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Is online shopping from mobile devices safe? $25 billion was spent on purchases in 2012, but is it more risky to shop from your phone than from your computer? Continue reading

A problem with Java 7 put many of us who play games on Pogo.com out of commission. Thank goodness, it is resolved now, but here is the information on it, just in case a similar issue happens in the future. Continue reading

How Safe Is Free WiFi?

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

You see free WiFi almost everywhere, but how safe is it? Learn what you need to keep your data safe when using a public network. Continue reading

Yahoo E-mail Accounts Hacked

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Yahoo reports than email accounts have been hacked and that many users may need to reset their passwords. Continue reading

Beware Watering Hole Attacks

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Watering hole attacks are a new favorite of hackers. We look at how they work and how to prevent it from happening to you. Continue reading

The secret to finding out if someone has been reading your Gmail. A quick trick that will tell you if anyone is logged into your account. Continue reading

Keeping kids and teens safe on Facebook and why it might actually be illegal for your child to have a Facebook account. Continue reading

Browse the Internet in complete privacy. We’ll show you how it’s done. Continue reading

End Of XP Angst

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The debate over the end of XP goes on. Why some people won’t switch and why they should. Continue reading

Helen’s doctor’s office is still using Windows XP and she’s wondering if she should say something about the security concerns. Continue reading

Will Reformatting Kill A Virus?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Reformatting your hard drive will remove a virus from your system, but there are also some less radical solutions. Continue reading

Can I Buy My Own Security For XP?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Nina is hoping that she can buy her own security protection for Windows XP. We explain why that won’t work. Continue reading

Scammers are targeting phone and tablet users with a customer support scheme that could cost you a lot of money. Continue reading

Will AVG Keep My XP Computer Safe?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Alice is hoping AVG antivirus will keep her XP computer safe after Microsoft ends support. Continue reading

Stop Scaring People About XP!

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Luca says it’s time to stop scaring people about XP. We explain why we’re sounding the warning bells. Continue reading

Did Microsoft Call Me At Home?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Carolyn has been getting some strange calls form someone claiming to represent Microsoft and wants to know if she’s the target of a scam. Continue reading

Adobe has issued what they categorize as “critical” updates for FlashPlayer. A security issue could allow someone else to take control of your system. Continue reading

Microsoft Keeps Losing My Password

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

James is experience password problems with Microsoft & Yahoo. We look at the likely cause of the problem and how to keep it from happening. Continue reading

How Can I Protect E-mail On My Tablet?

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Joanne wants to know how to password protect mail on her tablet. Continue reading

Microsoft Warns Of New XP Vulnerability

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Microsoft is warning about new reports of a vulnerability in a kernel component of Windows XP (and also in Windows Server 2003). Continue reading

Files Disappearing From Desktop At Login

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Nishat’s files disappear from the desktop every single time he logs off the computer. He wants to know what’s going on. Continue reading

Is Someone Reading My Gmail?

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Is someone else reading Akita’s Gmail using an e-mail client? We look at how to stop that from happening. Continue reading

Learn how to delete app history in Windows 8 and terminate background applications. Continue reading

What Is Cross-Site Scripting?

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Kitty is concerned about cross-site scripting. We explain what it is and how to protect against it. Continue reading

The Secret To Managing Your Mac Passwords

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

OS X has a built-in password utility that makes recovering and managing those passwords a cinch. Continue reading

Is there a limit to how many times you can use your Windows 7 disk to re-format your computer? Continue reading

How to Compute in Privacy: Part 2

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Want to compute in privacy? Check out part 2 of our 2 part series and learn what you need to do to protect your privacy. Continue reading

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