Archive for May, 2013

Why many schemes to protect kids on the Internet backfire

May 26, 2013

Wow. Just Wow. That was my response to this story about a child drugging their parents in order to get her internet privileges back. Restricting and monitoring children’s use of the Internet is a question we often get. Fortunately on a Mac, parental controls are built into OS X and I’m a big fan of […]

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Personal use of work computers: things to consider

May 19, 2013

We often do computer repair in Lawrence for businesses running out of a small office or a home office and we often see “mixed use” settings. When a computer is used for personal and business activities that can be a recipe for trouble in some situations. For example, when a work computer is used at […]

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Hacking for a cause: Viruses and free speech

May 12, 2013

Is malware a form of free speech? While some malware is created for mischief or money, others are created to make a point. For an extereme example check out this story in which a Congressman’s office was attacked , but given the global nature of the Internet hacks can come from anywhere. In particular, journalists […]

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Password insecurity: Clever and not-so-clever tips

May 5, 2013

In our line of work we encounter lots of passwords. We always try to turn our heads while doing our computer repairs to allow clients to enter their passwords but sometimes when a computer is left for repair at our office (4105 West Sixth Street, Lawrence, KS) a written password is necessary. Too often customers […]

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