Gary Tischler, 1941-2020

The Georgetowner’s longest-serving and most prolific writer died on April 8 at the age of 78. Well known throughout the arts community, Gary Tischler joined the newspaper in 1980. 

Tech Tip: You’ve Been Hacked! What’s the First Thing You Should Do?

The faster the pros can address the attack, the better your chances are of preventing much bigger problems.

Coronavirus Hits D.C. Wards Differently

Overall, according to an April 1 report, 586 positive cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, had been recorded in the District; 91 were newly announced on Wednesday morning.

Breathe Easier With DIY Masks

Now that the CDC is advising us, symptomatic or not, to wear masks when we go outside, they are, of course, nowhere to be found.

Tech Tip: A Warning If You Handle, Process or Store Client Credit Cards

PCI DSS is a set of legal requirements you must abide by to maintain a secure environment. If you violate them, you will incur serious fines and fees.

Tech Tip: Your Firewall Is Useless Unless …

A firewall is a device that acts like a security cop watching over your computer network to detect unauthorized access and activity — and EVERY business and individual needs one.

Tech Tip: Don’t Just Close Your Browser

If you simply close your browser, some of the session information that a hacker can use to gain entry is still running in the background.

Tech Tip: Make This Password Different From Everything Else

If an e-commerce site you’ve registered at gets hacked, and you’ve used your email password to register, you can pretty much bet hackers are going to gain access to your in-box.

Viral News Makes for a Super-Simultaneous Monday

In this administration, we have been living in the age of the simultaneous, with everything of note and of little note raining down on us, it seems, all of the time.          

Tech Tip: Set Up Bank Alerts Now!

Many banks will send you an email alert whenever money is withdrawn from your account via check, debit card or transfer.