Tech Tip: Don’t Use Public WiFi Until You Read This …

January 18, 2021

Whether it’s at the coffee shop, hotel or airport, the temptation to check email and surf the web is just too strong to resist.

Tech Tip: What to Do Before You Go to Starbucks

January 4, 2021

Make sure your IT department or provider is encrypting and backing up your data and has installed remote monitoring software on all mobile devices.

Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted Freeware

December 28, 2020

PC manufacturers LOVE to stuff your brand-new PC full of “free” applications. You’ve got a slim chance of getting one without a side of spamware.

Tech Tip: If You Installed It, You Must Update It — Right Away!

December 21, 2020

As soon as a known vulnerability is announced, hackers get to work to figure out how to use the vulnerability to access those users who are lazy about installing updates.

Tech Tip: Bookmark the Legitimate Websites You Frequently Visit

December 14, 2020

All you have to do is accidentally fat-finger one letter in a website’s URL and up pops a very legitimate-looking fake copy of the site you were trying to get to.

Tech Tip: Never Use Personal Devices to Connect to Company Data

December 7, 2020

If you and your kids are using a home PC to play games, access Facebook and surf the web, there’s a high probability you’re infected with spyware or malware.

Tech Tip: How to Spot a Phishing Email

November 30, 2020

Often these emails look 100-percent legitimate and show up in the form of a PDF (scanned document), a UPS or FedEx tracking number, a bank letter, a Facebook alert or a bank notification.

Tech Tip: How to Foil Ransomware

November 23, 2020

The last CryptoLocker virus forced many business owners to lose data or pay up, since there was no other way to decrypt the files.

Tech Tip: If This Kind of Alert Pops Up, Don’t Click on It!

November 16, 2020

This is a common scareware tactic used by hackers to get you to click and download a virus. Often it will appear to be a system alert or a Microsoft operating system alert.

Tech Tip: Use Strong Passwords!

November 9, 2020

You know you need to have a better password than “password” or “letmein” to have any hope of keeping hackers out of your PC, but what does a “strong” password mean?