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  • How criminals can secretly hijack your computer to make money

    How criminals can secretly hijack your computer to make money

    Thursday, June 28 2018 7:17 PM EDT2018-06-28 23:17:07 GMT
    Cryptojacking is the hijacking of internet-connected devices to secretly make use of the processor for the mining of cryptocurrency. (Source: Igor Stevanovic via 123RF)Cryptojacking is the hijacking of internet-connected devices to secretly make use of the processor for the mining of cryptocurrency. (Source: Igor Stevanovic via 123RF)
    (Source: Igor Stevanovic via 123RF)(Source: Igor Stevanovic via 123RF)

    Cryptojacking is the hijacking of internet-connected devices to secretly make use of the processor for the mining of cryptocurrency.

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    Cryptojacking is the hijacking of internet-connected devices to secretly make use of the processor for the mining of cryptocurrency.

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  • Security showdown: Windows 10 vs. Windows 7

    Security showdown: Windows 10 vs. Windows 7

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:20:03 GMT
    Although Microsoft has made a concerted effort to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, Windows 7 continues to be a very popular operating system. (Sources: AP GraphicsBank and 123RF)Although Microsoft has made a concerted effort to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, Windows 7 continues to be a very popular operating system. (Sources: AP GraphicsBank and 123RF)
    Sources: AP GraphicsBank and 123RF)Sources: AP GraphicsBank and 123RF)

    Although Microsoft has made a concerted effort to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, Windows 7 continues to be a very popular operating system. 

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    Although Microsoft has made a concerted effort to get users to upgrade to Windows 10, Windows 7 continues to be a very popular operating system. 

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  • How to fight cellphone robocalls

    How to fight cellphone robocalls

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:54:00 GMT
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, Jen Vargas shows the data of a recent robocall on her home phone in Orlando, Fla. (Source: AP Photo/John Raoux)In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, Jen Vargas shows the data of a recent robocall on her home phone in Orlando, Fla. (Source: AP Photo/John Raoux)
    In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, Jen Vargas shows the data of a recent robocall on her home phone in Orlando, Fla. (Source: AP Photo/John Raoux)In this Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, photo, Jen Vargas shows the data of a recent robocall on her home phone in Orlando, Fla. (Source: AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Robocalls and spam text messages are among the top consumer complaint filed, according to the FCC and it’s not likely to change anytime soon.

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    Robocalls and spam text messages are among the top consumer complaint filed, according to the FCC and it’s not likely to change anytime soon.

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  • FBI says hackers are targeting your router; this is how you protect yourself

    FBI says hackers are targeting your router; this is how you protect yourself

    Wednesday, May 30 2018 5:19 PM EDT2018-05-30 21:19:06 GMT
    The FBI's reference to 'small office and home office routers' generally refers to inexpensive consumer grade routers . (Source: Piotr Adamowicz via 123RF)The FBI's reference to 'small office and home office routers' generally refers to inexpensive consumer grade routers . (Source: Piotr Adamowicz via 123RF)

    The recent warning sent out by the FBI about hackers compromising hundreds of thousands of routers commonly used in homes and small businesses is an indication of how important this particular threat is to many.

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    The recent warning sent out by the FBI about hackers compromising hundreds of thousands of routers commonly used in homes and small businesses is an indication of how important this particular threat is to many.

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  • Teaching kids how to code

    Teaching kids how to code

    Thursday, May 17 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-05-17 22:40:55 GMT
    (Source: ximagination via 123RF)(Source: ximagination via 123RF)
    (Source: ximagination via 123RF)(Source: ximagination via 123RF)

    In today’s digital age, learning how to write code will be a skillset that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.

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    In today’s digital age, learning how to write code will be a skillset that will serve them well for the rest of their lives.

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  • Why you should stop using passwords!

    Why you should stop using passwords!

    Thursday, May 3 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-05-04 01:19:03 GMT
    Forget passwords. Passphrases are the way to go to protects your accounts. (Source:  Jakub Jirsak via 123RF)Forget passwords. Passphrases are the way to go to protects your accounts. (Source: Jakub Jirsak via 123RF)

    You might want to think beyond passwords and start using something that's easier for you to remember but harder for would-be thieves to crack.

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    You might want to think beyond passwords and start using something that's easier for you to remember but harder for would-be thieves to crack.

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  • What is application whitelisting and how does it secure my computer?

    What is application whitelisting and how does it secure my computer?

    Thursday, May 3 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-05-03 22:57:13 GMT
    (Source: Maksym Yemelyanov via 123RF)(Source: Maksym Yemelyanov via 123RF)
    (Source: Maksym Yemelyanov via 123RF)(Source: Maksym Yemelyanov via 123RF)

    Technically speaking, application whitelisting is a very good way to create a more secure environment because it tells your computer that it can only run specific applications.

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    Technically speaking, application whitelisting is a very good way to create a more secure environment because it tells your computer that it can only run specific applications.

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  • How to block automatic updates from Windows 10

    How to block automatic updates from Windows 10

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:34 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:34:05 GMT
    (Source: Microsoft)(Source: Microsoft)
    (Source: Microsoft)(Source: Microsoft)

    Microsoft went from a primarily user-controlled update system to a forced update system with Windows 10, which helped improve the percentage of patched systems worldwide, but has been problematic for many.

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    Microsoft went from a primarily user-controlled update system to a forced update system with Windows 10, which helped improve the percentage of patched systems worldwide, but has been problematic for many.

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  • How to create a digital will

    How to create a digital will

    Thursday, April 5 2018 1:38 PM EDT2018-04-05 17:38:47 GMT

    Estate planning is one of the most important tasks everyone should be doing for their families, and including your digital assets is critically important in the information age.

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    Estate planning is one of the most important tasks everyone should be doing for their families, and including your digital assets is critically important in the information age.

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  • Facebook: To delete or not to delete?

    Facebook: To delete or not to delete?

    Friday, March 30 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-03-31 02:51:35 GMT
    (Source: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)(Source: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
    (Source: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)(Source: AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

    If you’re an active Facebook user, you may be pondering this same question in light of the recent stories of misuse of the platform.

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    If you’re an active Facebook user, you may be pondering this same question in light of the recent stories of misuse of the platform.

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  • Understanding the challenges of driverless cars

    Understanding the challenges of driverless cars

    Thursday, March 22 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-03-22 19:56:26 GMT
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photos)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photos)
    (Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photos)(Source: 3TV/CBS 5 file photos)

    The hype surrounding autonomous vehicles has been growing as just about every car manufacturer and many hi-tech firms race to be the first to market. The rewards, both financially and in saving human lives, are clear.

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    The hype surrounding autonomous vehicles has been growing as just about every car manufacturer and many hi-tech firms race to be the first to market. The rewards, both financially and in saving human lives, are clear.

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  • How to choose the right hard drive

    How to choose the right hard drive

    Monday, March 19 2018 2:55 PM EDT2018-03-19 18:55:02 GMT
    HHDs (left) has mechanical parts. SSDs (right) do not. (Source: Mikhail Starodubov and aleksanderdn via 123RF)HHDs (left) has mechanical parts. SSDs (right) do not. (Source: Mikhail Starodubov and aleksanderdn via 123RF)
    HHDs (left) has mechanical parts. SSDs (right) do not. (Source: Mikhail Starodubov and aleksanderdn via 123RF)HHDs (left) has mechanical parts. SSDs (right) do not. (Source: Mikhail Starodubov and aleksanderdn via 123RF)

    It's important to understand various aspects that contribute to overall reliability, but let's start with one fact. You've probably heard this before: "There are only two kinds of hard drives -- those that have failed and those that are going to fail."

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    It's important to understand various aspects that contribute to overall reliability, but let's start with one fact. You've probably heard this before: "There are only two kinds of hard drives -- those that have failed and those that are going to fail."

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  • How to switch from iOS to Android

    How to switch from iOS to Android

    Friday, March 9 2018 2:41 PM EST2018-03-09 19:41:38 GMT
    (Source: 123rf.com)(Source: 123rf.com)
    (Source: 123rf.com)(Source: 123rf.com)

    Our smartphones have become such a vital part of our daily lives, which can make switching platforms a bit of a challenge. Simple differences in how certain functions are displayed or accessed can be disorienting at first.

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    Our smartphones have become such a vital part of our daily lives, which can make switching platforms a bit of a challenge. Simple differences in how certain functions are displayed or accessed can be disorienting at first.

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  • Demystifying blockchain

    Demystifying blockchain

    Tuesday, February 27 2018 9:48 PM EST2018-02-28 02:48:37 GMT
    (Source: 123RF)(Source: 123RF)

    At the core of blockchain technology is a publicly shared "immutable distributed ledger." It’s essentially a tamper-proof record-keeping technology.

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    At the core of blockchain technology is a publicly shared "immutable distributed ledger." It’s essentially a tamper-proof record-keeping technology.

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  • What you need to know when buying SD camera cards

    What you need to know when buying SD camera cards

    Thursday, February 15 2018 7:17 PM EST2018-02-16 00:17:20 GMT
    (Source: Narong Jongsirikul via 123RF)(Source: Narong Jongsirikul via 123RF)

    Today’s memory cards are a confusing batch of geek speak but understanding some of the basics can make it easier to decipher.

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    Today’s memory cards are a confusing batch of geek speak but understanding some of the basics can make it easier to decipher.

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  • How to up your mobile photography game

    How to up your mobile photography game

    Friday, February 9 2018 4:30 PM EST2018-02-09 21:30:26 GMT
    (Source: linux87 via 123RF)(Source: linux87 via 123RF)

    If you’re not interested in getting a new phone, I’d suggest making sure that you’ve explored all the built-in features you may already have. I commonly find that most smartphone users only use a small fraction of the photo options that their phone offers.

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    If you’re not interested in getting a new phone, I’d suggest making sure that you’ve explored all the built-in features you may already have. I commonly find that most smartphone users only use a small fraction of the photo options that their phone offers.

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  • Haunted? Or just hacked? Smart TVs could be targeted by hackers

    Haunted? Or just hacked? Smart TVs could be targeted by hackers

    Wednesday, February 7 2018 10:45 PM EST2018-02-08 03:45:32 GMT

    Imagine you're sitting at home and the TV starts acting strangely. Channels seem to change on their own. The volume increases dramatically. Maybe some inappropriate content pops up. 

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    Imagine you're sitting at home and the TV starts acting strangely. Channels seem to change on their own. The volume increases dramatically. Maybe some inappropriate content pops up. 

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  • The NUC: What you need to know about Intel's powerful mini PC

    The NUC: What you need to know about Intel's powerful mini PC

    Monday, February 5 2018 2:28 PM EST2018-02-05 19:28:47 GMT
    (Source: Intel)(Source: Intel)

    At its core, the NUC is a development platform that allows anyone to customize how it’s used. It's also available as a traditional PC running Windows 10. Its small size and portability even have some referring to it as a "laptop alternative."

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    At its core, the NUC is a development platform that allows anyone to customize how it’s used. It's also available as a traditional PC running Windows 10. Its small size and portability even have some referring to it as a "laptop alternative."

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  • Should you install Meltdown, Spectre fixes? Intel, others say no

    Should you install Meltdown, Spectre fixes? Intel, others say no

    Thursday, January 25 2018 8:24 PM EST2018-01-26 01:24:52 GMT
    (Sources: Natascha Eibl via meltdownattack.com and 123RF)(Sources: Natascha Eibl via meltdownattack.com and 123RF)

    At this point in time, it appears the attempts to fix the flaw is causing more headaches than it’s worth, especially in light of the fact that no known exploits "in the wild" have been discovered,

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    At this point in time, it appears the attempts to fix the flaw is causing more headaches than it’s worth, especially in light of the fact that no known exploits "in the wild" have been discovered,

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  • What to do when your computer gets the 'blue screen of death'

    What to do when your computer gets the 'blue screen of death'

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:13 PM EST2018-01-18 02:13:29 GMT
    (Source: scanrail via 123RF)(Source: scanrail via 123RF)

    The "blue screen of death" is among the most frustrating and potentially complicated issues that a Windows user can ever face.

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    The "blue screen of death" is among the most frustrating and potentially complicated issues that a Windows user can ever face.

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  • How to protect your devices from Meltdown, Spectre flaws

    How to protect your devices from Meltdown, Spectre flaws

    Friday, January 12 2018 9:41 PM EST2018-01-13 02:41:45 GMT
    (Source: Jozsef Szasz-Fabian  via 123RF)(Source: Jozsef Szasz-Fabian via 123RF)

    The Meltdown and Spectre processor security flaws, which many are calling the worst processor bugs ever, should be of concern for all computer users. Virtually every computer made since 1995 is considered to be vulnerable.

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    The Meltdown and Spectre processor security flaws, which many are calling the worst processor bugs ever, should be of concern for all computer users. Virtually every computer made since 1995 is considered to be vulnerable.

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  • CES 2018 preview

    CES 2018 preview

    Friday, January 5 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-01-05 23:00:42 GMT
    (Source: CES.tech)(Source: CES.tech)

    The days of the significant "revolutionary" product launches are long gone as many of the large tech firms like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Google have their own launch events separate from CES.

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    The days of the significant "revolutionary" product launches are long gone as many of the large tech firms like Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Google have their own launch events separate from CES.

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  • iPhone battery slowing you down? Here's what you need to know

    iPhone battery slowing you down? Here's what you need to know

    Thursday, December 28 2017 6:49 PM EST2017-12-28 23:49:15 GMT

    The recent admission from Apple that they have been intentionally slowing down older iPhones since the release of iOS 10.2.1 in January of 2017 has many users upset.

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    The recent admission from Apple that they have been intentionally slowing down older iPhones since the release of iOS 10.2.1 in January of 2017 has many users upset.

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  • Comparing genealogical DNA tests

    Comparing genealogical DNA tests

    Thursday, December 21 2017 3:15 PM EST2017-12-21 20:15:26 GMT
    (Sources: 123RF, 23andMe and Ancestry DNA)(Sources: 123RF, 23andMe and Ancestry DNA)

    The popularity of genealogical DNA testing is growing and there are a variety of reasons that so many people are interested making use of them. Before you choose a company, you need to determine one thing. What do you want to know?

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    The popularity of genealogical DNA testing is growing and there are a variety of reasons that so many people are interested making use of them. Before you choose a company, you need to determine one thing. What do you want to know?

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  • How to set up a home security system without a monitoring contract

    How to set up a home security system without a monitoring contract

    Monday, December 11 2017 2:14 PM EST2017-12-11 19:14:44 GMT
    There’s never been a better time to consider adding devices to your home to allow you to monitor what’s going on from anywhere in the world. (Source: Kaspars Grinvalds via 123RF)There’s never been a better time to consider adding devices to your home to allow you to monitor what’s going on from anywhere in the world. (Source: Kaspars Grinvalds via 123RF)

    If you’re willing to be the "monitoring company" via your smartphone, there are numerous DIY security options that range from complete systems to various individual devices that can be used to create your own custom system.

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    If you’re willing to be the "monitoring company" via your smartphone, there are numerous DIY security options that range from complete systems to various individual devices that can be used to create your own custom system.

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  • Bitcoin: What you need to know before investing

    Bitcoin: What you need to know before investing

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 10:12 PM EST2017-11-30 03:12:03 GMT
    In this April 3, 2013 photo, Mike Caldwell, a software engineer, holds a 25 Bitcoin token at his shop in Sandy, Utah. Bitcoin is an online currency that does not involve banks, credit card issuers or other third parties.(SOURCE: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)In this April 3, 2013 photo, Mike Caldwell, a software engineer, holds a 25 Bitcoin token at his shop in Sandy, Utah. Bitcoin is an online currency that does not involve banks, credit card issuers or other third parties.(SOURCE: AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    With the massive increase in the value of Bitcoin since the beginning of the year, it’s getting a lot of people’s attention. But is it a solid investment?

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    With the massive increase in the value of Bitcoin since the beginning of the year, it’s getting a lot of people’s attention. But is it a solid investment?

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  • Comparing Google Pixel 2 XL and Samsung S8+

    Comparing Google Pixel 2 XL and Samsung S8+

    Thursday, November 16 2017 9:41 PM EST2017-11-17 02:41:33 GMT
    On the left, the Samsung Galaxy S8, top, and S8 Plus are display at an April event in New York. On the right,  a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event. (Source: AP Photos/ Mark Lennihan and Jeff ChiuOn the left, the Samsung Galaxy S8, top, and S8 Plus are display at an April event in New York. On the right, a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event. (Source: AP Photos/ Mark Lennihan and Jeff Chiu

    They’re both excellent phones, but there are some differences that you need to take into consideration.

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    They’re both excellent phones, but there are some differences that you need to take into consideration.

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  • What exactly is the deep web?

    What exactly is the deep web?

    Friday, November 3 2017 12:13 AM EDT2017-11-03 04:13:22 GMT
    (Source: Rajesh Rajendran Nair via 123RF and 3TV/CBS 5)(Source: Rajesh Rajendran Nair via 123RF and 3TV/CBS 5)

    Despite many representations of a nefarious underground operating out of sight, the deep web is actually mostly benign private databases and web resources not meant to be accessed by the general public.

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    Despite many representations of a nefarious underground operating out of sight, the deep web is actually mostly benign private databases and web resources not meant to be accessed by the general public.

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  • What you need to know about the KRACK Wi-Fi hack

    What you need to know about the KRACK Wi-Fi hack

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-10-19 13:58:29 GMT
    (Source: KRACKattacks.com)(Source: KRACKattacks.com)

    Wireless internet access has always been more vulnerable to unauthorized access than a wired connection because it’s a broadcast technology. It’s essentially broadcasting a signal, which only requires that a person with ill intent be in proximity of your signal.

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    Wireless internet access has always been more vulnerable to unauthorized access than a wired connection because it’s a broadcast technology. It’s essentially broadcasting a signal, which only requires that a person with ill intent be in proximity of your signal.

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  • What you need to know about the government's ban of Kaspersky software

    What you need to know about the government's ban of Kaspersky software

    Friday, October 6 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-10-06 22:25:36 GMT
    Moscow has been awash with rumours of a hacking-linked espionage plot at the highest level since cyber-security firm Kaspersky said one of its executives with ties to the Russian intelligence services had been arrested. (Source: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)Moscow has been awash with rumours of a hacking-linked espionage plot at the highest level since cyber-security firm Kaspersky said one of its executives with ties to the Russian intelligence services had been arrested. (Source: AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    To be realistic, the likelihood that you would somehow become the target of Russian government hackers just because you are using a Kaspersky program is pretty slim, but there’s no reason to take the chance.

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    To be realistic, the likelihood that you would somehow become the target of Russian government hackers just because you are using a Kaspersky program is pretty slim, but there’s no reason to take the chance.

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  • Android to iPhone conversion tips

    Android to iPhone conversion tips

    Friday, October 6 2017 6:18 AM EDT2017-10-06 10:18:56 GMT
    (Source: 123rf.com)(Source: 123rf.com)

    The Android vs iPhone battle is similar to Ford vs Chevy. However, converting from Ford to Chevy is a lot less involved then going from Android to iPhone. The good news is that it’s a lot easier than it used to be, but you do need to do a little homework before you attempt the conversion.

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    The Android vs iPhone battle is similar to Ford vs Chevy. However, converting from Ford to Chevy is a lot less involved then going from Android to iPhone. The good news is that it’s a lot easier than it used to be, but you do need to do a little homework before you attempt the conversion.

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  • Understanding voice recognition technology

    Understanding voice recognition technology

    Thursday, September 21 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-09-22 01:44:13 GMT
    Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides, but there are still many challenges to making it work the way most people think it should work. (Source: nevarpp via 123RF)Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides, but there are still many challenges to making it work the way most people think it should work. (Source: nevarpp via 123RF)

    Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides, but there are still many challenges to making it work the way most people think it should work. 

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    Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides, but there are still many challenges to making it work the way most people think it should work. 

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  • Ready for a new iPhone? Read this before you buy one!

    Ready for a new iPhone? Read this before you buy one!

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:40:35 GMT
    In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, a customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at a Chicago Apple Store. (Source: AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)In this Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, file photo, a customer sets up his new iPhone 7 Plus, right, as he switches from the iPhone 6 at a Chicago Apple Store. (Source: AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

    There has never been a better time to be in the market for an iPhone as the current selection includes eight different models with prices that range from $349 to $1,149.

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    There has never been a better time to be in the market for an iPhone as the current selection includes eight different models with prices that range from $349 to $1,149.

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  • Equifax data breach: Should I enroll in TrustedID Premier?

    Equifax data breach: Should I enroll in TrustedID Premier?

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-09-12 11:58:50 GMT
    (Source: The Associated Press)(Source: The Associated Press)

    In an effort to provide some level of protection to impacted consumers, Equifax has launched a special website to explain what has happened and to offer its ID theft and credit monitoring service for free to anyone that wants it.

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    In an effort to provide some level of protection to impacted consumers, Equifax has launched a special website to explain what has happened and to offer its ID theft and credit monitoring service for free to anyone that wants it.

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  • Understanding & managing smartphone location history

    Understanding & managing smartphone location history

    Friday, September 1 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-09-01 22:36:56 GMT
    (Source: Maksym Yemelyanov via 123RF)(Source: Maksym Yemelyanov via 123RF)

    Precise locations, dates, times, durations and what we did before and after opening an app or website are just the beginning of what’s being tracked by your cell phone. 

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    Precise locations, dates, times, durations and what we did before and after opening an app or website are just the beginning of what’s being tracked by your cell phone. 

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  • Free versus pay password managers

    Free versus pay password managers

    Monday, August 28 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-08-29 03:21:04 GMT

    As everyone should know by now, using weak passwords -- especially the same weak password on all your accounts -- is a really bad idea. Password managers can solve that problem.

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    As everyone should know by now, using weak passwords -- especially the same weak password on all your accounts -- is a really bad idea. Password managers can solve that problem.

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  • Installing a 'smart' thermostat? Be smart about it

    Installing a 'smart' thermostat? Be smart about it

    Friday, August 18 2017 12:32 AM EDT2017-08-18 04:32:17 GMT
    Programmable thermostats have been around for a long time and provided you take the time to actually program them, they can save you money. (Source: Nest, EcoBee, Honeywell)Programmable thermostats have been around for a long time and provided you take the time to actually program them, they can save you money. (Source: Nest, EcoBee, Honeywell)

    Programmable thermostats have been around for a long time and provided you take the time to actually program them, they can save you money.

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    Programmable thermostats have been around for a long time and provided you take the time to actually program them, they can save you money.

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  • Beware of 'typosquatting'!

    Beware of 'typosquatting'!

    Sunday, August 13 2017 3:23 PM EDT2017-08-13 19:23:34 GMT
    Facebook registered commonly misspelled versions of its site, like facebok.com, which redirect users to Facebook.com. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Facebook registered commonly misspelled versions of its site, like facebok.com, which redirect users to Facebook.com. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Because so many users manually type in web addresses every day, all it takes is one character to be off for this scam to be effective.

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    Because so many users manually type in web addresses every day, all it takes is one character to be off for this scam to be effective.

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  • Is Amazon Echo snooping on me?

    Is Amazon Echo snooping on me?

    Thursday, August 3 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-08-03 20:19:25 GMT
    Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather, or even a book to be read aloud, was shown, July 29, 2015. (Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather, or even a book to be read aloud, was shown, July 29, 2015. (Source: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Just about any device that you use via voice commands (Echo, Siri, Google Assistant, etc.) may retain your interactions as a way of identifying you and improving its comprehension of your commands.

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    Just about any device that you use via voice commands (Echo, Siri, Google Assistant, etc.) may retain your interactions as a way of identifying you and improving its comprehension of your commands.

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  • How to manage privacy on a Roomba

    How to manage privacy on a Roomba

    Thursday, July 27 2017 11:43 PM EDT2017-07-28 03:43:47 GMT
    (Source: iRobot.com)(Source: iRobot.com)

    A recent New York Times article reported that iRobot, maker of the popular Roomba line of automated vacuum cleaners, was considering the sharing of user floor-plan data to third parties such as Amazon, Apple and Google.

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    A recent New York Times article reported that iRobot, maker of the popular Roomba line of automated vacuum cleaners, was considering the sharing of user floor-plan data to third parties such as Amazon, Apple and Google.

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  • Steps to take before ditching your printer

    Steps to take before ditching your printer

    Thursday, July 20 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-07-20 22:42:13 GMT
    (Source: Vereshchagin Dmitry via 123RF)(Source: Vereshchagin Dmitry via 123RF)

    Depending upon the type of printer you have, you may very well need to take steps to ensure that your private information isn’t still being stored in the device’s internal memory.

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    Depending upon the type of printer you have, you may very well need to take steps to ensure that your private information isn’t still being stored in the device’s internal memory.

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  • How to put together a DIY home security system

    How to put together a DIY home security system

    Friday, July 7 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-07-07 15:39:34 GMT
    There’s never been a better time to consider adding devices to your home to allow you to monitor what’s going on from anywhere in the world. (Source: Kaspars Grinvalds via 123RF)There’s never been a better time to consider adding devices to your home to allow you to monitor what’s going on from anywhere in the world. (Source: Kaspars Grinvalds via 123RF)

    The sheer number of options can be overwhelming, so breaking down your needs is the best way of narrowing down your options.

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    The sheer number of options can be overwhelming, so breaking down your needs is the best way of narrowing down your options.

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  • Can ransomware attack a Mac?

    Can ransomware attack a Mac?

    Monday, July 3 2017 1:41 PM EDT2017-07-03 17:41:27 GMT
    (Source: Ton Snoei via 123RF)(Source: Ton Snoei via 123RF)

    All of the high-profile ransomware attacks you’ve likely ever heard of have targeted Windows users, but some of the more recent code being made available specifically targets the MacOS, too.

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    All of the high-profile ransomware attacks you’ve likely ever heard of have targeted Windows users, but some of the more recent code being made available specifically targets the MacOS, too.

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  • How to hide from data brokers

    How to hide from data brokers

    Friday, May 12 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-05-12 14:31:34 GMT
    (Source: tadamichi via 123RF)(Source: tadamichi via 123RF)

    Combining public records with social media profiles, advertising networks and your various online shopping accounts is a huge data-mining resource for many companies in today’s digital economy.

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    Combining public records with social media profiles, advertising networks and your various online shopping accounts is a huge data-mining resource for many companies in today’s digital economy.

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  • 4 things to consider when buying a turntable

    4 things to consider when buying a turntable

    Monday, May 8 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-05-08 16:13:37 GMT
    (Source: Fernando Gregory Milan via 123RF)(Source: Fernando Gregory Milan via 123RF)

    The "vinyl revival" as it’s been called, has been growing for the past 10 years. How you plan to listen to these vinyl gems has a lot to do with which class of turntable you should consider.

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    The "vinyl revival" as it’s been called, has been growing for the past 10 years. How you plan to listen to these vinyl gems has a lot to do with which class of turntable you should consider.

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  • Is it safe to buy Samsung's new phone?

    Is it safe to buy Samsung's new phone?

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-04-27 13:54:57 GMT
    In this Friday, March 24, 2017, photo, new Samsung Galaxy S8, left, and Galaxy S8 Plus mobile phones are displayed in New York. (Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew))In this Friday, March 24, 2017, photo, new Samsung Galaxy S8, left, and Galaxy S8 Plus mobile phones are displayed in New York. (Source: AP Photo/Richard Drew))

    Samsung’s well-documented issue with exploding batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 rightfully has many consumers concerned about newer phones having the same issue.

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    Samsung’s well-documented issue with exploding batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 rightfully has many consumers concerned about newer phones having the same issue.

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  • Why smart credit cards aren't so smart

    Why smart credit cards aren't so smart

    Monday, April 24 2017 8:52 AM EDT2017-04-24 12:52:59 GMT
    Plastc is just the latest contender in the "smart credit card" space to go out of business. (Source: Plastc)Plastc is just the latest contender in the "smart credit card" space to go out of business. (Source: Plastc)

    Plastc is just the latest contender in the "smart credit card" space to go out of business. The mobile payment space is a huge battleground and my opinion is that these "smart cards" are just an interim step in the eventual roadmap to mobile pay devices.

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    Plastc is just the latest contender in the "smart credit card" space to go out of business. The mobile payment space is a huge battleground and my opinion is that these "smart cards" are just an interim step in the eventual roadmap to mobile pay devices.

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  • Know the risks of using old software like Vista

    Know the risks of using old software like Vista

    Thursday, April 13 2017 2:36 PM EDT2017-04-13 18:36:24 GMT
    (Source: Pavel Ignatov via 123RF)(Source: Pavel Ignatov via 123RF)

    Security risks exist in virtually every program you use, so using really old versions of any software puts you at a higher risk of being exploited.

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    Security risks exist in virtually every program you use, so using really old versions of any software puts you at a higher risk of being exploited.

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  • Are smart devices safe to use?

    Are smart devices safe to use?

    Thursday, March 23 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-03-23 19:05:12 GMT
    (Source: Alexander Kirch via 123RF)(Source: Alexander Kirch via 123RF)

    Smart or connected devices such as doorbell cameras, thermostats and home security webcams are growing in popularity, with estimates that more 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed by 2020. If you plan on installing these devices in your home or business, understanding the security issues is pretty important.

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    Smart or connected devices such as doorbell cameras, thermostats and home security webcams are growing in popularity, with estimates that more 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed by 2020. If you plan on installing these devices in your home or business, understanding the security issues is pretty important.

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  • Pros and cons of ad blockers

    Pros and cons of ad blockers

    Thursday, March 16 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-03-16 15:50:47 GMT
    (Source: David Carillet via 123RF)(Source: David Carillet via 123RF)

    Ads on the internet are a fact of life that, frankly speaking, help pay for many of the "free" services that we all enjoy. Having said that, the way that ads are delivered via third party networks often causes slow loading of pages or makes it difficult to find the actual information that we seek.

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    Ads on the internet are a fact of life that, frankly speaking, help pay for many of the "free" services that we all enjoy. Having said that, the way that ads are delivered via third party networks often causes slow loading of pages or makes it difficult to find the actual information that we seek.

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  • How to block politics, political posts on Facebook

    How to block politics, political posts on Facebook

    Monday, March 13 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-03-13 15:44:57 GMT
    (Source: pricelessphotos via 123RF)(Source: pricelessphotos via 123RF)

    A lot of people who use Facebook on a regular basis are very likely suffering from some form of "political post" fatigue. There are a number of ways to better manage what appears in your news feed.

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    A lot of people who use Facebook on a regular basis are very likely suffering from some form of "political post" fatigue. There are a number of ways to better manage what appears in your news feed.

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  • How to go paperless at home

    How to go paperless at home

    Friday, February 24 2017 11:04 AM EST2017-02-24 16:04:29 GMT
    (Source: David Carillet via 123RF)(Source: David Carillet via 123RF)

    We’ve been hearing the promise of the "paperless office" for more than 30 years, but very few of us have taken the time required to make the transition. The good news is that going paperless at home is a lot less complex than doing so in a business.

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    We’ve been hearing the promise of the "paperless office" for more than 30 years, but very few of us have taken the time required to make the transition. The good news is that going paperless at home is a lot less complex than doing so in a business.

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  • What is 5G and when will we see it?

    What is 5G and when will we see it?

    Friday, February 17 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-02-18 04:16:03 GMT
    (Source: Wikipedia)(Source: Wikipedia)

    With the increase in devices connecting to the internet expected to more than triple (to over 20 billion) in the next four years, improving the wireless infrastructure is critical.

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    With the increase in devices connecting to the internet expected to more than triple (to over 20 billion) in the next four years, improving the wireless infrastructure is critical.

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  • PARENTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE

    Apps for managing a child's smartphone

    Apps for managing a child's smarphone

    Monday, February 13 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-02-13 18:30:06 GMT
    (Source: georgejmclittle)(Source: georgejmclittle)

    Parenting in the digital age has become very complex because of the ubiquity of the smartphone. You don’t have to look very far these days to see a 2-year-old adeptly navigating a smartphone or tablet that many parents have turned to as a "digital pacifier."

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    Parenting in the digital age has become very complex because of the ubiquity of the smartphone. You don’t have to look very far these days to see a 2-year-old adeptly navigating a smartphone or tablet that many parents have turned to as a "digital pacifier."

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  • Is Russian antivirus software safe to use?

    Is Russian antivirus software safe to use?

    Friday, February 3 2017 9:22 AM EST2017-02-03 14:22:50 GMT
    (Source: Chih Yuan Ronnie Wu via 123RF)(Source: Chih Yuan Ronnie Wu via 123RF)

    Choosing a solid security program to protect your computer and personal information has always been a challenge because there are so many options that get high marks. Now, with all of the global issues and growing concerns about nationalism, there’s an additional issue that many users are contemplating when making a choice: Where is the security software made?

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    Choosing a solid security program to protect your computer and personal information has always been a challenge because there are so many options that get high marks. Now, with all of the global issues and growing concerns about nationalism, there’s an additional issue that many users are contemplating when making a choice: Where is the security software made?

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  • Tax scams to watch for

    Tax scams to watch for

    Thursday, January 26 2017 7:57 AM EST2017-01-26 12:57:45 GMT
    (Source: Karen Roach, via 123RF)(Source: Karen Roach, via 123RF)

    The IRS reported a nearly 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents in the 2016 tax season and you can bet that number will be as high, if not higher this year.

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    The IRS reported a nearly 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents in the 2016 tax season and you can bet that number will be as high, if not higher this year.

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  • Cutting through wireless hype

    Cutting through wireless hype

    Monday, January 23 2017 11:00 AM EST2017-01-23 16:00:47 GMT
    (Source: everythingpossible via 123RF)(Source: everythingpossible via 123RF)

    As our smartphone usage increases, figuring out which cellular network is best suited for our needs has become as important, if not more important, than choosing the right mobile device.

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    As our smartphone usage increases, figuring out which cellular network is best suited for our needs has become as important, if not more important, than choosing the right mobile device.

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  • New Microsoft scam fooling many users

    New Microsoft scam fooling many users

    Monday, January 16 2017 12:42 PM EST2017-01-16 17:42:19 GMT
    (Source: payphoto via 123 RF)(Source: payphoto via 123 RF)

    The ongoing game by scammers to convince people that their computer is infected has taken some seriously convincing turns in recent months. One such version of the scam generates what appears to be an official Microsoft message complete with logos and color schemes and a robotic voice saying "critical alert."

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    The ongoing game by scammers to convince people that their computer is infected has taken some seriously convincing turns in recent months. One such version of the scam generates what appears to be an official Microsoft message complete with logos and color schemes and a robotic voice saying "critical alert."

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  • What to expect from CES 2017

    What to expect from CES 2017

    Monday, January 2 2017 9:07 AM EST2017-01-02 14:07:47 GMT
    (Source: CES.tech)(Source: CES.tech)

    CES 2017 will be the 50th annual largest gathering of consumer electronics companies and is sure to be the usual exciting mix of "solutions searching for a problem" and evolutionary updates but little or no real "revolution."

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    CES 2017 will be the 50th annual largest gathering of consumer electronics companies and is sure to be the usual exciting mix of "solutions searching for a problem" and evolutionary updates but little or no real "revolution."

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  • Should you install RansomFree?

    Should you install RansomFree?

    Friday, December 23 2016 9:50 AM EST2016-12-23 14:50:48 GMT
    Ransomware is exactly what it sounds like. A computer virus encrypts your files and demands money to unlock them. (Source: nevarpp via 123 RF)Ransomware is exactly what it sounds like. A computer virus encrypts your files and demands money to unlock them. (Source: nevarpp via 123 RF)

    While RansomFree’s approach is unique and inventive, there’s a problem that the entire security industry has struggled with since the beginning of time; they’re all playing whack-a-mole.

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    While RansomFree’s approach is unique and inventive, there’s a problem that the entire security industry has struggled with since the beginning of time; they’re all playing whack-a-mole.

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  • Yahoo breach lessons for everyone

    Yahoo breach lessons for everyone

    Tuesday, December 20 2016 10:50 AM EST2016-12-20 15:50:59 GMT
    In this July 19, 2016, file photo, flowers bloom in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. (Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)In this July 19, 2016, file photo, flowers bloom in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. (Source: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

    Whether you currently use a Yahoo email account, used to use one or have never used one, the announcement of 1 billion accounts being compromised in 2013 holds many lessons for everyone. 

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    Whether you currently use a Yahoo email account, used to use one or have never used one, the announcement of 1 billion accounts being compromised in 2013 holds many lessons for everyone. 

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  • Data Doctors: Online shopping tips & tricks

    Online shopping tips & tricks

    Monday, December 12 2016 8:45 AM EST2016-12-12 13:45:34 GMT

    The trend toward shopping online has seen a big jump in the last year with spending in 2016 predicted to be up by 45 percent over 2015. There’s no question that online shopping is much more convenient than going to brick and mortar stores but during the holiday shopping season, getting your hands on what you want as early as possible is important.

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    The trend toward shopping online has seen a big jump in the last year with spending in 2016 predicted to be up by 45 percent over 2015. There’s no question that online shopping is much more convenient than going to brick and mortar stores but during the holiday shopping season, getting your hands on what you want as early as possible is important.

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  • Why Apple killed the headphone jack

    Why Apple killed the headphone jack

    Wednesday, September 7 2016 9:49 PM EDT2016-09-08 01:49:41 GMT
    It would appear that Apple will eliminate the traditional 3.5mm analog headphone jack on all of its new devices in favor of the Lightning connector or its new proprietary wireless technology. (Source: prykhodov via 123RF)It would appear that Apple will eliminate the traditional 3.5mm analog headphone jack on all of its new devices in favor of the Lightning connector or its new proprietary wireless technology. (Source: prykhodov via 123RF)
    Q: Why is Apple getting rid of the headphone jack in the new iPhone? A: With the unveiling of the iPhone 7, the usual chatter about the latest features seems to be dominated by this seemingly odd design decision.   It would appear that Apple will eliminate the traditional 3.5mm analog headphone jack on all of its new devices in favor of the Lightning connector or its new proprietary wireless technology. RELATED: Say goodbye to the iPhone's headphone jack Apple actually i...More >
    Q: Why is Apple getting rid of the headphone jack in the new iPhone? A: With the unveiling of the iPhone 7, the usual chatter about the latest features seems to be dominated by this seemingly odd design decision.   It would appear that Apple will eliminate the traditional 3.5mm analog headphone jack on all of its new devices in favor of the Lightning connector or its new proprietary wireless technology. RELATED: Say goodbye to the iPhone's headphone jack Apple actually i...More >
  • Is voice dictation ready for prime time?

    Is voice dictation ready for prime time?

    Friday, September 2 2016 10:41 PM EDT2016-09-03 02:41:47 GMT
    Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides, but there are still many challenges to making it work the way most people think it should work. (Source: nevarpp via 123RF)Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides, but there are still many challenges to making it work the way most people think it should work. (Source: nevarpp via 123RF)

    Q: I’d like to use voice recognition software for dictation but don’t want to spend money unless I know it’s going to work; what would you suggest? A: Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides, but there are still many challenges to making it work the way most people envision is should work. Managing your expectations about what it can and can’t do will have as much impact on your success as the technology i...

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    Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides, but there are still many challenges to making it work the way most people think it should work.

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  • Is it illegal to share your Netflix password?

    Is it illegal to share your Netflix password?

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 7:11 PM EDT2016-08-24 23:11:39 GMT
    Netflix is a global provider of streaming video. (Source: ttatty via 123RF)Netflix is a global provider of streaming video. (Source: ttatty via 123RF)

    Headlines claiming that "sharing your Netflix password is now a federal crime" seem to be lingering thanks to social media

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    Headlines claiming that "sharing your Netflix password is now a federal crime" seem to be lingering thanks to social media

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  • How to make your computer run faster

    How to make your computer run faster

    Wednesday, June 1 2016 8:16 PM EDT2016-06-02 00:16:10 GMT
    No matter how much money you spend on a computer, if you don’t maintain it regularly, it can become noticeably slower in a fairly short period of time. (Source: Jasmin Merdan via 123 RF)No matter how much money you spend on a computer, if you don’t maintain it regularly, it can become noticeably slower in a fairly short period of time. (Source: Jasmin Merdan via 123 RF)

    No matter how much money you spend on a computer, if you don't maintain it regularly, it can become noticeably slower in a fairly short period of time. Properly maintained, there's no reason your computer shouldn't perform reasonably for at least five or six years, if not longer. 

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    No matter how much money you spend on a computer, if you don't maintain it regularly, it can become noticeably slower in a fairly short period of time. Properly maintained, there's no reason your computer shouldn't perform reasonably for at least five or six years, if not longer. 

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  • Are 3-D printers worth owning yet?

    Are 3-D printers worth owning yet?

    Thursday, December 10 2015 5:36 PM EST2015-12-10 22:36:45 GMT
    (Source: Jonathan Juursema / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)(Source: Jonathan Juursema / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)
    While it's not hard to understand why 3-D printers are considered a disruptive technology, it's far from being a mainstream product. The answer to this question depends greatly on who you are and what you might want to do with a printer that can generate solid objects in three dimensions.More >

    While it's not hard to understand why 3-D printers are considered a disruptive technology, it's far from being a mainstream product. The answer to this question depends greatly on who you are and what you might want to do with a printer that can generate solid objects in three dimensions.

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  • LinkedIn is more than just connections

    LinkedIn is more than just connections

    Wednesday, November 4 2015 9:19 PM EST2015-11-05 02:19:36 GMT
    (Source: MGN Photo / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)(Source: MGN Photo / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
    In this age of social media as a communication tool, LinkedIn is one of the most compelling for business people. Many users get started by creating a profile and accepting connections from those they know, but not much else. If you are one of them, you're missing out on some potentially major opportunities. More >
    In this age of social media as a communication tool, LinkedIn is one of the most compelling for business people. Many users get started by creating a profile and accepting connections from those they know, but not much else. If you are one of them, you're missing out on some potentially major opportunities. More >
  • How to use parental controls on you child's school-issued Chromebook

    How to use parental controls on you child's school-issued Chromebook

    Tuesday, November 3 2015 3:07 PM EST2015-11-03 20:07:59 GMT
    Google Chromebooks are inexpensive alternatives to traditional laptops. (Source: Google.com)Google Chromebooks are inexpensive alternatives to traditional laptops. (Source: Google.com)
    What kind of parental controls can I use on a Chromebook at home that our school supplied for my child to use? More >
    What kind of parental controls can I use on a Chromebook at home that our school supplied for my child to use? More >
  • Your digital afterlife

    Your digital afterlife

    Monday, October 19 2015 5:49 PM EDT2015-10-19 21:49:33 GMT
    (Source: Natalia Merzlyakova via 123RF)(Source: Natalia Merzlyakova via 123RF)
    The complexity of our online lives has brought a new set of considerations when we do any form of estate planning. Having to go through legal channels to gain access to an account can be complex, time-consuming and expensive, so getting things set up in advance is smart.More >
    The complexity of our online lives has brought a new set of considerations when we do any form of estate planning. Having to go through legal channels to gain access to an account can be complex, time-consuming and expensive, so getting things set up in advance is smart.More >
  • What will Apple dazzle us with next?

    What will Apple dazzle us with next?

    Wednesday, September 9 2015 8:00 PM EDT2015-09-10 00:00:26 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    Apple’s "Hey Siri" media event consisted of announcements in four major categories, according to Ken Colburn of Data Doctors. Nothing revolutionary. Mostly evolutionary.More >
    Apple’s "Hey Siri" media event consisted of announcements in four major categories, according to Ken Colburn of Data Doctors. Nothing revolutionary. Mostly evolutionary.More >
  • How to free up storage space on your smartphone

    How to free up storage space on your smartphone

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 8:01 PM EDT2015-09-03 00:01:50 GMT
    (Source: Kheng Ho Toh and Guido Vrola via 123RF)(Source: Kheng Ho Toh and Guido Vrola via 123RF)
    Storage on any electronic device is like a refrigerator; no matter how big it is, it always seems to fill up.More >
    Storage on any electronic device is like a refrigerator; no matter how big it is, it always seems to fill up.More >
  • Can Macs get Windows viruses?

    Can Macs get Windows viruses?

    Thursday, August 27 2015 12:32 AM EDT2015-08-27 04:32:24 GMT
    (Sourc: Angela Waye via 123RF)(Sourc: Angela Waye via 123RF)
    The short answer is no, but there's a major caveat. Macs, like Windows machines, are susceptible to browser-based infections. This type of infection is becoming much more common in the Mac world because scammers are targeting victims via their browsers rather than the operating systems they're using.More >
    The short answer is no, but there's a major caveat. Macs, like Windows machines, are susceptible to browser-based infections. This type of infection is becoming much more common in the Mac world because scammers are targeting victims via their browsers rather than the operating systems they're using.More >
  • Urgent update for Windows users

    Urgent update for Windows users

    Friday, August 21 2015 1:27 AM EDT2015-08-21 05:27:01 GMT
    I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and started using the new Edge browser, so do I still need to install critical updates for Internet Explorer? Ken Colburn from Data Doctors has the answer.More >
    I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and started using the new Edge browser, so do I still need to install critical updates for Internet Explorer? Ken Colburn from Data Doctors has the answer.More >
  • Windows 10: Privacy nightmares (or not?)

    Windows 10: Privacy nightmares (or not?)

    Thursday, August 13 2015 2:50 AM EDT2015-08-13 06:50:10 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    Microsoft took a completely different approach with Windows 10 and because of that, privacy concerns are being heatedly discussed across the Internet. Some would have you believe that it’s a "privacy nightmare" and Microsoft is now tracking everything you do, whether you’re online or not.More >
    Microsoft took a completely different approach with Windows 10 and because of that, privacy concerns are being heatedly discussed across the Internet. Some would have you believe that it’s a "privacy nightmare" and Microsoft is now tracking everything you do, whether you’re online or not.More >
  • Car hacking just got real

    Car hacking just got real

    Friday, July 24 2015 12:54 AM EDT2015-07-24 04:54:24 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    The race to have all the coolest features could put customers at risk, and now two prominent security researchers have unequivocally proven it.More >
    The race to have all the coolest features could put customers at risk, and now two prominent security researchers have unequivocally proven it.More >
  • How can I test my Internet speed?

    How can I test my Internet speed?

    Monday, July 6 2015 7:57 PM EDT2015-07-06 23:57:09 GMT
    (Source:  George Tsartsianidis via 123RF)(Source: George Tsartsianidis via 123RF)
    The importance of a fast internet connection in todays multimedia world goes without saying, but understanding all of the variables that can impact your actual user experience is vital.More >
    The importance of a fast internet connection in todays multimedia world goes without saying, but understanding all of the variables that can impact your actual user experience is vital.More >
  • Chances of being hacked by Samsung/SwiftKey bug 'virtually zero'

    Chances of being hacked by Samsung/SwiftKey bug 'virtually zero'

    Thursday, June 18 2015 10:15 PM EDT2015-06-19 02:15:07 GMT
    (Source: MGN Online)(Source: MGN Online)
    While the technical merits of the reported bug are true, the real-world possibility of becoming a victim of this security hole is virtually zero.More >
    While the technical merits of the reported bug are true, the real-world possibility of becoming a victim of this security hole is virtually zero.More >
  • Data Doctors: Tool for sniffing out scam websites

    Data Doctors: Tool for sniffing out scam websites

    Friday, May 29 2015 11:45 AM EDT2015-05-29 15:45:14 GMT
    By Jayson CheslerBy Jayson Chesler
    Any company that uses these tactics to get customers is obviously not too concerned about their reputation, so they'll operate under a large variety of names to help keep their scams alive.More >
    Any company that uses these tactics to get customers is obviously not too concerned about their reputation, so they'll operate under a large variety of names to help keep their scams alive.More >