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  • The downside to mandatory password changes

    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

    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

    A few things could spur a warning about a website's security certificate. Here's what to do.
  • 3 back-to-school computer tips

    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?

    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?

    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

    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

    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 explains how to properly use your Windows computer's diagnostic mode to troubleshoot.
  • Tips for speeding up your bogged-down computer

    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

    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?

    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

    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?

    I’m trying to decide on a new smartphone. Is it true that iPhones are safer than Android smartphones?
  • This is why you still can’t use chipped credit cards everywhere

    Why do so many stores have the new chipped terminals for credit cards but they still aren’t working?
  • If you’re having trouble upgrading, you may have a computer hardware issue

    If you're having trouble updating your computer, it may not be a problem with the software. Your hardware could be going bad.
  • Businesses need to take steps to avoid wire transfer scams

    One of the fastest-growing Internet banking scams that specifically targets businesses is a very clever form of wire transfer phishing fraud.
  • Airplane Wi-Fi is no safer than that at your local coffee shop

    The Wi-Fi used on airplanes is no safer than that at your local coffee shop, so you should take steps to protect yourself.
  • How can I stop my computer from automatically updating to Windows 10?

    Microsoft has made it so Windows 10 automatically updates on each and every single PC, as it is deemed a "recommended update." Lucky for you, you really don't need the new operating system.
  • What is the most secure private browsing system to use on a computer?

    In today's day and age, it's hard to comprehend the difference between private browsing systems, especially when they seem so similar. Ken Colburn discusses the pros and cons of Tor and private browsing sessions in internet browsers.