MicroTech Systems Boise - February 2020

STAY SECURE

BY PROTECTING YOURSELF WITH THESE TECH TIPS

The digital world is always at our fingertips, and improved Wi-Fi connections and options have made accessing personal data, such as banking information, easier than ever — especially for thieves and hackers. At MicroTech Systems, we have always offered next-level security care by monitoring your system and alerting you before real danger happens. But in 2020, we’re doubling down on this initiative. In honor of that effort, here are three ways you and your bank can keep your personal information secure in 2020.

connection likely isn’t protected by a firewall either. Be leery when logging on from home.)

Multi-Factor Authentication As annoying as it may be to tell your bank what street you grew up on and your father’s middle initial every time you log in, it’s an ingenious system designed to protect you from hackers. Two-factor or multi-factor authentication systems require multiple levels of proof that you are who you say you are. Only use banking apps that require this form of entry for an extra blanket of security. Real-Time Alerts It can be terrifying to walk around with a device that has your mobile banking app and information on it, but choosing mobile banking may actually be a wise choice. With mobile banking and credit card apps, you’re alerted in real time whenever money moves in and out of your account. If you didn’t make a $300 purchase at a Walmart in Phoenix, you can contest the purchase, freeze your card, and get real answers within minutes of it happening. This stops fraudsters in their tracks and protects you from additional losses. With the internet at our fingertips, the possibilities are endless — for both you and hackers. Protect yourself and your team by inquiring about our security offerings. Call (208) 345-0054 today or visit MicroTechBoise. com/microtech-blog for more tech tips.

The Connection Before you log in to your banking app, consider the network you’re using. Never log in to a personal account, such as a banking app or a medical program, on public Wi-Fi or cellular networks. These are not secure networks, and they are not protected by a firewall. Instead, only trust personal networks or those protected by a business’s VPN. ( Note: Your home’s

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Homemade Paleo Bread There’s nothing more comforting than a slice of homemade bread. Settle in with this paleo-friendly version of the ultimate comfort food.

Ingredients

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1 2/3 cups almond flour 2 tbsp flaxseed meal 2 tbsp coconut flour

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp agave syrup 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

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2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp kosher salt

5 eggs

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350 F, and line an 8x5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. 2. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, flaxseed meal, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. 3. Add eggs, olive oil, agave syrup, and vinegar and whisk until smooth.

4. Pour mixture into prepared 8x5-inch pan and smooth top with a spatula. 5. Bake for 35 minutes or until top is golden. Remove from pan and slice when cooled.

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