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Archive for the ‘Security Help’ Category



XP – Don’t Shoot The Messenger

Monday, March 24th, 2014

We get a lot of angry letters from people who aren’t planning on giving up XP. Continue reading

How banks trying to high tech bank robbers and identity thieves, and what can you do to protect yourself. Continue reading

Solving CAPTCHA

Friday, March 21st, 2014

CAPTCHA software was designed to keep websites safe from “bots”, but, like so many other security “features” of websites ends up punishing the good for the sake of the bad. Here are some suggestions for helping the visually impaired solve CAPTCHA. Continue reading

Does Ubuntu Have A Firewall?

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Joyce wants to know if Linux Ubuntu offers a firewall. We explain in a quick tip. Continue reading

Microsoft has a stern warning for Security Essentials users still running XP. Continue reading

App Permissions Can Empty Your Wallet

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Granting the wrong app permissions could cost you a lot of money. Learn what to look out for. Continue reading

What is a digital certificate and how does it work? We break it down. Continue reading

Jim wants to know why Microsoft won’t just give security software companies all the knowledge they need to defend XP. Continue reading

Bruce wants to know if switching to Google Chrome will protect XP after Microsoft ends support or would it just provide a false sense of security? Continue reading

A new study says that iPhone apps show more security risks than those for Android phones, but nearly all apps seem to pose significant privacy and security problems. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of Sweet Page In Chrome?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Robin’s browser has been hijacked by Sweet Page. We walk her through the tricky process of completely removing it. Continue reading

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

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