Top 10 cyber security tips

There are some things you can do to protect your personal information from getting exposed to hackers.  Here are 10 tips you need to start doing now.

  1. Make sure your password is secure. Passwords are the first line of defense. Use a password that contains both upper and lowercase letters as well as numbers and special characters. The more complex your password is, the harder it is for hackers to compromise.
  2. Never use personal information in your password. It’s a bad idea to use your name or that of a spouse, child or pet as a password. The same is true of birthdays or phone numbers, as this information is also widely available via a Google search of your name.
  3. Make sure your OS software is up to date. Hackers continuously come up with new ways to infiltrate security systems, so it pays to make sure your browser has the latest security patches. When prompted to update your operating system software, take time to do it.
  4. Don’t leave your computer unattended when logged in to a site. It can be tempting to leave your browser open if you have to leave your PC for a few minutes, but that’s a golden opportunity for snoopers. Close all applications and log off before you step away.
  5. Create a “burner” email address. It’s a good idea to open a free email account with sites like Gmail that you can give out when you’re required to provide an email online or open an ecommerce account. You’ll avoid spam at your primary address and reduce vulnerability.
  6. Password-protect mobile devices. Many people don’t bother creating a password or PIN for their mobile phone or tablet, which is a big mistake. Like PCs, phones and tablets typically have sensitive account information on them that also needs to be kept safe.
  7. Use different passwords for all the registered sites you visit. Many people make the mistake of using the same password for all the sites they visit, but that means that a hacking incident on one site compromises all of their online accounts.
  8. Change passwords frequently. If you change your password frequently, you’ll decrease the likelihood that you’ll lose valuable information in a hacking incident. Aim for making a change to all registered passwords approximately every 30 days.
  9. Set your email to read plain text only. One way hackers target victims is to monitor when emails are opened by embedding an image that displays automatically. If you set your email to display plain text only, you can manually open emails from trusted senders.
  10. Don’t keep a password list. If you’re following good security practices, you’ll create strong passwords and change them frequently. But keeping an unencrypted list of passwords on your PC defeats the whole purpose.

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IBM Connections wiki : Troubleshooting : Tips for an IBM Connections 3.0.1-to-4.0 database migration

This article explains how to troubleshoot an IBM Connections 3.0.1 to 4.0 database migration, including the database transfer process, and provides solutions to common issues and advice that can help you avoid the issues in the first place.

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Administrators: Previewing Lotus Connections 3 for your users

This guide provides the following information for this release:

* Overview of several new features

* Changes from the previous release

* Links to product tours, reference cards, and product documentation

You can download the guide from this wiki article; there are two file attachments available to you:

* An Adobe .PDF file, ready for e-mailing, printing, or distributing to your organization.

* A Lotus Symphony .ODT file that can be customized for your organization; for example, you can add contact information for your Help Desk. The file includes instructions in blue text for customizing information – remember to remove these instructions before rolling out the file to your organization.

We suggest that you distribute the guide to your users before their new Lotus Connections software is installed or updated.

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Lotus GURU Tips

The following tip is provided by Warren Elsmore, Senior Architecture Consultant for BE System, based in the UK. He’s been working with Notes and Domino since release 3 and is a regular conference speaker throughout the world, including Lotusphere. His expertise covers Lotus Notes, Domino, Sametime and Quick Administration and especially mobile devices.

Issue Commands to Multiple Servers

Here’s a handy tip for working with the Domino console. Quite often, we end up working with customers with lots of servers. Lots and lots of servers in fact. And of course, every so often it’s necessary to change something on all the servers. Perhaps restart a task – or add a new Notes.ini debug setting. You might think that this would be a long and laborious process – opening a connection to each server one by one to type in a single command. But this isn’t the case!

Did you know that the Domino administrator can issue a command to many servers at once? In fact, this is very simple indeed.

  1. First up, go to the Server Console section of your Domino Administrator. Type in the command as usual, but don’t click ‘Send’ just yet.
  2. Now click the drop-down part of the ‘Send’ button to show the menu, and select ‘Select Servers’
  3. Next you can select a whole number of servers – from any domain that you are connected to. Simply add the servers to the list and once you’re done, click on ‘Send’.  Your command will then get sent to each server you selected, all in one go!
  4. If you’re going to do this often – you can even pre-populate this dialog with your favorite server groups. Click the drop-down part of the ‘Send’ button again, but select ‘Customize’. Now you can add any groups from your local NAB, or public NAB (perhaps LocalDomainServers ?). Now sending a command to every server in your domain is as simple as a few clicks!

Cool Lotus Applications available for you to try

Just wanted to remind everyone of the website below where you can download free applications, templates, code samples, and more for all Lotus software products.  Choose a view to browse for downloads or search for a download.


The following tip is provided by Julian Robichaux, well respected Lotus guru, popular speaker at Lotus educational formats all over the world, and creator of

Tip: Search The Code In Your Notes Databases

Need to search all the code in your entire Notes database (including agents, script libraries, and code embedded in forms and design elements) for a word or phrase? Try the DDSearch tool in the LDD Sandbox. Just go to and do a search for “DDSearch”, then download and install.