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IOS 9.3 Update Addresses Critical Vulnerabilities

On August 25, Apple released the iOS 9.3.5 update for the iOS 9 operating system.  This comes roughtly a month after releasing iOS 9.3.4 and a few weeks before we expect to see the release of iOS 10, which is currently in beta testing. iOS 9.3.5 is available immediately to all devices running iOS 9 Continue Reading

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Weirdness

The Anniversary Update from Hell? Starting on August 2, 2016, The Windows 10 “Anniversary Update” started shoving itself down the throats of an unsuspecting populace.  In many cases the results were unremarkable.  However… Those were the fortunate ones.  In far more cases that should exist, people have experienced a plethora of vexing problems that did Continue Reading

Decline Windows 10 Upgrade While You Can

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Windows 10 is a mixed bag at best. On a new computer it usually behaves itself.  For Windows 8 or 8.1 users (I’m sorry) it is actually an improvement most of the time.  If you have a Windows 7 computer you do NOT want Windoze 10 to change your entire computer interface to something you Continue Reading

Google Finds Norton / Symantec Vulnerabilities

Critical Norton / Symantec Security Vulnerabilities What does this mean to you? To set the stage for this discussion I worked for Symantec for 3 years in their TimeLine project management division.  Initially in Tech Support I transitioned to marketing a liaison between our engineering department and our Fortune 100 / Government clients in the Continue Reading

Credit Card Skimmers Are Everywhere

Credit Card Skimmers Can Be Anywhere ATM Machines are a favorite location, but gas pumps too, should be closely examined. By now, most of us have had to replace a credit card due to fraudulent activity in some remote part of the globe.  Someone is buying truckloads of electronics in London with your card.  Currency Continue Reading

Need a New Printer? Go Laser And Save

So your old printer has given up the ghost… When it’s time for a new printer, most people think of inkjets as being the cheapest, and therefore the best deal. As I like to say: “Sometimes yes and sometimes not-so-yes.“ Here are the actual facts. While inkjet printers are, in fact, far less expensive than Continue Reading

One Wrong Click – and Windows 10 is Installed!

Microsoft has recently become even more aggressive in their tactics to get everyone upgraded to Windows 10.  The aggravating popup windows and nagware are becoming more invasive with the latest revision announcing “Windows 10 is a Recommended Update for this PC”.  This appears in conjunction with a proposed time for this “update” to install. Up Continue Reading

Don’t Fall for This Home Invasion Trick

Rubber Band Break-Ins are the latest threat As reported by Jumblejoy, the latest home invasion trick is simple and very dangerous.  It involves stretching a heavy rubber band around the door latch and then banging on the door insistently until someone inside opens the door.  The door is then held in an unlatched state by Continue Reading

Dragged Through the Wringer by GoDaddy

Let me set the stage for this little play. For more than a decade I have recommended against using GoDaddy for any reason. Here is just one reason why. A couple of months ago I took over management of a business website designed in WordPress (not just any WordPress, but Managed WordPress), which is designed Continue Reading

This Week’s Security Risks

Page One – LinkedIn Hacked! This last week, like any other week had its fair share of security attacks.  The most notorious was the LinkedIn hack where 117 Million user name / password combinations were stolen.  Wednesday, May 18, was the date of this event – and yes, if you have a LinkedIn account you Continue Reading