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Businesses have to be even more concerned with security than ordinary home users. Many businesses hire special ISP security consultants to audit the security of their business Internet set-up and intranets. While smaller businesses cannot afford such consultants, it is still important for them to take the ordinary security precautions. Keep all software up-to-date, and replace software that doesn't have up-to-date versions (most notably IE) with alternative software that does. Don't allow guessable passwords, and change default passwords. Never use insecure protocols like FTP, bare POP3, or Telnet but instead use more secure alternatives like SFTP, WebDAV, APOP, SSL, and SSH. These simple steps will make your business Internet much tougher to crack.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|