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How ransomware shut down a 9-1-1 system and why these new attacks are so hard to fight. Continue reading

Is This Tech Support Company Legit?

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

A reader wants to know if a tech support company is legitimate. We look at how to find out. Continue reading

Flash Player Problems In XP

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

We look at what could be behind Flash Player problems in XP and why there may not be a solution. Continue reading

Does two-factor authentication really make a difference? Continue reading

Help! I Can’t Log In To Facebook

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Locked out of your Facebook account? We’ve got the simple steps for getting back in. Continue reading

In The News 05-20-16

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Don’t miss this critical Flash update, Disney is dumping Infinity games, & Bing bans third-party tech support ads. Continue reading

Readers Tip: Try PasswordCard

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Check out PasswordCard, a great, free way to make a secure password. Continue reading

Will A Reset Beat Ransomware?

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Is a factory reset enough to beat a ransomeware attack? Continue reading

Why ransomware attacks are getting worse and how to fight back. Continue reading

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

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