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Posts Tagged ‘security’



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

Are Windows Updates Necessary?

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Are Windows updates as important as the company leads you to believe? Read on to find out! Continue reading

The Case of Rapport

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Rapport program is here to help you with your most secure transactions. Continue reading

The Case of the Shredded Files

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Did you ever hear the term “shredding” and wonder what it meant aside from doing awesome tricks on your skateboard? Well, here is file shredding – what it does and how it works. Continue reading

Anvi Smart Defender

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Anvi Smart Defender is an anti-malware program that can add an extra layer of malware and virus protection, when run in conjunction with an effective antivirus. Continue reading

In The News 04-27-2012

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

In The News 04-27-2012
Your Weekly Update In The World Of Technology

 

Let’s Go For A (Google) Drive

Hey everyone, look!  Google came out with something new!  What, not surprised?  Yeah, I didn’t think so…

Cynicism aside, Google announced on Tuesday it would be joining

HTTP: and HTTPS: – This is quite an important question when considering how to keep your sensitive information secure. Continue reading

Advanced Office Password Recovery

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

If you’ve forgotten your Microsoft Word document password, recover it for free with the Advanced Office Password Recovery program. Continue reading

What the Heck are ActiveX Controls?

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Are you puzzled by “ActiveX” controls? Well, here’s some info on what these little programs are and how you can avoid them if you want. Continue reading

Android Phone Lock

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Locking a smartphone screen is the first step toward securing it. In this article, we take a look at several different Android screen lock methods. Continue reading

Remembering those Passwords!

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Having trouble remembering all of those pesky passwords and PINS? Here are a few methods that may help. Continue reading

Mobile malware is gradually becoming a growing concern among smartphone users and this article provides some best practices, tips, do’s and don’ts every Android user should know. Continue reading

KeePass is a open source secure password utility that lets you generate, save and recall passwords and account information for free. It is secured using 256 bit AES encryption, one of the strongest encryption algorithms made, and allows you to access all the saved information using one master password. Continue reading

In the second in a series of articles chronicling the search for a smartphone, security is examined; including a look at safe handling, phone lock, and antivirus. Continue reading

In The News 01-20-2012

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Here’s your weekly update of news and views for the tech world, 01-20-2012! Continue reading

Is Paid Virus Protection Worth the Money?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Is paid anti-virus protection worth it? Or should you just settle for free, downloadable protection? Continue reading

Free Lookout Security and Antivirus

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Lookout Security and Antivirus is designed to protect mobile devices from spyware and malware, along with backup and restore options. It also contains features to discourage theft and help locate lost phones. Continue reading

Using the New Facebook Pt. 2

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

This article is a continuation of Using the New Facebook Pt. 1. It discusses the security settings and options as well as the recent changes made to Facebook in the past couple of months. Continue reading

Ctrl+Alt+Del to Log On – Windows 7

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

If you’re looking to add an extra layer of security to your Windows 7 system, then you may want to consider implementing a bit of a “human touch”, just to be extra sure. Continue reading

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free stand-alone device, designed to scan for, and isolate, malicious software. Continue reading

Amazon Cloud Services

Friday, July 1st, 2011

Previously, we’ve experienced music streaming start-ups like Soundcloud and mSpot that not only ease music streaming easier, they also do make it literally on-the-go. Let’s look at Amazon Cloud Services. Continue reading

As the name suggests, the pre-installed Malicious Software Removal Tool is designed to scan for, and remove, the nasty bugs that can infect Windows computers. Continue reading

What is “Vishing”?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

What is “Vishing”? Should you be worried? Lori Cline examines this security phenomenon. Continue reading

I recently got a new Dell mini laptop, with Windows 7 and IE 8. I keep getting a pop up “Security Warning Do you want to view only the webpage content that was delivered securely?” anytime I am on the web and trying to click through. Please tell me how to get rid of this. It is driving me crazy, and totally slowing down

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