You can take certain precautions to protect your business from the kind of attack that hackers recently perpetrated on The New York Times, writes Jason Fell. Teach your employees to be wary of suspicious e-mails, keep your software current and make sure your staff uses passwords that are tough to crack. "Security professionals often recommend creating passwords that are at least 14 characters long, contain letters as well as numbers, and use upper and lower case letters," he writes.

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