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Virtual Access Cascade Conference October 16-17, 2020

That’s right! The first annual Access Cascade Conference will be virtual (but we intend to return to in-person conferences when it is safe to do so!)

Join us for TWO days of Access-related topics presented by world-wide experts.

  • Session recordings will be available for free download for 30 days
  • All sessions will be professionally streamed and moderated by Blue Danube
  • Virtual social hour after each day of sessions

Presenters (topics to be announced soon):

  • Alison Balter
  • Anders Ebro
  • Ebo Quansah (Microsoft Access Product Manager)
  • Greg Lindhorst
  • Karl Donaubauer
  • Kevin Bell
  • Luke Chung
  • Ynte Jan Kuindersma

To register, visit https://www.jstreettech.com/accessday.aspx

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Scammers And Hackers: On The Prowl

During this trying time, not only do we have to worry about the pandemic, the economy, and our friends and family, scammers and hackers are doubling (tripling?) their efforts to get a hold of your valuable information.

Simple and/or passwords that are used for multiple accounts are a favorite way for these scoundrels to get your private data.

Here are some helpful tips to help keep you safe from accidentally giving away your private information via electronic communication:

  1. Use very secure passwords by using capital and lowercase letters, numbers, AND special characters in each password.
  2. DO NOT reuse passwords.  Once a hacker gets a password to one account the likelihood of them trying that password on other accounts goes way up..
  3. Store ALL passwords in a safe, locked location such as Password Safe, Dashlane, Keeper, or similar password protector software. Hint: a list of passwords stored in Notepad on your local machine is NOT secure…
  4. DO NOT send usernames/passwords in text format via email. 
  5. Review the REAL email address, even from a trusted source before opening attachments, by (1) right clicking on the person’s name, (2) click the down arrow on the popup and then (3) reviewing the email address shown (see screenshot above).
  6. Even if you receive an email from a reliable source that appears legit:
    1. If there is an attachment be sure you know it was coming your way.
    2. That the vernacular is in that person’s normal way of speaking.

These precautions will help protect you from unintentionally giving access to people who do not have your best interests at heart…

Stay safe out there!

Access Day Canceled

Out of an abundance of caution with the COVID-19 virus, Access Day March 19 2020 is canceled. Paid registrants will receive full refunds within a week. If you are not already on our Access Day email list, let us know and we’ll send you updates about future events.

Another Phishing Attempt

The “originality” that scammers use to try to get people to click on their emails…

Nope, this doesn’t look phishy at all!

Beware of False Microsoft Emails!

At first glance, this email looks legit. There is the Microsoft logo. All the words are spelled correctly and proper grammar format is followed..

But hover on the “update subscriptions” and you’ll see the where that fateful “click” will take you… and it isn’t to Microsoft!

Always beware when clicking on links in emails, even if you think the email came from a trusted source. A simple 2 second hover on the link will reveal the true URL and could save you time and heartache!