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Tech Tip: Stop Trusting Hackers With Your Smartphone

You probably know how to do most everything using your smartphone, but how much do you know about basic security? Here are tips to ensure your defense is adequate against cyberattacks.

Cummings Manned the Bridge of Justice

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Maryland), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, died at three in the morning on Oct. 17 at age 68.

Tech Tip: Do You Enter Your PIN When You Use Your Debit Card?

How you swipe that plastic makes a big difference in how you are protected from your neighborhood cyberthief. 

The Salve of Baseball

For Washington baseball fans who treat the box score as a bible, who live in a city where political bloodletting is a condition not an event, we woke to baseball in a morning made joyful.

Tech Tip: Basic Cybersecurity Training Needs to Happen Now

You need to have step-by-step instructions about what to do if employees believe they have witnessed a cyber-incident.

Ward 2 Council Candidates Debate, Minus Evans

Long-term Council member Jack Evans did not participate in the Sept. 26 debate, as he has not yet declared his candidacy for the 2020 race.

Tech Tip: Don’t Just Throw Out That Old Computer

Before you recycle a computer, a server, a copy machine, a mobile phone or any device, always give serious thought to what data may be on it.

Mark Plotkin, a Passionate Voice, Has Died

Plotkin wrote for all manner of news outlets, including, in recent years, The Georgetowner, where his last pieces appeared in 2017, and the Hill, where he covered the first hectic years of the Trump administration.   

Bowser, D.C. Officials Make Compelling Statehood Pitch to Congress

Proposed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the legislation would shrink the District — the official seat of the federal government — to two square miles.

Tech Tip: Why Is It So Important to Have Unique Passwords?

A clever crook knows that you probably used the same password on the compromised website as you do on your eBay, Amazon and other online accounts — which are likely to be tied to a bank account.