Friday, February 26, 2010

Threats on the Internet

The stories at the links below are just two examples of the dozens of articles I get every month.

Trove of 68,000 stolen logons in hands of 'amateur' hackers

Chuck Norris botnet karate-chops routers hard

The second article is particularly troublesome for small business and home computer users. Few reset the DSL or cable modems default administrative password, something that everyone should check.

The Internet is a dangerous place. Be sure you and your company are protected. And if you are on a business computer, or access financial or business data from your home computer, then protection should be redundant and up-to-date. You can't be too cautious! If you don't know for sure, contact a computer professional and ask for help.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Correction - bad link re: Spam

Sorry for the confusion. The link on the previous post was wrong. Here is the corrected link:

Click here.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Do your part to prevent Spam

Do you receive emails with dozens of email addresses scattered throughout the message. You can do your part to help prevent spam by eliminating them before forwarding, and by using the Blind Carbon Copy option when you send a message. Click here for a great article with some instructions.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Password Woes

Is the task of trying to keep track of all your passwords got you in a bind. Try installing LastPass with Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari. Then when you save a password when using your office computer with Internet Explorer or Firefox, it is available on your home Mac using Safari. The process is much safer than writing down passwords or trying to remember what password you used on which site. It is also more secure than using the built-in password managers it the various browsers.