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

March 25, 2019

It’s not uncommon for hackers to set up fake clones of public WiFi access points to try and get you to connect to their WiFi over the legitimate, safe one being made available for public use.

Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted ‘Freeware’

March 4, 2019

Clutter is the enemy of a speedy PC. Unused software sucks up processing speed and — even worse — leaves the door open to hackers and malware. 

Tech Tip: If You Installed It, You Must Update It

February 25, 2019

Once a known vulnerability is announced via a patch, hackers get to work like crazy, trying to figure out how to use that vulnerability to gain access to users who are lazy about installing updates.

Tech Tip: Bookmark the Websites You Often Visit

February 18, 2019

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

Tech Tip: Use Strong Passwords

January 14, 2019

Hacking software can guess a five-character password in under three hours. If you only use lowercase letters, it’s 11.9 seconds.

Tech Tip: New Quarter, New Password

December 3, 2018

Maintaining separate passwords, and changing them at least every three months, is a lot of work, but the cybersociety we live in demands it.