Are Deleted Data Files Ever Truly Deleted

Deleted Data Files

So, are deleted data files ever deleted from your computer? The deleted data may be gone, but it’s not forgotten. Personal computers have become disposable commodities (Ahem. I mean a recyclable commodity).  In the early days of personal computing, when PCs were much more expensive, people tended to hold on […]

Tighten Up Your Microsoft Windows Security

Computer Servers

When was the last time you took a couple of minutes to tighten up your Microsoft Windows Security? I recently stumbled across a handy tool for Windows users, which will test your system’s security.  It is called Windows Baseline Security Analyzer, and you can download it here. The Windows Baseline […]

Getting Hacked Sucks – I Should Have Known Better

Getting Hacked Sucks

Getting hacked sucks! I knew something was wrong when I received an email notice from LinkedIn that “You’ve successfully changed your LinkedIn password.” I received the email at 3:33 pm while I was standing in line to get ice cream with my daughter and noticed the change was made using […]

Ransomware Think Before You Click It Or Open It

Ransomware

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a malicious software that stops you from using your computer. The cryptoviral attack prevents assess to your files or applications until you pay a “ransom” to unlock the files. Ransomware works by either locking your screen and or by encrypting your files preventing you from […]

Twitter Alerts Keeping You Safe and Secure During A Crisis

Twitter Alerts

Twitter Alerts enables select public agencies and emergency organizations to provide valuable information in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. Twitter Alerts provides a reliable tool and simple notification platform allowing regional, national, and international organizations to keep people informed during a crisis. Organizations such as The American […]

Optimizing Apples Two Factor Authentication Security

Two Factor Authentication Blur

Should you optimize Apple’s Two Factor Authentication? I recently received a new MacBook Pro for Christmas (I was due… I got a good ten years out of my previous MacBook with zero complaints).  One of the features that were enabled by default in the latest OS release (Sierra) was Apple’s […]

Do We Need To Be Reminded About Password Security

Oh, sure, just what you wanted to read, another stupid blog about password security (or lack thereof).  I’m sure you want to read this about as much as I want to write it – but I think it’s important. If you are like me, you have read countless articles about […]

Facebooks Safety Check Disaster Notification Tool

Facebook Disaster Notification

Facebooks Safety Check notification tool allows users to check-in with family and friends. Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook announced the introduction of Facebooks Safety Check, back in 2014 as a way for users to easily check-in during a crisis or disaster. The Facebook Safety Check tool is the result […]