Posts Categorized: Privacy

Password Best Practices: Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure

In 2019, we store everything online. All of our email, bank accounts, credit cards, and so many other sources of personal information can be accessed online. The flexibility of logging into these accounts from virtually anywhere is a huge perk, but as you streamline your digital accounts it’s important to make sure you’re not sacrificing security. One way to keep things secure is to make sure the passwords you’re using for your accounts aren’t easy… Read more »

Internet Safety: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Over 45 million children use the Internet, and with summer vacation coming up, they will have even more free time to do so. Now is the time to learn how to keep your kids safe online, because the Internet is not going away, and neither is your child’s obsession with it. This week, OTELCO shares our top tips for keeping kids safe online. Teach Your Kid About Online Safety Making sure your kids know not… Read more »

Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing: Protecting Yourself from Phone Scams

A few weeks ago, I was at the Poke Salat Festival in Arab, AL, when a customer approached me to ask why OTELCO was selling phone numbers to telemarketers. She said she would receive these calls from local OTELCO numbers, answer the call assuming it was someone in town trying to reach her, and then get accosted by some scammer. OTELCO is not selling numbers to telemarketers, but what that customer was experiencing is something… Read more »

Cloud and Managed Services Brunch ‘n Learn
Featuring Arctic Wolf’s Marc Keating

At OTELCO's Cloud and Managed Services' Brunch'n'Learn attendee's will learn about our exciting new services.

The largest threat to most businesses in today’s digital world is a potential data breach, but there are ways to protect your network and your customers against such a threat. Marc Keating, a Sr. Sales Engineer and technology strategist from Arctic Wolf Networks, is our featured guest at our upcoming Cloud & Managed Services  Brunch ‘n’ Learn on December 10. Marc will share with attendees some of the most interesting attacks Arctic Wolf has protected… Read more »

Facebook, Your Information, and User Agreements

Facebook has certainly had its share of press lately. People seem shocked that the social media platform might be sharing their personal information. Jim Fossel in the Portland Press Herald comments; We Users are not the Customers, but the Products.  Hmmm, where have we heard that before? Even if you don’t use Facebook, according to this letter to the editor, you could still be affected. You’ve heard that Facebook states that users give permission for… Read more »