It is an established fact that one of the biggest corporate cybersecurity risks is a company’s employees. If employees are lax at work, what is their home cybersecurity like and what can be done to tighten up domestic risk prevention and take it into the workplace? Cybersecurity writer Rebecca Sommer has 10 tips writing on the blog of Boxcyptor, one of the world’s leading encryption specialists which is based in Germany which has some of the toughest data protection legislation in the world.

Rebecca writes:

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For fans of the Newton email app, this week brought some good news.  The service was closed last year and but was bought out by mobile phone company Essential and came back alive and kicking this week (February 5). If you were a user of Newton and your annual subscription was still live at the time of closure, you can sign in and this will continue until it elapses. Because of the gap between the service closing and relaunching, this will be keeping the support team pretty busy, so bear with them and exercise some patience.
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You’ve killed what!

Over the years I have looked at many apps for my Android devices and it has not been unusual for me to have multiple apps for the same purpose. Don’t ask me why, I cannot think of a logical reason for this. Maybe it is because I like to see how the various developers make progress, playing a game of feature leapfrog and play oneupmanship against rival apps.

However, over the last few weeks, I have made a decision that I am going to limit myself to just one app per role. In some instances this has been easy; in others pretty difficult. Here is the result.

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evernoteEvernote and I go back a long way. Some years back I received an email from the company saying I was one of the first adopters of the note-taking service. I think that relationship is about to end.  There have been no major, significant advances in the app for some time. The company’s own forums are full of dissatisfied customers and even Steve Dotto has taken a sarcastic sideswipe after Evernote announced a major upgrade to its logo. I admit things like logos are a matter of personal taste, but this alleged upgrade is seriously fugly as far as I am concerned. So, I have started to look at alternatives and was surprised to find there isn’t a lot out there – with one exception.

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blue emailNewton was probably the best Android email client that has ever graced the pages of the Play store but it will cease to exist come late September. It follows in the footsteps of Sunrise as a stunning app that died an untimely death. Despite its brilliance, Newton never recovered from the decision to charge $50 a year subscription. So, the hunt was on for a replacement and I think I have found one with BlueMail.

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