Category Archives: Security

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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What’s in Your Wallet?

If you’re ever lost your wallet/purse or had it stolen, one of the first things you need to do is to call all the credit card companies, banks etc. The problem is, how do we remember every card that is … Continue reading

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What Would You Do?

My wife just got this email from “PayPal” indicating that her account was locked and she had to click on a link to unlock her account and verify ownership. What would your do? Unfortunately, many people would just click on … Continue reading

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