Every week I get a message from Microsoft that pops up next to my clock . It says that updates are ready for my computer. Mostly this message is just annoying and I click the ‘X’ to get rid of it. I don’t have time to do whatever Microsoft wants, in fact I don’t want to have anything to do with Microsoft. Have you found yourself having the same thinking process?
Well, let me put this in perspective. Yes Microsoft can be overbearing sometimes and we don’t have to do half of the things they want us to do, but updates More >
Don’t you hate it when you go to pay your health bill only to find that someone used your name and social security number to get a $12,000 liposuction procedure?
What, this has never happened to you? Well, if you’re not careful, it may.
Sierra Morgan of Modesto, CA., had her medical identity stolen and the thief racked up that $12,000 bill.
Shortly after opening a health care credit account to get braces for her teeth, a thief stole the account. Morgan didn’t learn about the crime until she logged in to pay the bill and saw the charge.
Medical identity theft is not 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 >
FBI Director Robert Mueller gave a speech to an Internet security conference yesterday where he voiced his concerns over Internet threats and gave a bold warning of the importance of security at all levels, from the government to the home user.
“Terrorists have shown a clear interest in pursuing hacking skills and they will either train their own recruits or hire outsiders with an eye toward combining physical attacks with cyber attacks,” Mueller said.
He noted a cyber attack could have the same impact as a “well-placed bomb.”
Mueller did not specify a particular government, but did state that there are nations out More >
The Mariposa botnet has 13 million computers under its control. These computers have been tasked to do the usual botnet thing. You know, steal information including banking information, credit cards, and usernames and passwords.
Having 13 million computers under your control is pretty amazing, but what astonishes me is the tool used to take over these computers. Mariposa is based on the Butterfly botnet kit which can be easily purchased online.
What makes this tool unique is that you can’t classify Mariposa as a virus or a Trojan. It is whatever the hackers command it to be.
3 people have been arrested in More >
A scammer, posing as a grandson, gets a grandmother to willingly give up thousands of dollars in one of the new scams that is becoming more popular amongst scam artists.
Here’s what happened: Earlier this week a supposed Grandson called his Grandmother, out of the blue, to ask for money because he got arrested at the Winter Olympics in Canada and needs $3000 for bail. Grandma feels bad, and because it is time sensitive, sends the money right away only to find out that her real Grandson never called at all.
This begs the question, “How did the scammer find out the More >
Virus news is almost a daily occurrence now. I don’t think I have passed a day that there hasn’t been some kind of virus attack. You would think by now we could figure out how handle viruses better, but as we all know, hackers are always one step ahead.
Last week, a well-known Utah based website, KSL.com, was part of a virus attack that infected visitors who went to that site. What this means is that every person that went to that website was subject to a virus infection.
When visiting the site, a box would appear warning the visitor that they More >