I know we're sick of security warnings, myself included. But have you ever thought of your printer as a security threat? A recent article by Tenable, a network security firm, referenced some unexpected issues with a line of Hewlett-Packard (HP) printers including the default settings. Regardless of … [Read more...] about Could Your Printer Be Vulnerable to an Attack?
Quick Productivity Tips
This section covers articles that provide quick tips as opposed to the longer tutorial section that mostly covers Microsoft and Google products.
This master list is presently comprised of 6 categories:
- Cell Phone
- Internet of Things
- Computer Security
- Microsoft Windows
This section is several pages long so be sure to use the blue Next Page >> button at the bottom or the search box to the right.
We’re living in an interconnected world which offers a lot of conveniences. We can use Google, Facebook, OAuth to connect us to online services and apps. The downside is that there are more “bad actors” trying to trick us and gain access to our info. Recently, there was a very effective phishing … [Read more...] about How to Review Your Google Security Settings
I met a friend for dinner who found out that someone broke into his online accounts. Naturally, he was concerned about his data, but also the amount of time it would take to fix the problem. I told him one way to reduce the risk of account breaches is to use something called "two factor … [Read more...] about Simple Ways to Protect Your Online Accounts
This week I was in a hurry and I mistyped the URL for CloudFlare. Usually that doesn't result in anything except losing a minute or two. This time, I got an error screen and an audio message that said my computer was infected and to call tech support at a toll-free number. I'm seeing these fake … [Read more...] about How to Handle Fake Security Warnings
The web is a wonderful place, but sometimes the pages don't work for me. It's not the content, but how they display. I'll find a site where the text is very wide or even full screen. On some monitors, this works well. Other times, the width makes it harder to read the page. Your eyes have to span … [Read more...] about How to Fix Web Pages Where Text is Too Wide