In 2011, nearly 12 million Americans were victim of identity fraud, a 13 percent jump from 2010. People are monitoring credit cards more thoroughly then ever before and credit card companies have beefed up their security procedures to help prevent fraud. So why the increase in fraud?
Turns out that thieves have moved on to smartphones and social media. People tend to let their guard down a little bit when dealing with the phone and social networks, leaving the door open for scammers to take advantage of them.
One thing to keep in mind is that thieves are always one step ahead More >
If you own or manage a business today, you better be paying attention to the risks with cyber-security and identity theft. The trends continue to point to the risks and threats businesses and organizations of all types now face in the digital age. If you haven’t ever heard of or considered the risks with ”data breaches”, and other key phrases like ”information security compliance”, now would be a good time to start listening.
Verizon’s 2010 Data Breach Report (released on Apr 19) found that the number of data breaches quintupled from 2009, and at the same time discovered that cyber-criminals have shifted their attention smaller businesses. The number of incidents in More >
I want you to think about the information you have on your computer. Think about your hundreds of family photos, the music that you paid for, your bills, your legal documents, business secrets and strategies, etc. Now I want you to imagine that you came home one day to find that your hard drive melted itself–its broken and unrecoverable. Is your stomach starting to turn? Are you getting nervous about losing all of the data on your computer?
The fact of the matter is, if you care about any of the information that you have on your computer(s), BACK IT UP!
It More >
Everyone will have to buy a computer sooner or later. That is the nature of technology…it keeps improving and gets outdated quickly; not to mention having to buy a new computer because your old one just flat out breaks with no warning. The chances of any one person having to buy a new computer in the next 3 years is very likely.
I have had many people ask me what kind of computer they should buy. There is no simple answer to that question, but I have put together some guidelines to make sure you are getting all the essentials that More >
Problem: Each time I want to print from my laptop, I have to unplug my printer from my computer and plug it into my laptop.
Problem: I only have one printer and two computers. It would be so nice to be able to print from both of my computers.
Solution: Use the steps below for using only one printer to print from all the computers in your house.
I’m going to walk you through the steps necessary to be able to print from all the computers in your house to a single printer.
Before I begin, you must meet a few prerequisites to be able to More >
There’s nothing worse than having to get down behind your desk, memorize where all the wires go, and hope you can get them all back where they belong.
Except maybe paying too much for the repair once you get it to the store.
It’s time you stopped lugging your computer around town trying to find someone to fix it and take advantage of the latest software and services that lets the technician come to you – remotely.
With the advances in technology and the tools that are available, taking your computer to the shop is becoming a thing of the past. A technician More >
I can remember when I was in school having a large report due the next day that I had hardly worked on. It is one of those times that I stayed up all night getting it typed up. I decided to sleep for an hour and then wake up, print it out, and be to school on time to turn it in.
I woke up a little before class and went to print my report. To my surprise, the report would not print! Something was wrong with the printer!
I know you all have had similar experiences when you needed something printed More >
One of the most annoying problems you could have with your computer is that the internet stops working. All we ever want to do is just check our email and get some work taken care of. Let’s get straight to the point. It is a rather simple problem; there are a few steps you should take to fix the problem or find out who you need to talk to.
- Restart your computer. If some glitch happened (not uncommon with computers!), restarting your computer should fix it.
- Check your firewall. Sometimes your internet can get blocked in your firewall.
- The easiest way to check the More >