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Posts Tagged ‘security’



Control panel is a helpful tool, but it can be confusing to remember which options lead to which results. So here is the first in a series of decision trees for Windows 7 control panel. Continue reading

Does My Tablet Need A Security App?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Max wants to know if he needs an anti-virus for his Android tablet. We look at his options. Continue reading

How to Compute In Privacy: Part 1

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Want to compute in privacy? Check out part 1 of our 2 part series and learn what you need to do to protect your privacy. Continue reading

Rene has a used computer, but no password. We explain how to work around that issue. Continue reading

Max wants to know if his security software will still work when Windows XP support ends. Continue reading

Ed wants to know if he can use a third-party company to provide support for XP when Microsoft ends support. Continue reading

iOS 7 Fixes 80 Security Issues On iPhone

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The iOS 7 update not only gives iPhones a new look for the operating system, it also fixes 80 security issues that could threaten your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Continue reading

Stopping Pop-Ups In IE 10

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Edward is frustrated with pop-ups in Internet Explorer 10. We show him how to block them. Continue reading

When Does Windows XP Support End?

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Felix wants to know when support for Windows XP ends. We give the date and talk about why it’s important to upgrade. Continue reading

Are Google, Facebook and Twitter spying on your private messages? A test by an Internet Security company indicates they might be. Continue reading

Help! Computer Hijacked By Dancing Girl

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Their computer was hijacked by a lockscreen virus. Here’s what they need to do to get it back. Continue reading

Picturelife

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Cool Site – Securely back up and organize your photos & videos in the cloud with Picturelife. Continue reading

Display Insecure Content

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Are you getting an annoying message in Internet Explorer that says “Only secure content is displayed”? You can get rid of that by changing your Internet Explorer security options. Continue reading

Microsoft releases Windows patches on the second Tuesday of each month. As part of May’s “Patch Tuesday,” they offered fixes for 33 separate security bugs in ten patches for programs such as Internet Explorer and Word. Continue reading

Luis from Puerto Rico writes: How do I block an intruder in my WiFi? Great question Luis! It’s very important to secure your home WiFi network and it’s equally important to make sure you are secure when you use a public WiFi network. This is the perfect opportunity to toot our horn here at WorldStart. Did you know we have thousands and thousands of articles on our website full of useful information? If you have a question, consider going to worldstart.com and searching the topic. Continue reading

AT&T Wants To Automate Your Home

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

AT&T wants to automate your home. The company is offering home security and automation services in 15 U.S. cities including Chicago, Dallas, Denver Houston, L.A. and Miami. Continue reading

Ransomware Virus Attacks On The Rise

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Law enforcement agencies are warning computer users to be on the lookout for ransomware attacks. Ransomware is a type of malware that works by hijacking your computer. Lockscreen ransomware locks your screen and displays a message that says you’ve violated federal law by accessing sites associated with terrorism, child pornography or other criminal activities. Continue reading

How Do I Add A Password To Windows 7?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Carl from Henderson, Nevada asks: How do I ADD a password in W7 that is required when I turn on my computer? Answer: A password is always a good idea. Here’s how to set one up. Continue reading

LastPass – Remember Your Passwords

Sunday, March 10th, 2013

Coolsite – LastPass – Always forgetting your passwords? Check out this online password manager and form filler that makes web browsing easier and more secure. Continue reading

Why Can’t I Use Java In Firefox?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Question: Why can I not play certain games in Firefox? It tells me to download Java, which I have done. I keep getting this message. – Bob Answer – Firefox has disabled the Java plug-in for the browser due to security issues with Java. But if you still wish to use Java to play games, here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Another Emergency Flash Update

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Another day, another “emergency” Flash update from Adobe. This is the second time the company has updated to fix a security flaw in the month of February and the fourth for this year. Here’s what you need to do… Continue reading

Your dirty touchscreen not only looks messy, it could help a thief break into your phone, tablet or touchscreen computer. Crooks are staging “smudge attacks” where they follow the pattern of your fingerprints to determine passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. Continue reading

Adobe has issued what they are calling “critical” updates for all versions of Flash Player for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. Continue reading

The Federal Trade Commission is calling on mobile platform providers and mobile app developers to establish a national “Do Not Track” registry similar to the “Do Not Call” registry to prevent apps from tracking the locations of unsuspecting users. Continue reading

I’ve heard hackers are using home security cameras to spy on people. Should I be worried? Answer: A flaw in some TRENDnet security cameras was publicized last year along with links that allowed anyone who felt like it to click on them and look into the homes and businesses of thousands of security camera users. Continue reading

Have you ever been told to get a malware scanner? Ever received the threat of a virus? Have you been advised not to use a specific program because it has spyware? What is the difference? Do you need a separate program for each, or does one cover them all? A lot of questions need to be answered, so we’ll cover them one by one. Continue reading

In The News 06-29-2012

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Typically the In The News article brings you the latest tech news from the week, and this week really isn’t an exception, but there was a small shake-up on Facebook that should affect all Facebook users and should be passed along. The good part is that you can actually do something about it this time. Continue reading

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