There is hot debate over the necessity of ejecting USB devices before removing them. Which side are you on?   Popular Science decided to heat up the summer by stirring the pot. They published an article titled Do you really need to properly eject a USB drive before yanking it out? This led to fierce […]

Where to go to listen to and remove what Amazon’s Alexa has recorded in your home.   Amazon’s Alexa is always listening for wake words. As was previously discussed in a prior blog post, one family found out the hard way that not all of what Alexa is listening to are things you want her […]

Basic wipes can’t guarantee a full removal of data – here’s what can.   With how quickly technology becomes obsolete, it’s common to have older computers stored around the house that are no longer being used. When disposing or selling those old electronics, it’s important to completely remove all of your personal information. The market […]

Facebook’s mandatory scan and lack of transparency are cause for concern   Years ago, when I first encountered Facebook’s mandatory malware scan, I thought it was a scam. I was contacted by a friend that told me that her computer had a pop-up from Facebook stating that it was required that she download and run […]

Times have changed and the NIST has updated their password recommendations to meet today’s challenges.   With the rise in hacker abilities and the continuing advancements in technology, it’s important to keep up with the best practice recommendations regarding passwords and security. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has updated their password guidelines and […]

Facebook confers everything from political affiliations to your interests in clinical trials based on your likes, comments and posts. Here’s how to view and change the story. Facebook has you pegged, or at least they think they do. Every time you click a post, like, share, comment, join a group, play a Facebook game or […]

Some Google Chrome add-ons have been found to contain malicious code and you could be affected.   Google Chrome is arguably the most secure browser available for use. Hackers have found a way to inconspicuously bypass that security by making fun and harmless looking extensions and offering them up as free Google Chrome add-ons. Recently, […]

What you can do to break free from the trap of not being able to leave a tricky webpage:   We’ve all run into fishy and annoying websites that have never ending pop-ups that want us to click ‘ok’ because they don’t want us to leave the page. Or, they may say they’ll allow us […]

With the exponential rise of ransomware, it is critical that small businesses have a backup and recovery plan in place. This article provides five crucial points for business owners to keep in mind to protect their business, data and customers. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an exponential rise in ransomware. Cybercriminals see the […]