Data Breaches (passwords) and how they effect you

lastpassI keep hearing that passwords are being ‘stolen’ from big corporations. Is this something I need to be worried about?

Short answer, Yes!!! Very much so. It takes longer for me to explain how a hacker nabs your password than it takes to actually do it. The worst part is that a “hacker” stealing passwords doesn’t even have to have much in the way of technical know-how.

Continue reading “Data Breaches (passwords) and how they effect you”

Simple Steps to secure (and possibly fix) your computer

msconfigUse msconfig to make sure that no unnecessary programs are starting up with your computer.  To pull up msconfig, simply click start, and type “msconfig” into the search box and press enter. You will be greeted with the msconfig utility. On the startup tab, uncheck everything except your antivirus program and hit apply/ok, and restart your computer. You will likely notice a much faster startup time.

Review your virus protection.  And by review I mean have a look in control panel > installed programs and make sure that multiple anti-virus programs are not running. Multiple anti-virus programs will recognize each other’s signature and flag innocuous files as infected. In this way, anti-virus programs will fight each other to the death.

Continue reading “Simple Steps to secure (and possibly fix) your computer”