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Posts Tagged ‘security’



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

Bruce wants to know if switching to Google Chrome will protect XP after Microsoft ends support or would it just provide a false sense of security? Continue reading

A new study says that iPhone apps show more security risks than those for Android phones, but nearly all apps seem to pose significant privacy and security problems. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of Sweet Page In Chrome?

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Robin’s browser has been hijacked by Sweet Page. We walk her through the tricky process of completely removing it. Continue reading

Is online shopping from mobile devices safe? $25 billion was spent on purchases in 2012, but is it more risky to shop from your phone than from your computer? Continue reading

In The News: 02-21-2014

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

In The News 02-21-0214 – Microsoft says help your friends switch from XP, Windows looks to challenge Kindle and the most dangerous malware ever. Continue reading

In The News 02-14-2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

In The News 02-14-2014: Microsoft gets a new CEO, XP’s market share actually grows as the end nears and a critical Flash Player update. Continue reading

The secret to finding out if someone has been reading your Gmail. A quick trick that will tell you if anyone is logged into your account. Continue reading

Browse the Internet in complete privacy. We’ll show you how it’s done. Continue reading

In The News 01-24-2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

In The News 01-24-2014 – Target registers were infected with malware, a completely private smartphone and Google spends billions on a home automation company. Continue reading

Can I Buy My Own Security For XP?

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Nina is hoping that she can buy her own security protection for Windows XP. We explain why that won’t work. Continue reading

Amazing New Home Automation Technology

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Get one step closer to robot butlers and flying cars with these amazing advancements in home automation. Continue reading

Will AVG Keep My XP Computer Safe?

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Alice is hoping AVG antivirus will keep her XP computer safe after Microsoft ends support. Continue reading

Did Microsoft Call Me At Home?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Carolyn has been getting some strange calls form someone claiming to represent Microsoft and wants to know if she’s the target of a scam. Continue reading

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

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