Category Archives: Security

Security Tips

Facebook and Google Tracking While Facebook is getting all the news about all the data it collects from its users, Google does the same and more. One of the ways you can see what data Google is collecting about you … Continue reading

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ASCII versus UNICODE – important

Thanks to Steve Gibson for not only explaining this security exploit, but also giving us solutions. His video is at the bottom. Here’s a quick summation. When you click on a link in your email (Don’t Do It), and it … Continue reading

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Fake Phone Messages

My wife’s phone recently showed her this message. It appears to be a fake message, similar to what you might get on your computer. They want you to follow their instructions which it appears will install a bitcoin mining program. … Continue reading

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Change Your DNS Server

One security tweak to keep your web browsing more secure is to change your DNS server. DNS is similar to a white pages – you look up a name and find an address. In this case, it turns your web … Continue reading

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My PC is Infected with Malware!

I got a call yesterday from a friend who had a popup which said that he had malware on his computer. It instructed him to not turn his computer off, but instead to call a 1-800 number. He asked, “Is … Continue reading

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How to Update Your Netgear Router

Do you have five minutes? That’s literally all the time it takes to update your router. If you are concerned with security on your computer, you need to keep your router updated on a regular basis. What I like about … Continue reading

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Anti-Virus Software Problems

If you use 3rd party anti-virus software, you may be unable to receive Microsoft security updates. Steve Gibson explains the details below.

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