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.
Things to consider before you make the jump from cable to streaming services
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | July 3, 2016 5:27 am
If you are thinking about cutting the cord and getting all your television content online, there’s much to consider before you get out the scissors.
Programmable credit cards such as Plastc are gamble in mobile payments
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | June 18, 2016 6:54 am
A programmable credit card, such as Plastc, is something I view as an interim device until our smartphones become a more viable payment device.
How to use Windows troubleshooting tools
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | June 10, 2016 10:09 am
Ken Colburn explains how to properly use your Windows computer’s diagnostic mode to troubleshoot.
Tips for speeding up your bogged-down computer
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | June 4, 2016 7:24 am
No matter how much money you spend on a computer, if you don’t maintain it regularly, it can become noticeably slower in a fairly short period of time.
‘Fun’ quizzes on Facebook exist to get your information
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 29, 2016 6:54 am
Finding out what your face says about your past or what animal you are thanks to a Facebook quiz is fun, but those exist to collect your information.
Do CDs and DVDs wear out over time?
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | May 20, 2016 5:02 am
While CDs and DVDs don’t “wear out” in the traditional sense, a few different factors can affect how long they will hold important information.
You can use an old smartphone as a security system depending on your needs
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | April 30, 2016 6:09 am
If you’re like most Americans, you probably have an old smartphone collecting dust because you upgraded. It can be used as part of a security system.
Is getting an Apple smartphone really safer than one that runs Android?
Ken Colburn, Data Doctors | April 16, 2016 7:01 am
I’m trying to decide on a new smartphone. Is it true that iPhones are safer than Android smartphones?