Articles tagged: Internet Safety Book

How Do I Back Up My Computer?

How Do I Back Up My Computer?

Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss. I’ll look at what it means and give a suggestion for typical users.

I Run Anti-virus Software. Why Do I Still Sometimes Get Infected?

I Run Anti-virus Software. Why Do I Still Sometimes Get Infected?

It seems like even the most up-to-date anti-malware package isn’t always enough. It’s frustrating, because you’d think it would be.

How do I remove malware?

How Do I Remove Malware?

Trying to remove malware? I’ll walk you through the steps and options, from simple to hard, including the only approach that’s guaranteed to work.

What Security Software Do You Recommend?

I have recommendations for specific security software and techniques in various places on the site. Here’s a short summary.

A One Step Way to Lose Your Account ... Forever

A One-step Way to Lose Your Account … Forever

I see people lose access to their important accounts all the time. Most frustrating is that it’s often their own fault that they can’t regain access.

Hotel Internet spying?

Can Hotel Internet Traffic Be Sniffed?

Many hotels offer both wired and wireless internet, but along with those hotel internet connections comes a security risk most folks don’t consider.

Virus Detected!

How Do I Remove a Virus If It Prevents Me from Downloading or Installing Anything?

Some malware goes to great lengths to prevent you from downloading, running, or applying a fix. I’ll tell you what steps to take.

A Good, Memorable Pass-phrase

How Long Should a Password Be?

For years, the standard practice has been to assume that eight-character passwords made up of sufficiently random characters was enough. Not any more.

Thief!

Are you ready for your computer to be stolen?

A stolen or lost computer can open the doors to all sorts of havoc if you’re not prepared. I’ll cover a few of the basics.