Technology / Protect Your Computer & Data

  • 5 ways working on your phone could jeopardize your whole company

      

    With the rise of smartphones and tablets, IT managers have a new reality to face, and possibly fear: "Bring Your Own Device," or BYOD. Since picking up steam in 2009, BYOD has only...

  • Hackers stole data from a website that helps married people cheat

      

    Apparently you shouldn't trust the website that targets people you shouldn't trust. 'Life is short. Have an affair.' That's the slogan of Ashley Madison,...

  • Beware of the one ring scam on your phone

      

    That missed call on your cellphone could cost you $30…but maybe not in the way you think. One of my Facebook followers let me know about an old scam that has roared back to life. Years...

  • Easy way to know if your account has been compromised

      

    With all the endless news of data breaches these days, it's easy to wonder, "Has my e-mail address been stolen?" Now there's an easy way to find out! HaveIBeenPwned.com is a...

  • Are Password Clearinghouse Websites Safe?

      

    Recently on the show, I talked about the problems with crooks tapping into financial websites and stealing your money. Most of us use simple, easy to crack passwords that don't help the...

  • Is Your Lenovo Laptop Infected With Superfish?

      

    Have a Lenovo laptop that you think is infected with the so-called "Superfish" software? Follow these steps to get rid of it. Is my Lenovo laptop infected? Here's the deal:...

  • Microsoft Tool's Permissions Rile Up the Natives

      

    Are you reading the terms and conditions of the free services you use on the Internet? If not, you could be in for a big surprise! Initial controversy over Microsoft's How-Old.net...

  • How To Download Your Past Google Searches

      

    We spend a lot of time on the Internet. Wouldn't it be nice if you could see your entire Google search history in an easily downloadable format? Now you can! Lately, Google search has been...

  • How To Opt Out of Verizon's Super Cookie Tracking

      

    Verizon has finally relented on its most invasive customer spying measure to date and now allows you to opt of the dreaded supercookie. The company has been pushing its supercookies on users to...

  • Making Internet Privacy Easy

      

    Are you concerned with all the discussion about online tracking by the government and private industry? There are some simple steps you can take to limit it. The use of cookies to track your...

  • How to avoid or fix an Android virus

      

    ​A nasty virus is taking Android phones hostage and demanding a ransom from the user. How to prevent getting it...or fix it if you're already infected.

  • These laptops could be infected with spyware

      

    If you have a laptop, you could have someone watching your every move online. Here are the specific computers at risk and how you can fix it.

  • Social media apps can pierce your privacy

      

    Marketers have started keeping tabs on your spending habits by monitoring how you use certain social apps.

  • Virus, Spyware and Malware Protection Guide

      

    Protect Your Computer Malware (short for malicious software) is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer without your consent. Malware includes computer viruses, worms, trojan...

  • Your Smart TV Could Be Spying on You

      

    You've heard of the government spying on you and even businesses spying on you. But have you heard of your TV spying on you?!If you're not familiar with "smart TVs," they are modern flatscreen TVs...