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Posts Tagged ‘security’



In The News 9-19-14

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

In The News 9-19-14 – Healthcare.gov is hacked, Microsoft sued over Bing Image Search and Apple adding more security notifications. Continue reading

Are Bad Updates A Ticking Time Bomb?

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

DMW is worried that bad Microsoft updates are a ticking time bomb on his computer. We check out the concerns. Continue reading

Raymond wants to know if there’s anyway to get rid of password prompts on his Mac. Continue reading

John wants to know if Microsoft Security Essentials is enough protection for his computer? We see how it stood up compared to other security suites. Continue reading

Quick & Easy Tablet Security Tips: Part 2

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Is your tablet safe? We look at the quick and easy ways to lock it down in part 2 of our special series. Continue reading

Can smart devices put your home at risk. See what happened when a security expert put his home network to the test. Continue reading

Hackers not only managed to overwhelm the Sony PlayStation Network and take it down for several hours last Sunday, they also managed to have a flight carrying Sony Online’s President diverted after make a veiled bomb threat. Continue reading

Vince has plenty to say about Facebook Messenger permissions. I answer one big question and respond to his criticism. Continue reading

A new Internet Explorer security feature blocks out-of-date versions of Java. Continue reading

Are your apps spying on you? We check out a new anti-virus designed to protect your tablet. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of iPlay?

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

John’s Internet Explorer has been taken over by iPlay search. W explain how it got there and how to get rid of it. Continue reading

Microsoft is cutting support for older version of Internet Explorer. Learn what that means for your operating system and its security. Continue reading

In The News 08-15-14

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

XP Share Dips Below 25%

Windows XP can still be found on just under 25% of computers accessing the Internet, according to NetMarketShare.  That’s down from just under 40% in July of 2013. 

Security support for the XP ended back in April and users have been slow to let go.  Windows 7 is the most popular operating system, found on 51% of

Cyber criminals are attacking the cash register in order to get valuable personal information about consumers. Continue reading

Android Fake ID Puts Your Phone At Risk

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Bluebox security is warning Android users of a critical flaw in the operating system that could let malware take over your phone. Continue reading

Which Anti-Virus Is Best For XP?

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Tom is still holding on to XP and wants to know what the best security options are. He’s probably not going to like the answer. Continue reading

E-mail Encryption 101: In part 5 we learn how to decrypt an e-mail. Continue reading

Learn about a free app that can help keep all of your text messages private. Continue reading

Part 3 of our special series E-mail Encryption 101. Learn how to create a certificate. Continue reading

In part 2 of E-mail Encryption 101, we finish installing our program. Continue reading

E-mail Encryption 101: Part 1

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Want to make sure your e-mail stays private? Learn how to encrypt your messages in our special E-mail Encryption 101 series. Continue reading

In The News 07-11-14

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

In The News 07-11-14 Fire TV screensaver hogs data, Microsoft goes after malware makers and eBooks take over. Continue reading

A new worm is targeting Android users via text message. Find out how it attacks and how it could cost you money. Continue reading

Does Microsoft read your e-mail? They’ve updated their privacy policy to explain the which information they use and what’s off-limits. Continue reading

Microsoft’s recent security update for Office, caused some big issues for quite a few users of Office 2013. According to the Microsoft engineering team, about 1% of users their Office products after this update was installed. Continue reading

Microsoft has released a big security update for Internet Explorer. It’s an important update, since there are almost 60 known vulnerabilities affecting the popular browser. Continue reading

An important security note for users of Windows 8.1. If you haven’t made the latest system updates, you won’t be able to get the latest security patches. Continue reading

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