Monthly Archives: August 2014

How To Make A Really Strong Password

  The important passwords are those required for logging into websites Just recently a number of tech companies, including Yahoo, Adobe and Ebay sent out emails to their users asking them to change their passwords after an unknown cyber-attack compromised their databases containing customer information including names, passwords and credit card information. One of the more disturbing things that occurred as… Read more →

Best Practices for Safe Computing

Best Practices for Safe Computing – Prevention of Malware Infection Common sense, Good Security Habits and safe surfing is essential to protecting yourself from malware infection. No amount of security software is going to defend against today’s sophisticated malware writers for those who do not practice these principles and stay informed. Knowledge and the ability to use it is the… Read more →

What’s the difference between sleep, hibernate, and hybrid sleep?

Sleep is a power-saving state that allows a computer to quickly resume full-power operation (typically within several seconds) when you want to start working again. Putting your computer into the sleep state is like pausing a DVD player—the computer immediately stops what it’s doing and is ready to start again when you want to resume working. Hibernation is a power-saving… Read more →

A clean-slate reinstall for Windows 8

Windows 8′s built-in, automated ‘Remove everything and reinstall’ option provides a fast way to give systems a totally fresh start. Used properly, it can clear up even the worst types of software trouble and malware infections — it can even help improve your privacy and data security. Win8′s repairing, restoring, and rebuilding tools go beyond those found in previous versions… Read more →

Microsoft Support Windows 7

Microsoft still supports Windows 7. Support for XP ended in April of 2014. Support for Windows 7 will continue until January of 2020. Currently, Microsoft offers support for operating systems for 10 years from the time they are made available to the general public. XP support was extended three years beyond that time. Windows Vista will be supported until April… Read more →

Microsoft Cutting Support For Older Versions Of IE

Microsoft Cutting Support For Older Versions Of IE Microsoft is cutting its support for older versions of Internet Explorer. Beginning in January of 2016, the company will only provide support for the most recent version of Internet Explorer available for your system. The announcement came in a message to developers. That means no more support for Internet Explorer 8 –… Read more →

The Trick That Hacker Proofs Your Computer

The Trick That Hacker-Proofs Your Computer There’s a simple step you can take that can make it almost impossible for a hacker to get control of your computer or install malicious software. It’s also great if you have multiple users on your computer. This prevents someone from installing program you don’t want or making changes you don’t like to your… Read more →