InSpectre Takes the Guesswork Out of Meltdown & Spectre

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One of the biggest security problems to hit this year has to do with some design flaws with various computer processor chips from notable vendors. The breadth of the problem is pretty wide, but the details for consumers is a bit lacking. Much of the info out there is technical and yet there is still a lot we don’t know. A new freeware app called InSpectre sheds some light.

Kindle for PC Offers Great Benefits

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Like many readers, I own an Amazon Kindle. What you may not know is that when it comes to learning and studying books, product manuals or PDFs, I often use the free version – “Kindle for PC”. There is a comparable version for the Mac.

Benefits of SIM Cards

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If you’re a cell phone user whose carrier uses the GSM standard such as T-Mobile, AT&T, Vodafone and others, your phone includes a tiny electronic card that offers a lot of value. The card is called a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card and it can maintain your preferences. Just as important, this removable smart card can secure your data, which makes it much easier to move from one phone carrier to another.

Could Your Printer Be Vulnerable to an Attack?

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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 your brand, I would be inclined to check your printer settings. The reason is that automatic updates may not be enabled.