Technology Tips: September 2016 Edition Technology Tips: September 2016 Edition

Technology Tips: September 2016 Edition

by Skyward IT Services
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 Keyboard Shortcuts:

 

Switch Between Windows and Programs

Many of you may be familiar with these handy keyboard shortcuts, but for those of you who aren’t, give them a try. You’ll be able to save some time on your day-to-day tasks.
 
Windows
Alt. + Tab – Switch back and forth between your two most recently used programs or windows.

Alt. + Escape – Switch among all open, not minimized, programs.

Hold down Alt. + Tab – Switch among programs, including those minimized. Use the tab key to go from program to program. 
           

Mac
Command + Tilde (the ~ key in the upper left) – Switch among open windows (not minimized) within a single program (for example, multiple Word Documents).

Command + Tab – Switch among open (not minimized) programs.

Hold down Command + Tab – Switch among programs, including those minimized. Use the tab key to go from program to program.
 

 

Malware of the Month

This month’s Malware of the Month is called Clipboard Poisoning. Clipboard Poisoning is a term many people aren’t familiar with, but it has existed for quite a few years in computing. Poisoning occurs when you copy something from a website, but the website replaces what you copied onto your clipboard with something different. The replacement can be as innocent as swapping the copied material with a sentence stating where the information came from, or as malicious as replacing your clipboard with code that will crash your computer. Recently, these attacks have become more widespread, especially for Mac users.

If you are concerned that a website may be infected by Clipboard Poisoning, open up TextEdit or Notepad and paste your copied material into it. Does the same thing you meant to copy appear? If not, the site you used to obtain that code may be a victim of a cyberattack. It would be wise to avoid going to that site for a while, until they have addressed the issue.
 


 
“I love technology, and I love new gadgets. I can no longer figure out how to use any of them, but I love them.”
–Jerry Zucker, film director  
 
 


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