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Mac or PC: Which Keeps Your Data More Secure

Mac or PC: Which Keeps Your Data More Secure

Research by the CNN and the Ponemon Institute shows 47 percent of U.S. adults had personal information exposed by hackers in 2014 alone. Personal security is on the forefront of our minds as corporate data breaches from Target and the NSA leaks make the headlines. Virus protection and best practices to lock down passwords and […]

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How to Recover Lost Files, Get Rid of a Virus & Protect Your Data

How to Recover Lost Files, Get Rid of a Virus & Protect Your Data

Have you ever booted up your laptop to work on a file and for some reason, you can’t find it?  You know you saved it to your desktop… but it’s not there. You do a search; nothing. It has to be there somewhere, right? Don’t panic.  There are sites, tools and forums to help you […]

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The Perils And Pitfalls Of Your Free Internet

The Perils And Pitfalls Of Your Free Internet

The Internet is a vast wonderland of free sites and services, a glorious cornucopia of software and information donated through the kindness of others who expect nothing in return. Unlike the real world, there is no deceit, no scams or greed-driven conspirators trying to make a buck at your expense. The Internet is a virtual […]

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Anatomy of a Malware Attack

Anatomy of a Malware Attack

These days it seems that malware is everywhere. In the past, simply having a basic anti-virus program and steering clear of shady website was more than enough to protect your computer and your privacy. Now, however, malware has become so prolific that many of your favorite websites may be targeted for attack. In order to […]

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Remote Administration Tool Attacks And How They Affect You

Remote Administration Tool Attacks And How They Affect You

The Internet is a scary place once again.  If you’re not prepared to run the gauntlet of attacks aimed at your precious PC, there could be dire consequences.  Updates and Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware software will assist you in staying clean and free of some of these buggers.  With drive by viruses, RATs, Zero Days, and a plethora […]

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What Facebook’s New Policy Really Means for Your Children

What Facebook’s New Policy Really Means for Your Children

As a parent, you do everything you can to protect your children, but we have a few blind spots that are difficult to control, the most prevalent of which is online safety. Ninety-one percent of teenagers post photos of themselves on social networks, according to a survey from Pew Internet, and more than half of […]

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How To Use Hitman Pro Anti-malware

How To Use Hitman Pro Anti-malware

This is an overview and tutorial of Hitman Pro.HMP is one of the easiest and most effective (free for 30 days) malware/virus scanners. For the average computer user it can be an invaluable tool, identifying most of the virus’ and malware one is likely to be infected with.Those that it can’t identify it will almost […]

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PCTechBytes Roundtable: Viruses and Malware

PCTechBytes Roundtable: Viruses and Malware

This week’s PCTechBytes Roundtable deals with Malware. I am joined by PCS, who owns a computer repair shop in Boston and Bucksfanjimj–our forums moderator. Both have a lot of experience dealing with malware. The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss how people get infected, what types of programs we use on a daily basis […]

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Getting Started With LastPass

Getting Started With LastPass

LastPass is a password manager program that stores and encrypts your passwords on your favorite devices, such as your computer, tablet and smartphone. LastPass is convenient, as it auto-fills your passwords when you login to websites. More importantly, it allows you to create ridiculously difficult passwords that you do not need to remember, making your […]

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Adobe Servers Hacked, Customer Info Taken

Adobe Servers Hacked, Customer Info Taken

It would appear that anything connected to the internet isn’t safe anymore.  Even mega companies such as Sun, Google, Apple, and Adobe are not immune to attacks from cyber space.  With all of the money used in intrusion detection, firewalls, DMZ honeypot schemes, and full time information security teams you would assume that it should […]

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