Thus if users visit a DNSSEC-protected website and the DNS response is modified by a hacker (through a ‘man-in-the-middle’ attack), the DNSSEC-aware DNS resolver or application can detect the fake information and discard it.

How to get DNSSEC?

We can help you to enable DNSSEC for your domain. Please contact us for more details.

 

Should you buy the retail version or the commercial version?

The brand new Surface Go is finally released in Singapore. Before purchasing one, you should dive deeper into the technology and the variants before making that important purchase.

 

The whole point of writing this is to share valuable information that you find interesting and valuable.

 

To get things started, here is a list of differences
between the two Surface Go models.

Surface Go (Retail)

Cost

Windows

Windows 10 S pre-installed with a
Deep focus on the Microsoft Store.

Surface Go (Commercial)

Cost

Windows version

Windows 10 PRO pre-installed with a
Full operating system  experience with domain networking capabilities

How to use PayNow Corporate for Business

PayNow QR to business
on DBS / POSB app

Paynow QR to business
on PayLah! app

PayNow is an enhanced cashless peer-to-peer funds transfer service available to customers of these nine participating banks: Bank of China, Citibank, DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and United Overseas Bank

With PayNow Corporate is available from 13 August 2018 onwards, you can make and receive payments instantly with just your Unique Entity Number (UEN), without the need to know or disclose any account numbers.

Simultaneously when PayNow Corporate is implemented, it will be part of the Singapore Quick Response (SG QR) Code. This will enable retail, businesses and corporates to make instant PayNow transfers by scanning the merchant’s or individual’s QR via their bank’s mobile banking app. Customers will need to update their bank’s app to avail of this function, which is available on both Apple iOS and Android smartphones.

IT Outsourced paynow
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OUB Bank

PayNow Corporate for Business

IT Outsourced paynow

PayNow is an enhanced peer-to-peer funds transfer service available to customers of these nine participating banks: Bank of China, Citibank, DBS Bank/POSB, HSBC, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, Maybank, OCBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and United Overseas Bank

With PayNow Corporate coming on 13 August 2018, you can make and receive payments instantly with just your Unique Entity Number (UEN), without the need to know or disclose any account numbers.

Simultaneously when PayNow Corporate is implemented, it will be part of the Singapore Quick Response (SG QR) Code. This will enable retail, businesses and corporates to make instant PayNow transfers by scanning the merchant’s or individual’s QR via their bank’s mobile banking app. Customers will need to update their bank’s app to avail of this function, which is available on both Apple iOS and Android smartphones.

dbs-posb
OUB Bank

Uses for PayNow Corporate

Pay Part Time Pay via Mobile Number to NRIC

Company that regularly employs temporary staff for events that they organise. Since the workers are employed on a one-off basis, the company frequently pays its workers via cash or cheque. Using PayNow Corporate, the company can make payments to the workers with their registered mobile numbers or NRIC, without having to go through the hassle of collecting their bank account details. This helps the company reduce the costs associated with handling cash and cheques.

Make Instant Refund to Online Shoppers

Online shop that sells apparel,  allow for customers to return the purchases within a week, they have to process refunds to customer regularly. With PayNow, they can refund the monies directly to their customers’ registered mobile number, hence shortening the refund process and providing a better customer experience.

Provide Customer with alternative payment method

A small retail shop can receive cash payments frequently. With PayNow Corporate, the company is able to display their UEN or QR code at the cash register. Customers can easily pay for their purchases by keying in the UEN or scanning the QR code, and the company can receive the payments into their account immediately.

Collect monthly Bill payments from your customers

Company that provides utilities services to their customers, and sends their bills to them monthly. While the company offers various modes of electronic payments, many of their customers still pay them using cheques. With PayNow Corporate, the company can include a QR code on their monthly bills so that their customer can make payment simply by scanning the QR code.

Getting Started with PayNow Corporate

Receive Payments

Step 1: Register your UEN and the UOB SGD Current Account that you wish for payments to be made to.

Step 2: Generate your QR code that is linked to your UEN. QR codes can be generated via BIBPlus for display at collection channels. For QR codes to be included in bills/invoices, UOB will assist with the generation of QR code.

Step 3: Receive notifications of the inward payments via email or SMS when you sign up for UOB eAlerts!

IT Services paynow

Make Payments

Step 1: Ensure that you have the PayNow ID (i.e. mobile number/NRIC/FIN/UEN) of your payee in order to make a payment via PayNow Corporate. Ensure your payees are registered for PayNow.

Step 2: Make single or bulk payments to your recipients using electronic channels such as BIBPlus or BIBPlus Mobile. PayNow Corporate will be available to all existing BIBPlus customers who are on either the Professional or Premium Package.