Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Posts Tagged ‘security’



Microsoft Keeps Losing My Password

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

James is experience password problems with Microsoft & Yahoo. We look at the likely cause of the problem and how to keep it from happening. Continue reading

Microsoft Warns Of New XP Vulnerability

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Microsoft is warning about new reports of a vulnerability in a kernel component of Windows XP (and also in Windows Server 2003). Continue reading

Files Disappearing From Desktop At Login

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Nishat’s files disappear from the desktop every single time he logs off the computer. He wants to know what’s going on. Continue reading

What Is Cross-Site Scripting?

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Kitty is concerned about cross-site scripting. We explain what it is and how to protect against it. Continue reading

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

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: