Top Online Scams

The Internet makes it easier to accomplish many things — banking, research, travel, and shopping are all at our virtual fingertips. And just as the Internet makes it easier for legitimate pursuits, it also makes it easier for scammers, con artists, and other online miscreants to carry out their virtual crimes- – impacting our real-life finances, security, and peace of […]

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How To Reset and Reboot Android

Sometimes things go wrong and knowing how to hard reboot or reset your Android device can come in handy. To kick things off I think it is best to explain the difference rebooting and resetting. Rebooting is the same as restarting, and close enough to powering off and then turning off your device. The purpose is to close and reopen […]

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How To Stop Facebook Giving Your Data Away

The real problem here is Facebook’s API and platform. By logging into the Cambridge Analytica quiz app, Facebook users willingly (though probably unwittingly) gave up information about themselves and their Facebook friends. So, unless you’re going to go all in and delete your account, you need to address how much of your information third-parties can access with the Facebook API.

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What’s the Best Way to Back Up My Computer?

Everyone loses data at some point in their lives. Your computer’s hard drive could fail tomorrow, ransomware could hold your files hostage, or a software bug could delete your important files. If you’re not regularly backing up your computer, you could lose those files forever. Backups don’t have to be hard or confusing, though. You’ve probably heard about countless different backup methods, but which one is right […]

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Myth: Perfect Computer Security

Perfect Computer Security Is a Myth. But It’s Still Important Maybe you’ve heard it before: “Security is a myth.” It’s become a common refrain after a never-ending string of high-profile security breaches. If Fortune 500 companies with million dollar security budgets can’t lock things down, how can you? And there’s truth to this: perfect security is a myth. No matter what you […]

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