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Can you get more control over applying updates by switching to Mac? Continue reading

Does My Windows Tablet Need Anti-Virus

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Do Windows tablets need special security software? We look at the options. Continue reading

How Hackers Turned Your Appliances Against You

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

How your coffeemaker and DVR helped shut down the Internet. Continue reading

Blue Screen Tech Support Scam

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

How scammers are using the dreaded BSOD to trick you out of your money and private information. Continue reading

Why pushing the power button is not the best reaction to an online scam. Continue reading

MalwareBytes Gobbles up AdwCleaner

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

How MalwareBytes plans to use a new acquisition to make their software better. Continue reading

Those tech support scammers are at it again with a surprising new target. Continue reading

Microsoft’s new update policy for Windows 7 and 8.1 means larger updates and zero choices. Continue reading

More tips for keeping your email account secure. Continue reading

How a simple tweak to Windows Defender in Windows 10 can help keep your PC safe. Continue reading

Learn From Hillary’s Email Mistake

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

Don’t let email mistakes land you in hot water. We’ve got the tip a lot of folks in the government need to read. Continue reading

Are you falling for the latest contest hoax? How it could wreck your phone or PC. Continue reading

Beware Of This Noisy Scam

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Crooks have a net tactic to trick you into falling for their tech support scams! What to look out for. Continue reading

Vista Update Issues

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

We troubleshoot a stubborn Vista Update to see if we can get it to finally install. Continue reading

One of the great things about the Google Chrome browser is that you can customize it by adding extensions to make it even more secure.  I’ve got some favorite extensions I’d like to share with you today.

1. HTTPS Everywhere

This is my all-time favorite and most recommended extension. Why? Because it encrypts data sent between you and a web server. So even if… Continue reading

I’ve got some questions for you about two-factor authentication. Let me know what you think. Continue reading

Yahoo! Mail Stops Automatic Mail Forwarding

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Yahoo! shuts down a popular email feature? Is the recent government spying scandal to blame? Continue reading

Microsoft Fixes Failed Update

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Suffering from a stalled Windows 10 update? Check out this solution. Continue reading

Yahoo Scanned Hundreds Of Millions Of Emails

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Yahoo scanned the email messages of hundreds of millions of users to comply with an order from the U.S. government. Continue reading

How Phishers Hook You & Steal Your Data

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Clever crooks are willing to work hard to steal your information. Learn what to watch out for. Continue reading

Watch Out For This Insurance Email Scam

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

We’ve got a warning about two new scams that you need to look out for. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of Cortana?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Want to shut off Cortana? Learn about some changes to Windows 10 that mean you’ll use Cortana whether you like it or not. Continue reading

Change Router Password

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

How do you go about changing your router password? We’ve got the answer is this quick tip. Continue reading

If you fell for this hoax, you need to change your passwords ASAP. Continue reading

Security False Positives

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Why would a security program flag a safe site as a problem? We look at security false positives. Continue reading

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