Next Print Issue of The Georgetowner: Jan. 13

December 28, 2020

The theme of our next issue will be Outlook 2021, featuring stories on what’s ahead in politics, business and the arts as the post-pandemic world begins to take shape.

Tech Tip: Remove That Unwanted Freeware

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.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Fauci!

December 24, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser proclaimed today, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, Anthony S. Fauci Day in Washington, D.C. It’s the good doctor’s 80th birthday.

Mayor Issues ‘Holiday Pause’ of Activities

December 21, 2020

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser encouraged residents to exercise extreme caution during the holiday season to keep the spread of COVID-19 from getting worse. 

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

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.

Downtowner DC: Panda Cub Named, Turkeys Pardoned

Fortunate gobblers Corn and Cob briefly grabbed the spotlight from the Smithsonian National Zoo’s giant panda cub, named by popular vote.

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.