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New tech security resource

Also, a $99 “PC Stick” (That comes with Windows 10)

Sharp-eyed readers will have noticed that I, for the first time in ages, have added a new referral link to my ‘blogroll’; CNet’s recently announced Security and Antivirus Center. I recommend taking a look-see.

cnet_sc* The best security apps and expert advice

Today we’re thrilled to launch our new Security and Antivirus Center. Our goal: to give you the tools and tactics you need to protect your privacy, your data, and your devices. You’ll find guides, reviews, and how-tos, including tips on banishing bloatware from your PC, tweaking your browser settings for better security, and building better passwords. We’re especially pleased to present our Best recommendations: we’ve tested security software and services and have declared a winner for best VPN, best password manager, and best cloud backup. Come check it out and let us know what else you’d like to see.Read more..

Other Items (of possible interest):
* The best tool for protecting your kids (or employees) from malware and porn

One of the industry’s best security tools gives a hand to frazzled parents.Read more..

[Note: worth reading even if you are not a parent, IMHO.]

* Archos $99 PC Stick is latest Windows computer that fits in your pocket

The French device maker joins Lenovo and Intel in offering a miniature system that connects to your HDTV via HDMI, but its version is cheaper and will ship with Windows 10 pre-installed.Read more..

Today’s quote:It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” ~ Yogi Berra

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June 25, 2015 Posted by | advice, anti-spyware, antivirus, computers, cyber crime, encrypting files, how to, Internet, Portable Computing, privacy, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

7 Practices for Computer and Internet Security

Folks, computer security and Internet safety are themes here. Why? Because we are in the midst of the largest transfer of wealth by theft in our history, thanks to the most under-reported threat to our way of life ever — cybercrime (losses are measured in billions [some say trillions] per year, and the victims [you and I] in the thousands each and every day).

Sadly – installing an “Internet Security Suite” is only one of the things a computer owner should do. We must also exercise a certain “paranoid common sense”, and educate ourselves. Who has time for that? Well, unless you want to be a victim, I suggest you make time. Surely you have the 10 minutes it takes to click the seven links I have provided (in the right hand column). Each is a very short “basic lesson” provided – free – by experts.


7 Practices for Computer Security

  1.  Protect your personal information. It’s valuable.
  2.  Know who you’re dealing with.
  3.  Use security software that updates automatically.
  4.  Keep your operating system and Web browser up-to-date, and learn about their security features.
  5.  Keep your passwords safe, secure, and strong.
  6.  Back up important files.
  7.  Learn what to do in an e-mergency.

I would also ask you to bookmark this page, and when time allows, returning and learn even more by clicking links in the left-hand column.

Be a hero, and send this article to your less-savvy friends and loved ones.

This information is not just for Geeks and computer nerds. If you get on the Internet at all (even, “just to check email”) you need to be aware of this stuff. (Or be very, very sorry. Your choice.)

… Even more sadly: I suspect this posting is going to set a personal record for lack of reads.. (You can lead a horse to water..)

Today’s quotable quote:Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”  ~ Anaïs Nin

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June 20, 2011 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, Internet, Internet scam, security | , , , | 4 Comments