This is a time when people like to hunt for Easter eggs. Either the traditional ones or the clever ones that are hidden by software vendors. Both of these are fun. However, this one is more a rotten egg and it could cost us dearly if we don't pay attention. And it all starts with punycodes and fake … [Read more...] about Can Your Eyes Spot this Security Problem?
Computer & Online Security Tips
Sadly, you can never be too safe online. There are just too many ways in which programs and people try to get at your data. However, there are various measures you can take. Some of these include educating yourself about certain bad behaviors as well as helpful services.
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
This morning when trying to get to Uber, I managed to misspell the domain. It happens. What I didn't expect was to get redirected to a web page and pop up telling me a serious security threat might have been detected and to call the number on my computer screen. That’s the last thing you should do … [Read more...] about Watch Your Typos
There’s little question that a big drain on productivity is worry. Many of us tend to worry about things that are out of our control. One item that I think too many people worry about is browser cookies. Browser cookies are neither good nor bad. If you were to remove all cookies, you’d probably find … [Read more...] about Browser Cookie Basics