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Posts Tagged ‘security’



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

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

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