Tech Tips


Invasion of Privacy

by Barbara J. Feldman November 10, 2010

Internet privacy is a hot topic, but do you know exactly how much detail about your life is available online? At this site Attack Vector IT specialist Matt takes us step-by-step into gathering private data about a person, starting with just an email address and an IP address (both of which can be found on […]

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9 Ways Passwords Are Compromised

by Barbara J. Feldman November 3, 2010

Although strong passwords that are impossible to guess are an important part of online security, they are not the only precaution you need to take to keep your online identity secure. Leo Notenboom of Ask Leo lists nine ways your password could be compromised, even if it is very long, has lots of numbers and […]

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Beware of Free Public Wifi

by Barbara J. Feldman October 20, 2010

Just in time for Halloween, this week’s tip exposes a zombie network you may have seen in airports and hotel lobbies across the country: Free Public Wifi. There is actually nothing free, public or even Wifi about this network. It is a rouge, default network that is spread from computer to computer, thanks to an […]

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Photos on Facebook: What Level of Privacy Is Best?

by Barbara J. Feldman May 28, 2010

Facebook, a popular social networking site, provides people with a chance to get in touch with old friends and meet new ones. Reconnecting with old friends allows you the opportunity to catch up with each other. However, be careful not to share too much information online, especially if your Facebook account is visible to everybody. […]

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What Areas of Online Safety Do You Need to Talk About

by Barbara J. Feldman December 9, 2009

Children are online for hours each week. They know a lot about how to navigate themselves around the World Wide Web. Many parents feel lost when it comes to the Internet. Most do not know quite as much about how to find information, or how to talk to people online as their children do. This […]

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What is Whyville?

by Barbara J. Feldman November 25, 2009

With so many online gaming and social networking sites available, parents are often leery about which ones their children should join. Unfortunately with online predators, there is no such thing as a 100 percent safe social networking and gaming site. Whyville is one of the only web sites that offers educational tools and it is […]

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