Is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Dead?

Noooo.  Not at all.  But did you know that Microsoft has ended their support for older versions of their Internet Explorer browser?  Well, kinda.  As of Jan 12, only the most current version of Internet Explorer available for a supported operating system will receive technical support and security updates. What does that mean?  What are the […]

Set your clocks back – Computer clean up style…

If you’re like me, you’re probably looking forward to that extra hour of sleep you will get when we turn the clocks back on Sunday (that is, Nov 1, 2015).  But a few more z’s (and the threat of being an hour early to work on Monday) aren’t the only noteworthy things about Daylight Saving […]

A botnet? No, I’m good.

As the world evolves, malware attacks are evolving, as well. Yes, your computer is at risk of being infected with viruses and malware programs, as well as having data stolen or destroyed. But, did you know your computer could also become a perpetrator in another crime and you may not even be aware of it happening? Recent […]

Phishing emails on steroids!

At last count, we have covered, or at least mentioned, phishing email scams in at least 13 of our tech blogs since 2010.  One in particular phishing email scam blog explains what they are, their inherent dangers, how to spot them, how to avoid them, and even what to do to minimize the damages if you fall victim […]

Yes, that may have been a computer attack.

It is time to, once again, review just how easy it is to find yourself at risk to an attack. Yes, you are just a lowly citizen using a computer for regular day-to-day business. To you, nothing out of the ordinary happens to your computer. And, with that in mind, why on earth would Chinese […]

Internet Explorer – Vulnerabilities exposed. Again.

It is time for another technology blog post and, unfortunately, I am going to revisit an old topic: Internet Explorer.  Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome have long been suggested alternatives for internet browsers for a variety of reasons.  The newest reason would be the identification of a universal flaw in Internet Explorer, even if your […]

Are you Predictable when it comes to Password Security?

Isn’t it fairly common knowledge that we should use strong passwords that are not easily “guessed” and change them regularly to protect our sensitive and confidential data? That good password security is the first and most effective strategy for protecting our private data and accounts? Well, apparently not. We hear, way too often, about systems […]

15 May 2014
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Pay Attention to Who Wants Your Information

The days of a sneaky thief stealing your purse to get your personal information are long gone. Rummaging through trash to find unshredded bank statements is just too boring. Identity thieves are so brazen that they will just come out and ask you for any information they need: bank account numbers, social security numbers, credit […]

Now, Back to Heartbleed

Late last week, I started my blog mentioning the recent Heartbleed security threat that has infected approximately two-thirds of internet websites.  I went on to give you several tips on how to protect your identity and your connection online as well as referencing a previous blog I did on the same subject with other “protecting […]

Online Safety… is there such a thing?

I am willing to bet that you have heard of the Heartbleed security vulnerability that is causing the Internet a great deal of heartache (although, surprisingly, many still haven’t).  So in the wake of this bug, I feel it necessary to revisit the topic of online safety.  There are a lot of good links in […]