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 […]
Ouch! Newsletter – I’m Hacked Now What?
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 […]
Shopping online is a normal routine for many people. Trying to steal your info is also normal routine for criminal mind. Read how you can stay safe when shopping online. Shopping Online Securely-OUCH-201511_en Article provided courtesy of https://www.securingthehuman.org/
Undeliverable Items in Your Mailbox?
Why was it marked Undeliverable? You typed in the address wrong the email address has been deleted the person’s mailbox is full their server is down When you get it returned to you marked “Undeliverable”, it will have a long set of details from the “postmaster” on the server. You will need to check the address […]
Your bank is calling?? Phishing email
Here is another phishing email I received. It said it was from my bank. How do I know it wasn’t genuine? What are the red flags for this? I don’t do business with this bank. I wasn’t expecting a file. Usually the sender will have communicated with the recipient about the file before sending. The […]
Dropbox?? Phishing email
Here is another phishing email I received. It said it was from an individual Dropbox account. How do I know it wasn’t genuine? What are the red flags for this? I don’t recognize the sender. I wasn’t expecting a file. Usually the sender will have communicated with the recipient about the file before sending. The […]
Another Flash Player Update – Get It Now!
You might be one of the 1.3 billion users of Adobe Flash Player. If so are you up to date? Another Flash Player update was just released, the 20th in the past year. This one fixes a flaw that is already being exploited, and you could be next. So if you have Adobe Flash Player […]
Password Managers – Why you should use one.
[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!!
Goofy Spam and Phishing Emails – Keep your guard up!
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.
Windows 10 Technical Preview
Windows 10 Technical Preview – If you hate 8, you’ll yen for 10. I set out on the adventure of installing the preview version of Windows 10, referred to as Windows 10 Technical Preview. The preview version allows me to work with Windows 10, and provide feedback on what I experience. In this series I […]