Archive for the ‘Technology Safety Tips’ Category

 

773 Million Passwords Exposed – Were You Exposed?

Today Troy Hunt announced that a collection of 773 million usernames and passwords were released. This release of passwords, dubbed Collection #1, contains usernames and passwords
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Watch for Threatening Email Messages that Contain Your Actual Passwords

You may receive a threatening email message that shows you your actual username and password. The attacker may demand you pay them 2900, or some other significant amount. They threaten horrible things if you do not pay. Continue reading ‘Watch for Threatening Email Messages that Contain Your Actual Passwords’


A Simple Change Can Help Protect Your Family, and It Works on Apple and Windows

There is a setting on your computer that can help protect your family. Continue reading ‘A Simple Change Can Help Protect Your Family, and It Works on Apple and Windows’


Patching Nightmare – Please Forward to Your IT Pros

Intel says, again, to stop deploying patches. Java and other new patches need handling. Continue reading ‘Patching Nightmare – Please Forward to Your IT Pros’


Protecting and Restricting iPads, iPhones, and Android Devices

Because many families, and business professionals, received new tablets for the holidays, it is important to consider security. Families, as well as businesses, may choose to restrict permissions on devices. Here’s how: Continue reading ‘Protecting and Restricting iPads, iPhones, and Android Devices’


One Setting Can Protect Your Network from Ransomware

Once an attacker accesses one computer, they attempt to traverse the network and infect other computers too. That’s how ransomware spreads on a network. Continue reading ‘One Setting Can Protect Your Network from Ransomware’


Your Software, such as CCleaner, May Have Backdoors

Can you trust programs you download? Millions of users, including outsourced computer firms, use a program called CCleaner on their own and on customers’ computers. CCleaner just announced that some of its software was compromised and has been stealing data from users’ computers. Continue reading ‘Your Software, such as CCleaner, May Have Backdoors’


Credit Monitoring is Not Enough – You Must Place Credit Freezes to Protect Yourself

Regarding the Equifax breach, the breach affects about half of America’s population, so take action. Experts agree that one of the best things you can do to protect yourself is to place a credit freeze on your credit reports. Continue reading ‘Credit Monitoring is Not Enough – You Must Place Credit Freezes to Protect Yourself’


Moms, Dads, and Friends: Take 7 Steps to Secure Your Students’ Computers

School is starting again and many students need computers. Take these important steps to help make them more secure: Continue reading ‘Moms, Dads, and Friends: Take 7 Steps to Secure Your Students’ Computers’


Fix A Computer in Minutes and It Works Almost Every Time

I was stranded in the Portland airport last night because of a mechanical failure on the first flight. You’ve had similar situations for sure. What would your travel experience be like if the airlines could immediately reset a plane to be brand new if it breaks? Continue reading ‘Fix A Computer in Minutes and It Works Almost Every Time’