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In The News 10-24-14

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

In The News 10-24-14 Hackers steal 100,000 Snapchat photos, Linux wants to help develop drones and TV watchers love their tablets. Continue reading

Do I Need To Pay For Driver Updates?

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Do you need to pay for driver updates? Learn about a piece of scareware that could trick you into paying for free updates. Continue reading

76 Million Households Hit By Bank Hack

Friday, October 10th, 2014

It’s been revealed that a cyberattack against banking giant JPMorgan Chase hit 76 million households this summer along with 7 million small businesses. Continue reading

In The News 10-10-14

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

In The News 10-10-14 Trojan spyware targets iPhones & Android, new Microsoft keyboard works with any device & eBay splits PayPal into separate company. Continue reading

A serious flaw leaves computers running Linux and OS X vulnerable to attack. What you need to know about Shellshock.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2687857/bigger-than-heartbleed-shellshock-flaw-leaves-os-x-linux-more-open-to-attack.html Continue reading

Should I Bank With XP

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Anita is still doing her online banking on an XP system. She wants to know if it’s safe. Continue reading

How Do I Keep Kids From Buying Apps?

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Gary wants to know how to password-protect app purchases, so his grandkids don’t go on a shopping spree when they use his tablet. Continue reading

Learn how to use Facebook Privacy Checkup to control who sees what on your Facebook page. Continue reading

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

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