The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com Audio versions of new articles as they’re posted on http://askleo.com Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:29:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4 https://askleo.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/cropped-logo2019square-32x32.png The Ask Leo! Podcast https://askleo.com 32 32 I help people use technology more effectively by writing books and answering their questions at Ask Leo!. The Ask Leo! podcast is an audio-only version of the questions asked at Ask Leo! and their published answers. Ask your questions at askleo.com Leo A. Notenboom clean Leo A. Notenboom apl@notenboom.org apl@notenboom.org (Leo A. Notenboom) Copyright Ask Leo! Tech Questions? Get Answers! The Ask Leo! Podcast https://img.askleomedia.com/2014/itunes.jpg https://askleo.com TV-G Woodinville, Washington 4 per week “From” Spoofing: How Spammers Send Email that Looks Like It Came from You https://askleo.com/from_spoofing_how_spammers_send_email_that_looks_like_it_came_from_you/ Mon, 06 Apr 2020 15:00:41 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_spammers_send_email_that_looks_like_it_comes_from_me.html https://askleo.com/from_spoofing_how_spammers_send_email_that_looks_like_it_came_from_you/#comments https://askleo.com/from_spoofing_how_spammers_send_email_that_looks_like_it_came_from_you/feed/ 82 <p>"From" spoofing is how spammers send email that looks like it comes from you that you had nothing at all to do with. I'll look at how it's done.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/from_spoofing_how_spammers_send_email_that_looks_like_it_came_from_you/">“From” Spoofing: How Spammers Send Email that Looks Like It Came from You</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> "From" spoofing is how spammers send email that looks like it comes from you that you had nothing at all to do with. I'll look at how it's done. "From" spoofing is how spammers send email that looks like it comes from you that you had nothing at all to do with. I'll look at how it's done. Leo A. Notenboom 8:17 Why Don’t I Get Sound from My Computer? (A Checklist) https://askleo.com/why-dont-i-get-sound-from-my-computer/ Sat, 04 Apr 2020 15:00:12 +0000 http://askleo.com/?p=11930 https://askleo.com/why-dont-i-get-sound-from-my-computer/#comments https://askleo.com/why-dont-i-get-sound-from-my-computer/feed/ 66 <p>"No sound" can happen for a variety of reasons. Here's how to troubleshoot if your computer is inexplicably silent.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why-dont-i-get-sound-from-my-computer/">Why Don’t I Get Sound from My Computer? (A Checklist)</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> "No sound" can happen for a variety of reasons. Here's how to troubleshoot if your computer is inexplicably silent. "No sound" can happen for a variety of reasons. Here's how to troubleshoot if your computer is inexplicably silent. Leo A. Notenboom 1 4:33 How Can a PIN Be as Secure as a Password? https://askleo.com/can-pin-secure-password/ Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:00:00 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=24089 https://askleo.com/can-pin-secure-password/#comments https://askleo.com/can-pin-secure-password/feed/ 19 <p>On the surface, signing into Windows using a PIN feels less secure than a traditional password. It's possible it's more secure.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/can-pin-secure-password/">How Can a PIN Be as Secure as a Password?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> On the surface, signing into Windows using a PIN feels less secure than a traditional password. It's possible it's more secure. On the surface, signing into Windows using a PIN feels less secure than a traditional password. It's possible it's more secure. Leo A. Notenboom 1 4:48 How to Change the Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge (New & Old) https://askleo.com/change-the-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge/ Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:00:18 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=25563 https://askleo.com/change-the-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge/#comments https://askleo.com/change-the-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge/feed/ 12 <p>It is possible to change the default search engine in Edge; it's just not obvious.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/change-the-search-engine-in-microsoft-edge/">How to Change the Default Search Engine in Microsoft Edge (New & Old)</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> It is possible to change the default search engine in Edge; it's just not obvious. It is possible to change the default search engine in Edge; it's just not obvious. Leo A. Notenboom 1 4:37 Can I Back Up to an Internal Drive? https://askleo.com/can-i-backup-to-an-internal-drive/ Wed, 01 Apr 2020 15:00:23 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/can_i_backup_to_an_internal_drive.html https://askleo.com/can-i-backup-to-an-internal-drive/#comments https://askleo.com/can-i-backup-to-an-internal-drive/feed/ 14 <p>Backing up to a second physical internal drive can be a good tool in your backup arsenal, as long as you understand its limitations.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/can-i-backup-to-an-internal-drive/">Can I Back Up to an Internal Drive?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Backing up to a second physical internal drive can be a good tool in your backup arsenal, as long as you understand its limitations. Backing up to a second physical internal drive can be a good tool in your backup arsenal, as long as you understand its limitations. Leo A. Notenboom 6:55 How Do I Choose a Good Password? https://askleo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password/ Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:00:53 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password.html https://askleo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password/#comments https://askleo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password/feed/ 65 <p>With occasional security breaches at service providers and rampant email account theft, password security has never been more important. Make sure you choose and use secure passwords.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how_do_i_choose_a_good_password/">How Do I Choose a Good Password?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> With occasional security breaches at service providers and rampant email account theft, password security has never been more important. Make sure you choose and use secure passwords. With occasional security breaches at service providers and rampant email account theft, password security has never been more important. Make sure you choose and use secure passwords. Leo A. Notenboom 1 16:40 Preparing For The Ultimate Disaster https://askleo.com/preparing-for-the-ultimate-disaster/ Sat, 28 Mar 2020 15:00:09 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/what_happens_when_i_die.html https://askleo.com/preparing-for-the-ultimate-disaster/#comments https://askleo.com/preparing-for-the-ultimate-disaster/feed/ 80 <p>If you're not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how?</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/preparing-for-the-ultimate-disaster/">Preparing For The Ultimate Disaster</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> If you're not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how? If you're not around to unlock all the digital data you take such care to secure, who will be able to access it, and how? Leo A. Notenboom 1 8:53 How Do YOU Back Up, Leo? https://askleo.com/how-do-you-back-up-leo/ Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:00:20 +0000 https://askleo.com/?p=119768 https://askleo.com/how-do-you-back-up-leo/#comments https://askleo.com/how-do-you-back-up-leo/feed/ 10 <p>I talk about backing up a lot, and I do practice what I preach. I'll explain what I do to back up my world.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/how-do-you-back-up-leo/">How Do YOU Back Up, Leo?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> I talk about backing up a lot, and I do practice what I preach. I'll explain what I do to back up my world. I talk about backing up a lot, and I do practice what I preach. I'll explain what I do to back up my world. Leo A. Notenboom 1 6:56 Can the Owner of an Open WiFi Hotspot See What Files I’m Downloading? https://askleo.com/can_the_owner_of_an_open_wifi_hotspot_see_what_files_im_downloading/ Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:00:12 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/can_the_owner_of_an_open_wifi_hotspot_see_what_files_im_downloading.html https://askleo.com/can_the_owner_of_an_open_wifi_hotspot_see_what_files_im_downloading/#comments https://askleo.com/can_the_owner_of_an_open_wifi_hotspot_see_what_files_im_downloading/feed/ 39 <p>Open WiFi hotspot downloads are available for the internet cafe owner to see. Whether or not they take the time to do it is another story!</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/can_the_owner_of_an_open_wifi_hotspot_see_what_files_im_downloading/">Can the Owner of an Open WiFi Hotspot See What Files I’m Downloading?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Open WiFi hotspot downloads are available for the internet cafe owner to see. Whether or not they take the time to do it is another story! Open WiFi hotspot downloads are available for the internet cafe owner to see. Whether or not they take the time to do it is another story! Leo A. Notenboom 1 4:38 Why Does Malware Exist? https://askleo.com/why-does-malware-exist/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 15:00:40 +0000 http://ask-leo.com/whats_in_it_for_the_creators_of_malware.html https://askleo.com/why-does-malware-exist/#comments https://askleo.com/why-does-malware-exist/feed/ 18 <p>Malware has come a long, long way since it began as a benign joke or proof-of-concept. Today, most malware boils down to someone, somewhere, making money.</p> <p><a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com/why-does-malware-exist/">Why Does Malware Exist?</a> from <a rel="nofollow" href="https://askleo.com">Ask Leo!</a>.<br /> Get the newsletter: <a href="https://newsletter.askleo.com">https://newsletter.askleo.com</a></p> Malware has come a long, long way since it began as a benign joke or proof-of-concept. Today, most malware boils down to someone, somewhere, making money. Malware has come a long, long way since it began as a benign joke or proof-of-concept. Today, most malware boils down to someone, somewhere, making money. Leo A. Notenboom 1 7:58