A webcam hack is a problem, but a sign of a much larger issue
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | October 8, 2016 8:05 am
Putting tape over a webcam is a practical step to stop the effects of a hack, but if a hacker can access your webcam, they have access to everything.
The difference between water-resistant and waterproof in smartphones
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | October 1, 2016 8:09 am
There’s a fine line between water-resistant and waterproof smartphones by definition, but that line could mean a lot to a consumer.
Is it safe to have your browser store all of your passwords?
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | September 24, 2016 7:55 am
If you never save passwords in your browser, it’s certainly safer, but what you really need to do is weigh the actual risks against the convenience.
Using a password management program can be a good way to stay safe online
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | September 17, 2016 5:15 am
No process is 100 percent secure, but if you’re using the same password everywhere, you’re in about the highest risk category that exists.
Why is Apple getting rid of the headphone jack in the iPhone 7?
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | September 10, 2016 7:33 am
Apple is removing the standard 3.5mm headphone jack in the iPhone 7. There are some concerns, but here’s why the tech giant made the decision.
Do some thinking, testing before you spend big on voice recognition software
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | September 3, 2016 7:16 am
Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, voice recognition technology has made great strides over the years, but there are still many challenges.
Sharing your Netflix password is not against the law
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | August 27, 2016 6:26 am
Despite the clickbait you read on Facebook and Twitter, it is not against the law to share your Netflix password with friends and family.
Do my account passwords really need to be 10 characters long?
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | August 20, 2016 6:18 am
I’ve been told that my passwords should now be at least 10 characters long in order to be secure nowadays. Is that true?
The downside to mandatory password changes
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | August 11, 2016 5:57 pm
Passwords are often referred to as the weakest link in security by many cybersecurity professionals, primarily because of the human element.
I wouldn’t rush to download the Windows 10 anniversary update
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | August 6, 2016 7:19 am
There are many interesting new features and tweaks included in the Windows 10 anniversary update, but I wouldn’t hurry to download it just yet.
What do to if you get a warning about a website’s security certificate
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 30, 2016 7:59 am
A few things could spur a warning about a website’s security certificate. Here’s what to do.
3 back-to-school computer tips
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 23, 2016 3:25 pm
Much like the “spring cleaning” season, the back-to-school season is a good time to evaluate your computer to make sure it’s secured among other things.
Is it worth it to get an extended warranty for my new computer?
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 16, 2016 5:25 am
As with any extended warranty, you have to weigh the risks against the cost of coverage to make an informed decision if it’s worth it for your new computer.
Has my Facebook been hacked?
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 9, 2016 6:29 am
With over one billion active daily users, Facebook is increasingly becoming an attack vector of choice for those with malicious intent.