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Mac Gets Hit with Malware Threat

by Barbara J. Feldman December 3, 2012

Naked Security from Sophos has reported that Macs are getting infected with malware by visiting a Dalai Lama site. If infected, all your keystrokes could be recorded, thereby exposing all your important data such as bank passwords. Two things I’d recommend. First is an anti-virus for your Mac, such as the free one published by […]

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Turn off Java (not Javascript) in Your Browsers

Thumbnail image for Turn off Java (not Javascript) in Your Browsers by Barbara J. Feldman August 30, 2012

There is a cyber threat roaming the wild RIGHT NOW that takes advantage of a recently discovered flaw in Java to infect computers with malware. [Aug 30, 2012 2pm EST] Unfortunately, a Java update from Oracle is not due until October, so the best thing you can do now is disable Java in your browser. […]

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How to Manage Passwords

by Barbara J. Feldman July 17, 2012

The topic of password security has been in the news recently because of several high-profile websites that had their users’ passwords hacked. The advice after these kinds of hacking incidents is always the same: change your passwords at the affected sites, use a long/complicated password that is not comprised of words that can be found […]

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Is Your Computer Infected With DNS Changer Malware?

by Barbara J. Feldman May 8, 2012

Last year over 500 million computers were infected with a DNS changing malware that intercepted URLs and sent unsuspecting users to alternative evil sites instead. The good news is that in November, 2011, the hackers were caught and the FBI substituted their own DNS servers for the malicious ones. Ready for the bad news? The […]

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How to Securely Share Passwords

by Barbara J. Feldman May 1, 2012

Sharing passwords via email is risky because email is no more secure than a postcard. The free version of Passpack offers two ways to securely share passwords (in addition to providing secure cloud password storage and one-click login). Way number one is via email using a five-digit PIN for encryption. If you want to share […]

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How to Protect Your Email Account After Compromise

by Barbara J. Feldman January 3, 2012

According to tech guru Leo Notenboom, the number one problem reported in 2011 by the millions of visitors that seek help from his Ask Leo website was email account theft. If you believe your email account has been comprised, immediately login in and change both your password and all your security questions. To learn more […]

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