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Phones are Highly Personal

Published on May 27, 2018 By dgreenbaum

This statement may seem obvious, but still need to be proven by science. I don’t know about you (well, actually I do according to this study), but when I’m without my phone I panic.  Where is it?  I’d be much more upset about misplacing my phone than my wallet.  That dreaded 1% battery sign means […]

Locked Out of Your Google Account?

Published on May 20, 2018 By dgreenbaum

That question should strike fear into your heart.  I know it does mine.  That’s why I freaked when I read this article about one tech writer unable to access his account. The worst part of his story? He had no idea how he got locked out or how he got back in.  It all started with […]

Have You Set Up Facebook Trusted Contacts?

Published on April 1, 2018 By dgreenbaum

With all the hacks out there, including stolen passwords, getting locked out of Facebook is almost inevitable. Fortunately Facebook has a way to get back in through trusted contacts. Some people think it’s needlessly complex, but this guide as well as this one are excellent walk-through.  Even if it isn’t 100% effective, every Facebook user should set it up. […]

WiFi Router Security is More Than Passwords

Published on January 14, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Wifi internet routers are rather easy to setup. The directions walk novices through the process.  We still help clients with it, but we’re doing this less and less.  Apps on your smartphone make it easy.  However, they miss a critical step we always check for. Recently, popular routers from Netgear were found to be unsecure […]

Why Does Someone Want to Hack Your Computer

Published on January 7, 2018 By dgreenbaum

Clients sometimes take a casual approach to computer security. Their rationale is “I have nothing important on there.”  They don’t do banking or finances.  They’re just casually surfing and interacting with friends. This article explains some of the details why you’re hacked. In a nutshell, they’re not looking to steal anything from you.  The goal is […]

Beware of Browsers That Fill Stuff In

Published on December 17, 2017 By dgreenbaum

A few years back, companies realized we often fill out the same things over again on webforms.  They thought “Hey, why don’t we keep track of that stuff for you?”  That idea was great, but hackers have exploited it. As this article points out,  hackers have taken advantage of the idea.  They can trick Safari […]

Just Say No to KRACK

Published on October 22, 2017 By dgreenbaum

You’ve probably heard about this new wireless hack called KRACK.  Just what we need after all the frustrations with Equifax! Don’t panic, just be on alert. Our trusted friends at Malwarebytes did an excellent overview of the likely risks to the average users.  In a nutshell, when a wireless network asks for a password to connect, […]

How to Block Scammers and Telemarketers on Your iPhone

Published on October 1, 2017 By dgreenbaum

Since Apple introduced iOS 10, they’ve included a way to identify and block annoying calls.  They haven’t advertised this feature well and that’s a shame. If you’re using a newer AT&T iPhone, I recommend their Call Protect app. It blocks calls from even ringing your phone.  I’m using it on my iPhone SE and love […]

Why Do We Recommend Ad-Blockers?

Published on August 13, 2017 By dgreenbaum

Ads have always been part of the Internet. Now, they’re sometimes dangerous rather than just annoying, with malware-laden ads sometimes infecting ad networks.  Just like broadcast TV, ads also help pay for content. Today, these ads are a major source of work for us. It’s time you blocked them Malvertising:  The Problem Malvertising is a […]

Beware When you Fire Your Computer Repair Person

Published on July 30, 2017 By dgreenbaum

When you fire an employee, you ask for the keys back.  If for some reason they refuse, you hire a locksmith and change the locks.  With computers, it isn’t that easy. A recent story explains what happens when only one person has key passwords.  The entire company was locked out and the employer was forced to […]

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