Category Archives: Security

FM Radio for Emergencies

With the recent hurricanes, one of the lessons learned is that the cell phone towers will be down and your phone is probably not going to work to make phone calls or text messages. One thing however your phone might … Continue reading

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Android Phone Protection

Android Play Protect is a nice security feature that is automatically installed on your android phone. The video explains the process. Below is also another link about this and other features. https://www.android.com/play-protect/

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Password Length Options

Here’s an interesting article on Github about the most common length for passwords. Eight characters is the most common length. Here are some of their recommendations. 8 characters is the most common length. They recommend a length of 12 or … Continue reading

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Is My Doctor’s Computer Safe?

I posed the question of the safety of one of my doctor’s computer recently to Leo LaPorte and The New Screen Savers show. Here’s what they said. Below is another video where Steve Gibson talks about the safety of usb … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Scam Protection

T-Mobile has recently started some phone scam protection, although I have not seen its benefit. Here is the main page where T-Mobile describes the new features. Scam ID – this theoretically will mark certain phone calls as potential scammer phone … Continue reading

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Creamy Spaghetti – $300

My wife gave me a Tech Support call after she clicked on a Facebook Creamy Spaghetti Casserole recipe. It immediately popped up one of the latest scams. It said that we had a virus and would have to call Microsoft. … Continue reading

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Google Security Checkup

One thing you should do on a yearly basis is to do a Google Security Checkup. It’s a process that Google will walk you through to make sure you are as secure as possible. Here’s the link: https://myaccount.google.com/security

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