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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Don't be Bamboozled! Dwayne Johnson is not Dead.


It is so easy to get bamboozled online and this "death hoax" is just one way of duping you into clicking, liking and sharing. Meanwhile in the background, you may be giving permission to download malware, pesky software or rogue Facebook apps. 

How can you avoid these?  Check legitimate news sources or check hoax sources to be sure it is legitimate.  If you have already shared, ‘liked’ or commented on the hoax, please remove the shared post, comment or unlike it, because this will help stop this hoax from spreading to other social networking users. ☺

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Protect Yourself: Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug a nasty flaw that is VERY bad and could effect your personal data. Unfortunately, this isn't something on your personal computer but on the software the provides your online services.  At the very least, you should change your online passwords, especially for services where privacy and security are major concerns. Please see previous articles on securing your passwords or using a password program to help you remember the tougher passwords.

The good news is that "most major service providers should already be updating their sites, so the bug will be less prevalent over coming weeks."

If you have a website, you can check to see if your site is vulnerable by going to HostGators tester.
http://www.businessinsider.com/heartbleed-bug-explainer-2014-4

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Basic Computer Security | Permanently removing data

If you are considering giving away your computer, be sure to take the time to clean the hard drive. Check out this college student's blog post about wiping your drives.

Basic Computer Security | Permanently removing data

Monday, April 7, 2014

Clean up files on your Android device - CNET

I know my Android seems to be having some issues and it is time to give it a good cleaning! How? You ask? Check it out! Clean up files on your Android device - CNET