You’ve heard it before. Don’t use the same password on multiple sites. Don’t write it down and leave it beside your computer. Make it strong. How secure is your password? How long would it take to crack it? Days? Weeks? Centuries? Or seconds? You can check a password for strength and security. Two good tools […]
Excerpt from Ouch! newsletter, April 2016 “Overview We know you care about protecting your computer .and mobile devices and take steps to secure them ,However, no matter how securely you use technology you may eventually be hacked or “compromised.” In this newsletter, you will learn how to determine if your ,computer or mobile device has […]
[mwm-aal-display] How many passwords? How many passwords do you have? You might not remember how many, let alone what they are. We tend to be lazy with passwords, making them simple and easy to remember, and often using the same one for multiple sites. Why do we do it? Because it’s easier!!
You really have to wonder who falls for this stuff. I will be posting some of the wacky phishing emails that I receive, all designed to make someone rich, but not me. Then we’ll see how you can recognize them and protect yourself.
Encryption – What is it? How to use It. Chris Crowley explains what encryption is, how it works and some key steps to using it properly. Quite often, we tell people to encrypt everything to protect themselves, but fail to explain what encryption is or how to use it properly. Read the newsletter to find […]
Email Do’s and Don’ts Overview “Email has become one of the primary ways we communicate in our personal and professional lives. However, we can often be our own worst enemy when using it. In this newsletter, we will explain the most common mistakes people make and how you can avoid them in your day-to-day lives.” -OUCH! newsletter July 2014 […]
Are You Safe From Cyber Crime? A common misconception many people have is that they are not a target for cyber crime: that they or their computers do not have any value. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you have a computer, mobile, device, an online account, email address, credit card or engage in other type of […]
If you wish to travel abroad you will likely want to stay in touch with family and friends back home. Or you may be working and need to keep in touch with business associates or colleagues. How do you do that while staying safe with your laptop, tablet, or cell phone? Check out these tips […]
If you use Gmail or other Google accounts on a computer, you may notice that if you open a new tab in Chrome or Internet Explorer while logged in to your account, that the new tab will default to the open Google account. What if you have two Gmail accounts, or someone else in the […]
Secure your Wireless Router Your router is part of your window to the world. At home everything you see and do on the internet goes through your router, and wireless routers are becoming the normal way of connecting. But if you can see out the window, there is a possibility someone may be looking in. […]