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New E-mail Scams

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Two new e-mail scams that I have to admit use some pretty clever tactics. Continue reading

Microsoft Patches 14 Holes In Windows

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Microsoft has issued patches for some critical security holes in Windows. Continue reading

Online dating is more popular than ever, but there are steps you must take to protect yourself. Continue reading

How Can I Spot A Genuine Update Request?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

How do you spot a genuine Adobe Flash Player update request? What to look for and how to get a genuine Flash update. Continue reading

Extended XP Security?

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Is an offer to keep XP safe for $59 bucks a year real? We check it out. Continue reading

Windows XP may be running on less that 25% of systems, but it accounts for 52% of computers infected with botnets. Continue reading

Three radio stations running on Windows XP were hijacked by hackers demanding money. Continue reading

Apple Patches More Than 100 Security Flaws

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Apple issues patches for 144 security flaws affecting iTunes and multiple versions of OS X. Continue reading

Will a PC security suite subscription also cover an Android tablet? Continue reading

Java, Flash Security Updates Available

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Important security updates are available for Flash Player and Java. Continue reading

Microsoft has three critical Windows updates available for vulnerabilities already being used by hackers. Continue reading

Over 100,000 YouTube users were affected by malicious advertising. What you need to know about Sweet Orange. Continue reading

Don’t Fall For It!

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Don’t fall for it! The scams you need to look out for and how to protect yourself. Continue reading

Protect yourself against a POODLE attack in Internet Explorer, Firefox & Chrome Continue reading

How Do Spammers Know About Me?

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Ken wants to know how spammers know which credit cards he has. Continue reading

If you made a purchase at Dairy Queen in August, your bank account could be at risk. Continue reading

Your Wireless Security Could Be At Risk!

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Default passwords for routers are easily accessible, which makes them a security risk. Here’s how to change them. Continue reading

Do I Need To Pay For Driver Updates?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Do you need to pay for driver updates? Learn about a piece of scareware that could trick you into paying for free updates. Continue reading

76 Million Households Hit By Bank Hack

Friday, October 10th, 2014

It’s been revealed that a cyberattack against banking giant JPMorgan Chase hit 76 million households this summer along with 7 million small businesses. Continue reading

Are These eBook Sites Safe?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

6 great sites to find free and discounted eBooks and how to avoid pirate sites that might contain malware. Continue reading

A serious flaw leaves computers running Linux and OS X vulnerable to attack. What you need to know about Shellshock.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2687857/bigger-than-heartbleed-shellshock-flaw-leaves-os-x-linux-more-open-to-attack.html Continue reading

Should I Bank With XP

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Anita is still doing her online banking on an XP system. She wants to know if it’s safe. Continue reading

Visitors to several popular websites found their computers under attack thanks to malware distributed by two of the largest providers of ads on the Internet. Continue reading

What businesses must do to keep customer data safe. Continue reading

Just how much does Facebook know about you? Learn how to check your app permissions and prepare to be appalled. Continue reading

Learn how to use Facebook Privacy Checkup to control who sees what on your Facebook page. Continue reading

Facebook feed filling up with unwanted game requests? Here’s how to block them and also how to avoid sending them to your friends. Continue reading

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