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3 Password Rules to Tick Off Hackers

Password1 300x198What Internet passwords do you use? Do you use the word, “Password?” Or what about your favorite sports team? Maybe you like “123456.” Or how about your favorite color? Chances are I guessed some of your passwords—or came close. It is hard to create easy-to-remember passwords. And, as different website administrators assign stricter password requirements, the more passwords you must create for all the protected sites you visit regularly or occasionally.

Badware Definitions

light virus 1When we refer to Badware it is meant as a general term used to describe all of the viruses, worms, spyware, malware and pretty much anything that is specifically designed to cause harm to your PC or steal your information. Test your IQ this week and get informed about the various types of nasties that can get into your PC. Are you protected?

End Profanity! Back Up Your Computer Files

stressed out woman without quadb online backup 243x300When it happened, one person I know said five swear words in one sentence. I know another who cried. And, when it happened to me, I got nauseous.

What happened? We each lost some, or all, of our computer files. We backed up our files sporadically or not at all. At some point, loss of data happens to just about everyone without proper prevention. How will you react?

How Can I Stay Safe Online and Protect My Identity?

hyperlinksWe love technology. It makes our lives easier, and it makes it easier to manage the various necessities. Can you imagine a world without online banking? I sure wouldn’t want to go back to writing and mailing checks each month. But in making information more attainable to us, it also makes it more available to the bad guys. Identity theft is a major problem affecting over 15 million Americans each year and costing financial losses exceeding $50 billion!*
So without going completely off-the-grid, how to we protect ourselves while still enjoying the best technology has to offer? There are a number of ways to protect yourself online and they all center on being careful, attentive, and thorough in your online dealings.

How to Pick Out a New Laptop

dell hero dell xps 12This week we’ll talk about some reasons to do this right from the comfort of your own home! Shopping online is always getting bigger and bigger and there has never been a better

reason than for the convenience it offers. You can order direct from most manufacturers right from their website. It couldn’t be easier!

Should you Update to Windows 8?

windows 8 logo 300x227Windows 8 has been out for over a year now and slowly but surely PC users are updating their systems to the new operating system, although not all happily. All over the internet you’ll find posts about how to find new PCs still sporting the old Windows 7 platform and people complaining left and right about all the crazy changes you’ll find when starting up a Windows 8 machine for the first time. So what’s the big deal, why is Windows 8 so scary?

Survey Results

en INTL ASUS X102BA 10.1 Blue CWF 01530 LargeAccording to the study, ASUS and Toshiba come out on top based on the lowest amount of system failures reported. With 3 year malfunction rates forecast to be 15% these two manufacturers are nearly 40% more reliable than the worst performer in the study, Hewlett-Packard.

What Does Your Signature Say?

How often do you get FREE prime ad space to say whatever you want about your business? Give up? Every time you send an email. An email auto signature, the closing at the bottom of email message, is an often overlooked, underappreciated promotional opportunity.

Like all modes of communication, an auto signature is only as effective as its message. You don’t have to be a brilliant writer or talented graphic artist to create a super auto signature. You just have to know WHO you are emailing, WHAT you have that makes them happy, and HOW to tell them to get it. Here are some tips to help you create an auto signature that says more than “best regards.”

Windows XP Upgrades

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As of April 8th, 2014, Microsoft is no longer supporting Windows XP.  While you can still use your XP machine, it is not recommended. By no longer supporting XP, this basically means that your device is now more vulnerable to attacks by hackers and viruses. You will no longer have weekly security updates from Microsoft to keep your computer, and your personal information, safe.

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