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Thursday 01/22/2015
Low-tech password management tips
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: What’s your best suggestion for managing passwords, so I can make sure to use unique passwords on all my accounts?

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Wednesday 01/14/2015
Lessons for everyone from the Sony hacks
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: One of the things I keep hearing about because of the Sony hack is encryption, but how exactly do I get it setup for my business?

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Saturday 01/10/2015
Our 10 favorite apps of 2014
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: What are your favorite apps from 2014?

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Tuesday 12/30/2014
Mac Book Air versus Microsoft Surface
Updated: December 30, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Perhaps Santa delivered your new Mac Book Air or Microsoft Surface to the wrong house?

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Saturday 12/20/2014
Is someone spying on me?
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: How do I know if the Detekt tool is safe to use?

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Is online shopping actually safer now?
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: With all of the breaches at major retailers, is it actually safer to shop online these days?

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Tuesday 12/09/2014
Shop local this holiday season
Posted: December 09, 2014

If you are like most people this time of year, your inbox and mailbox are overflowing with proclamations of great deals and special prices on everything from the latest child’s toy to the largest plasma, smart TV. Many people plan their entire day after Thanksgiving on what time the malls open and the optimal time for catching the best deals. Reporting on the most recent Black Friday reports, a national news reporter stated the reason for a down turn in sales was that starting the holiday buying season earlier and earlier has resulted in softer than expected sales. Duh! It does not take a Nobel scholar to determine that if you have a certain number of people buying a certain number of gifts with a certain number of dollars and you lengthen the time they have to get these gifts, sales in a given time frame will be less. Right?

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Monday 12/08/2014
Mac attacks: Is it time for antivirus software?
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: With all the recent news about Apple security holes and issues, is it time for me to install antivirus software on my Mac laptop?

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Saturday 12/06/2014
Free parental control program an easy-to-use tool
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: What’s the easiest way to control what computers can access on the Internet in my home?

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Saturday 11/29/2014
Is your computer a zombie soldier for hackers?
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: What is a denial of service attack and how can I protect myself from them?

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Tuesday 11/25/2014
Data Doctors: Slow Internet browsing tips
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: How good are Wi-Fi connections on airplanes and are they worth paying for?

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Thursday 11/13/2014
Technology offers many tools for communicating
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Today there are a number of choices that will allow you to keep in touch with people a world away without breaking the bank.

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Thursday 11/06/2014
How hackers are attacking retailers (and you)
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: Why are so many big name retail chains being hacked all of the sudden?

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Saturday 10/11/2014
Smartphones have positive effect on daily life
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 12:16 pm

I am writing this column so that those of you who are being urged by family and friends to upgrade to a smartphone will take heart in my experience and possible take the plunge.

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Wednesday 09/24/2014
Apple Pay is latest move toward paying via smartphone
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Q: I’m a little nervous about all this talk about turning my smartphone into my wallet; isn’t it just going to create another major area to get breached?

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Monday 09/22/2014
Web-based PC repair do more harm than good
Updated: December 09, 2014 - 12:16 pm

One of my favorite kinds of television shows are news programs and/or investigative journalism pieces. If you learn something new every day, it has been a successful day, in my opinion, and these shows, for the most part, are well researched, well directed and overall present credible information. Occasionally, they do miss the mark, however, and we need people knowledgeable in those particular fields to set us straight as to the misinformation. One such event happened the other day as I was watching one of the investigators on a local news station talk about how some companies promise to speed up your PC in minutes over the Internet without no worry or inconvenience to you.

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Monday 08/18/2014
How to set up password fraud alerts
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: Is there a way to monitor when my passwords have been stolen?

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Wednesday 08/13/2014
6 steps to protect against Russian hacker’s breach
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: Should I be concerned about the news that Russian hackers have stolen a large number of passwords and if so, what should I be doing?

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Wednesday 08/06/2014
Protect yourself from new ‘ransomware’ threats
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

Question: I’ve been infected with the CryptoWall virus that’s locked me out of my own files. They are demanding $750 to give me my files back. Is there any other way to unlock my files?

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Monday 08/04/2014
Fast-moving credit security scam hits Valley
Updated: January 23, 2015 - 6:51 pm

There’s a fast-moving scam hitting the Valley now. It involves a call about a supposed security issue involving your credit card. This time scammers are targeting a Barclays card.

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