Articles tagged: security

Link in the status line

Tip of the Day: Hover Before Click

Microsoft account activity

Why Do I See Lots of Failed Login Attempts on My Account?

We are all under constant attack. I’ll show you how to look at your Outlook.com recent activity and review why it might be full of failed login attempts.

Skeptical Emoji is Skeptical

Tip of the Day: Be Skeptical

If I Do These Things, Will I Be Anonymous?

Anonymity on the internet is really, really hard. Some of the practices we might use to stay anonymous could still be leaking identifiable, traceable information.

Secure Your Account -- Please

Why that “Unimportant” Account Matters

Regardless of your initial thoughts, every account is important, and you and I are all targets.

Password

Tip of the Day: Make Your Passwords Longer

Back Up!

Tip of the Day: Back Up!

PUPs with Adobe Flash Player

Tip of the Day: Watch Out for PUPs

Are You Being Spied On?

Can My ISP Monitor My Internet Usage?

Your ISP controls your internet connection, and it’s easy for them to monitor the data you send and receive. The question is, why would anyone monitor your internet?

Router Password Change Dialog

Tip of the Day: Change Your Router’s Password

7 Steps to a Secure Router

Your router is your first line of defense against malicious attacks from the internet. But do you have a secure router? I’ll review the important settings.

Really?

Tip of the Day: When In Doubt, Ask Someone Else

Tip of the Day: Don’t Focus on Ransomware

Apps & features

Tip Of The Day: Periodically Check Installed Programs

It's not a download link, it's an ad

Tip of the Day: Beware of Misleading Ads

Continue with Facebook?

Tip of the Day: Don’t Log in with Facebook

Remote Assistance

Tip of the Day: Disabling Remote Access Doesn’t

It's A Scam!

Tip of the Day: Don’t Call That Number!

Disk & Hammer

Tip of the Day: Really Erase that Disk Before Discarding

Don't Panic

Tip of the Day: Don’t Panic

Secure Your Account -- Please

Tip of the Day: Use a Password Vault, Already

CPU Usage

Tip of the Day: Watch Your CPU Usage for Malware

Fake URL

Tip of the Day: Pay Attention to the URL

Dear Friend...

Tip of the Day: If They Don’t Know Your Name, They Don’t Know You

Dear Friend....

Tip of the Day: Double-check the From: Address

Friend Requests

Tip of the Day: Ignore Unknown Social Connections

Bluetooth

Tip of the Day: Turn Off Bluetooth

Recovery

Tip of the Day: Review Your Online Recovery Information

Throw Away Accounts

Tip of the Day: Consider a Throw-Away Account for Travel

Pokemon

Tip of the Day: Don’t Install It

LastPass Login

Tip of the Day: Back Up Your Vault

Credit Card Statement

Tip of the Day: Don’t Wait for the Statement

Amazon Advanced Security

Tip of the Day: Enable Two-Factor Authentication for Amazon

Chase Alert Email

Tip of the Day: Sign Up for Credit Card Usage Alerts

Scam

Tip of the Day: Don’t Call That Number!

Creating a Microsoft Account

Tip of the Day: Create a Throw-Away Account for Travel

Tip of the Day: Protect Your Personal Information

Get Alerts from Facebook

Tip of the Day: Get Log-in Alerts from Facebook

Shredder

Tip of the Day: Get a Shredder

Piracy

Tip of the Day: Stop Stealing Software and Media

Edge Options

Tip of the Day: Let Your Browser Be Forgetful

Thumbdrive

Tip of the Day: Don’t Trust that Flash Drive

PIN Sign-In

Tip of the Day: Don’t Sign In Automatically

Encrypted

Tip of the Day: Back Up Encrypted Data Properly

Shutdown Windows Dialog

Tip of the Day: Shut Down Your Laptop When Traveling

Sign Out

Tip of the Day: Sign Out!

Password Problem

Tip of the Day: Think Twice (or more) Before Sharing a Password

Google Connected Apps

Tip of the Day: Check Your Google App Connections

False

Tip of the Day: Avoid Being Tricked by a Simple Lie

Scammer Calling

Tip of the Day: “They” Will Never Call You