Power Rebooting Your Router

You may think your Wi-Fi router is working OK because some of your devices can access the internet. Yet, some of your other devices, such as your Wi-Fi printer, are offline or not working properly.   Sometimes, especially after a lightning...

Read More

Power Rebooting Your Router

Power Rebooting Your Router   You may think your Wi-Fi router is working OK because some of your devices can access the internet. Yet, some of your other devices, such as your Wi-Fi printer, are offline or not working...

Read More

Independence Day

To protest taxation without representation, on July 4, 1776, 56 representatives from 13 colonies to the Continental Congress ratified the Declaration of Independence of the United States, announcing the colonies separation from British rule. They...

Read More

HURRICANE TIPS

HURRICANE TIPS   Once again, hurricane season is upon us. Where does time go!   Hurricanes are accompanied by very high winds, lightning, power and water outages and floods. If you have been in the middle of one, it can feel like the...

Read More

HP INSTANT INK

HP INSTANT INK   Do you own an HP printer?  Are you considering purchasing a new printer? HP has an innovative feature available for their printer customers - HP Instant Ink.   I have been using HP Instant Ink for 5 years and can...

Read More

KEEP YOUR SOFTWARE UPDATED

KEEP YOUR SOFTWARE UPDATED   Out-of-date software is vulnerable to cyber attacks by cybercriminals. They “study” software code for security holes that allow them to infiltrate your computer. The software company may have already...

Read More

Phishing Emails

PHISHING E-MAILS   Phishing e-mails are sent by scammers to get you to click on a link or call them. They are designed to get you to give the scammers your login credentials, personal information or money.   Phishing is, and will...

Read More

MEMORIAL DAY 2022

On this day, we remember and honor our family and friends who have passed away.  I pray that you love and enjoy your family and life.   The past two years have been scary and disruptive as we watched the death toll from the corona-virus,...

Read More

SECURITY TIP: TWO-STEP AUTHENTICATION

E-mail and social media accounts are prime targets for scammers who are interested in hacking (stealing) your address book contacts and friends lists for their nefarious purposes.   Most e-mail providers and social media sites now give you the...

Read More

STRATEGIES TO CLEAN UP YOUR EMAIL INBOX

If you get too many e-mails to cope with, it can be overwhelming to tackle your e-mail inbox.  You may have signed up for newsletters or coupons for stores where you shop; they sometimes send several e-mails every day!  There is not enough...

Read More

MONITOR YOUR BANK ACCOUNTS

Periodically check your bank statements to ensure you are not getting charged for purchases you have not authorized.  Keeping tabs on when and where you are making purchases can help keep you alert for suspicious online activity.   Debit...

Read More

CHECK YOUR PASSWORDS IN CHROME

I recommend that you create strong, unique passwords for every website that you log into. A strong password is at least 8 characters with upper case and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.   DO NOT use the same e-mail address...

Read More

PRIVACY SETTINGS IN FACEBOOK

You can change your privacy settings in Facebook and other social media sites to restrict who can see your posts. If you leave your privacy settings on public, anyone in the world can see the status you post and the photos you share. To ensure that...

Read More

EARTH DAY - RESPONSIBLY RECYCLE YOUR ELECTRONICS

Electronic devices have become a part of our lives, homes and offices: computers, laptops, tablets, printers, scanners, fax machines, monitors, printers, TVs, cell phones, hard drives, cords and cables, stereos, radios, etc. As old equipment gets...

Read More

SPRING SPECIAL OFFER

Last November, I offered a Cyber-Monday special offer for my clients to be able to purchase a block of prepaid time at a discounted rate. The special offer was so well received that I have decided to make the offer again to my...

Read More

THE ADVANTAGES OF “ONE DRIVE”

Microsoft offers a “cloud” storage feature in its Windows 10 and 11 Operating System called “One Drive” with 5 GB of storage space at no cost to you. Any files you store in One Drive are secured by your Microsoft account...

Read More

GOOD PASSWORD HYGIENE

Passwords, passwords and more passwords!  Many of my clients would like to do away with passwords altogether. They forget the password, then have to reset them. The fact is that 60-80% of breaches are password related.   How people are...

Read More

PREPARING TO ‘GO NORTH'

It is hard to believe that the “season” for snow-birds is coming to an end for another year. Many of my clients are relocating to their other home “up North” from their Florida “seasonal” home. Some transport their...

Read More

BEWARE OF INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER (ISP) SCAMS

Cyber-criminals are running a scam to gain access to your computers and take your money.   The scam starts with an unsolicited phone call pretending to be from Comcast or Centurylink, your Internet Service Provider (ISP).  Supposedly,...

Read More

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR AMAZON ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED

During the pandemic, many people use Amazon to conveniently shop and have their purchases shipped directly to their door.  One target of cyber-criminals is to gain access to your Amazon account in order to order “stuff” from your...

Read More
Learn about phishing, scams, ransomware and how to protect yourself and your computer from hackers and cyber-criminals.

Learn about phishing, scams, ransomware and how to protect yourself and your computer from hackers and cyber-criminals.