Barefoot Technologies Blog- Vacation Rental Industry News

How to Protect Your Vacation Rental Management Businesses from Cybercrime

Posted by Claiborne Yarbrough on Oct 14, 2014 10:28:00 AM

There is no better time to talk about cyber security than now.  After all October is National Cyber Security Month.  It seems that every time you turn on the television, there is another report of business computer systems being hacked in order to steal pertinent and private information from those who do business with that company or business. 

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Tags: Vacation Rental Management, Security, Barefoot Technologies

Homeaway.com Launches Communication Management Update

Posted by Adam Zippin on Jan 9, 2014 4:19:00 PM

Over the past few months we have seen some scams and issues coming through a few larger portals because, on some level, the portals leave the deals up to the private parties. This will not be the case much longer as HomeAway.com has launched its newest communication management tool.  This isn’t a tool for HomeAway for professionals, or one that will even really compete with you at this point.  It is a security measure for individual owners.

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Tags: CRM, Scams, HomeAway Portal, VRBO Portal, Vacation Rental Software, vacation rental scam, Security, HomeAway.com, Barefoot Technologies

New Year, Old Scams: More Vacation Rental Scams

Posted by Adam Zippin on Dec 31, 2013 2:44:00 PM

Happy Holidays to everyone and we hope this holiday season treated you well.  Sadly with the ringing in of this New Year, my first post-holiday blog comes with some bad news.  Another market is being targeted by vacation rental scams, Lake Placid and the Olympic village has reported dozens of rental scams this holiday season.

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Tags: Barefoot, Vacation Rental, Vacation Rental Management, Client Expectations, Rentals, Rental Market, VRBO, Vacation Rental, Scams, Vacation Rental Software, HomeAway, VRBO Portal, rental industry competition, vacation rental scam, RBO, Security, HomeAway.com, rental industry

How Secure is Browser Based Rental Software?

Posted by Adam Zippin on Nov 21, 2013 3:57:00 PM

Browser based, the cloud, web storage, and more are words that seem to paint the picture of a secret file cabinet hidden by location, not security.  Barefoot boasts a browser based vacation rental software system as one of the main selling points and recently, the question of security has come from a few prospective clients.  It’s time to set the record straight and assure you that browser based software is very secure and does not need questioning.

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Tags: Rental Software, Property Management Software, Management Software, Vacation Rental Software, Security, Browser Based Software