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Posts Tagged ‘security’



Learn the trick that can almost hacker-proof you computer. How to set up a limited user account. Continue reading

Wanda wants to know if the recent Internet Explorer security issue affected her Windows Phone and how she can get updates. Continue reading

Online auction site eBay has been the victim of a huge cyber attack that has affected 128 million users and users need to change their password ASAP. Continue reading

Home security company ADT is expanding beyond burglar alarms to partner with Life360 and introduce family safety services on mobile devices. Continue reading

Scammers are increasingly targeting mobile messaging apps with messages laden with malware. Continue reading

Yahoo is saying goodbye to its “Do Not Track” policy, but says it’s happening for the good of users. Continue reading

Installing Updates In Windows 7

Monday, May 12th, 2014

How to install updates and set up automatic updates in Windows 7 Continue reading

Make Internet Explorer Safer

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Some simple steps to making Internet Explorer safer including enabling enhanced protection mode. Continue reading

With security concerns for Internet Explorer, Ron wants to know how he can use AOL with another browser. Continue reading

Kaspersky Security is warning Android users about a new bits of malware that can cost you big bucks by sending text messages to numbers that charge. Continue reading

Where do cyber-criminals get the tools to attack your computer? They head to the store just like anyone else. Continue reading

If you’re reading this in Internet Explorer, you may want to close your browser right now. Find out about a new security risk. Continue reading

In The News 04-25-2014

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

In The News 04-25-2014 Heartbleed hacker arrested, goodbye passwords – Let your phone unlock your computer & a ring that can read for the visually impaired. Continue reading

A new survey shows that many people using XP say they were unaware Microsoft was ending security support. Continue reading

Can I Get Anti-Virus For Linux Mint?

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Terri wants to know what type of anti-virus she needs for her Linux Mint operating system. Continue reading

XP Security Update: Was It Real?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Terry is wondering if an XP update notice he received is the real thing. Continue reading

Is XP Safe Just To Update Software?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Nancy wants to know if it’s safe to take her XP computer online just to update software. Continue reading

Ernest wants to know what steps home users can take to protect themselves from Heartbleed. Continue reading

Nearly a third of secure sites on the web could be affected by a security flaw that could allow hackers to see your credit card, passwords and other private information. Continue reading

Cyber criminals looking to infect your computer with malware have hit a new low with a fake funeral e-mail that’s making the rounds. Continue reading

Geoff wants to know why some sites don’t remember his credit card information. Continue reading

A security flaw in Word could allow attackers to take control of your computer if you simply preview and e-mail. How it works and how to prevent it. Continue reading

Anti-virus for Android: we take a look at the options. What security programs cost and what they can do to protect your tablet or phone. Continue reading

Often, when a program is installed, other–perhaps undesirable–programs are unknowingly added along the way. Here are a few steps to help avoid installing unwanted software on your PC. Continue reading

Solving CAPTCHA

Friday, March 21st, 2014

CAPTCHA software was designed to keep websites safe from “bots”, but, like so many other security “features” of websites ends up punishing the good for the sake of the bad. Here are some suggestions for helping the visually impaired solve CAPTCHA. Continue reading

What is a digital certificate and how does it work? We break it down. Continue reading

Jim wants to know why Microsoft won’t just give security software companies all the knowledge they need to defend XP. Continue reading

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