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Fight Scammers With A Code Word

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

How a simple code word can help defeat scammers. Continue reading

Beware Of Hard Drive-Locking Ransomware

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

A nasty new form of ransomware locks your hard drive instead of your files. What to look out for. Continue reading

Can You Spot The Scam Signs?

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

Can you spot the scam Facebook post? We go over what to look out for. Continue reading

Beware These Turbo Tax Scams

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Scammers are targeting taxpayers with multiple TurboTax scams. We break down what to look out for. Continue reading

Stay Safe Online With These Security Tools

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

4 steps to take in order to stay safe in a world full of cyber-criminals. Continue reading

Ransomware Attack Targets Macs

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Mac computers are targeted by a ransomware attack. How it happens and how to get rid of it. Continue reading

Should I Have Upgraded?

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Did skipping an upgrade lead to more ads? We check out the real reason in this quick tip. Continue reading

You Should Warn People About This Scam

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

A reader alerts us to an e-mail scam and we tell her how to fight back. Continue reading

Missing Gmail: Are Hackers To Blame?

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Could hackers be behind your missing Gmail messages? What steps to take if you think your account has been compromised. Continue reading

In The News: 03-04-16

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Don’t open this text message, are ads coming to Facebook Messenger, and Time may buy Yahoo! Continue reading

Test Your Password Strength

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Check out a nifty little site that lets you check the strength of your password. Continue reading

Can Viruses Affect Cell Phones?

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

Are cell phones really immune from viruses? We’ve got the truth in this quick tip. Continue reading

Should Apple Let The Government In?

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Apple won’t help the FBI get into a terrorist’s iPhone. They say it’s for the greater good, but is it? Continue reading

In The News 02-26-16

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Mattel introduces a 3D printer, Apple music takes off, and Linux Mint is hacked. Continue reading

People Connect Microsoft Scam

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Another day, another Microsoft phone scam. Learn what to look out for. Continue reading

How To Spot A Facebook Fraud

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

We look at another Facebook scam that won’t go away and check out how you can spot a fraud. Continue reading

Acceptable Ads – What Adblocker Plus Says

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

What does Adblock Plus consider an acceptable ad? We break down the rules. Continue reading

Adblock Plus says it wants to be friends with advertisers, but it may not be going so well. Find out why. Continue reading

Why Apple is breaking iPhones on purpose and what you need to watch out for. Continue reading

More Info On Windows Updates

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Microsoft is making it easier to understand just what their updates are all about. Continue reading

Facebook: Is This For Real?

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

How do you tell if a Facebook request for a photo ID is real? We check it out. Continue reading

Will Windows 10 Switch My Anti-Virus?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Will Windows 10 change your preferred anti-virus? We check out what happens when you upgrade. Continue reading

Biometrics On My PC

Sunday, February 7th, 2016

How can you use biometics on your PC. We check out some options. Continue reading

Is Microsoft Dumping Me?

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

A headline has a reader in panic mode. We look for the truth. Continue reading

Password Problems: Has Yahoo Been Hacked?

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Issues logging in have a reader worried about hackers. How to get a handle on password problems in Yahoo! Mail. Continue reading

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