10 Privacy Tips Everyone Should Know

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10 Privacy Tips Everyone Should Know Finding and Removing Open Source Intelligence Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress that privacy is dead. Failures by businesses, industries, and our own governments punctuate the reality. One of the best sources of information hackers, scammers, and pesky sales people use to find and harass you is called Open Source […]

What is a Firewall?

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What is a Firewall? The Internet’s Most Misunderstood Protection No security professional, IT guru, or shade tree PC tech will ever tell you to connect directly to the Internet unprotected. If you ask anyone, they will all say you need a firewall to protect your data and all the devices in your home or office. […]

10 (Mostly) Free Ways To Stop Robocalls and Spam

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10 (Mostly) Free Ways to Stop Robocalls and Spam How To Protect Yourself In Email and On the Phone The scams, hacks, and breaches that cost the average person and business the most money come through two of the most commonly used forms of communication. The first, you can probably guess, is email. Spam and […]

10 Tips Seniors Need To Avoid Scams


10 Tips Seniors Need To Avoid Scams Protect Yourself Online and In Real Life You’ve seen it all. The rise and fall of global superpowers. A dozen presidents. Technology the likes of which would have gotten your grandparents burned at the stake. OK, well maybe not the last one but things have definitely changed over […]

10 Teen Tips for Cyber Safety


10 Teen Tips for Cyber Safety Keeping Them Safe Online and IRL (In Real Life) You are special! The Under 18 crowd is one of the most targeted groups on the Internet. Teens and Tweens (8-12 year olds) are not just under constant bombardment from advertisers, but also hackers. We call them cyber criminals, threat […]

The Time of Your (IT) Life


The Time of Your (IT) Life Synchronizing Your Logs For Fun and Profit Time. The common enemy of all humans. It is unstoppable, uncontrollable, unforgiving, and unbelievably necessary to keep your IT systems functioning. No police box or DeLorean required. What time is it? Computer systems see time differently than we humans. Yes, they can […]

Make The Internet Fast Again


Make The Internet Fast Again! OR…12 Tips To Speed Up Your Internet Why is the Internet so slow? We pay for 100 Megs, right? Why is my maximum download speed under 10? I just want to download one picture of the grandkids. Why does it take so long? Sound familiar? Several things can cause slow […]

How The Internet Works

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How The Internet Works OR…Oh, Oh, It’s Magic! Hard to believe that the Internet is nearly 30 years old. Sure, AOL, CompuServe, and Prodigy had dial-up available in major cities as early as 1989 to their own internal services, but most households didn’t use a Netscape browser across a modem line to reach the World […]