Outdated Software Slows You Down. So Try One of These Free Programs

Software makes your computer run. And when it’s outdated, software will slow you down. So, I was pleased to read a post on Lifewire that reviews 9 Free Software Updater Programs. Indeed, to be as efficient and productive as possible in your computer-based work, you want to have the latest version of your tech tools. Not only…

Google’s New Backup and Sync Service Has Your Back

Do you have a backup plan for all the material you store on your computer? It’s vital that you regularly save your photos and important documents to some place other than just your hard drive. There are lots of backup options out there, and now Google has made it easier to backup and sync whatever…

Phishing Scams: E-mails, Links, and Phone Calls That are Up to No Good

Phishing isn’t that benign summertime activity that you remember from childhood. No, indeed. Cyber criminals are getting better and better at fooling unsuspecting Internet users with a tactic called Phishing. Phishing is a scam aimed at obtaining financial or other confidential information from unsuspecting people. Typically, they do this by sending an e-mail that looks…

Apps and Your Privacy — Do This One Thing to Keep Yourself Safe

Apps often greatly enhance your on-line workflow. But how often are you enabling apps without really thinking about it? I recently read a helpful article on lifehacker offering some cautions about the number of apps we typically enable. It’s titled How to Secure Your Online Accounts By Revoking Access From Third-Party Apps The article also provides excellent,…

Black-flies, Mosquitoes, and Hackers – Oh My!

Black-flies and mosquitoes invade New Hampshire every spring, making it hard to enjoy the beauty of the blossoming fields and woodlands. Planting gardens, hiking — even stepping outside to get your newspaper — can quickly become a miserable experience if you’re not prepared. It’s a New Hampshire fact that going outside without protection during ‘bug…

Two-Factor Authentication Amps Up Your On-Line Security

Two-factor authentication is a security measure that significantly increases the safety of your on-line material. And in today’s world, where cyber crimes like hacking and identity theft are on the rise, anything you can do to increase your on-line security is a very wise move.

Password Power – Managing Your On-Line Security

Password managers are becoming more and more important in the web-based world that we live in. That’s because we need secure passwords for just about everything we do. And as hackers become more and more savvy, what constitutes a secure password must become more complex.