Author Archives: Steven Stultz

Keep Your Data, Computers, and Accounts Secure

With the continued proliferation of computer malware, including the ever-increasing threat of ransomare, I want to share with you my concern, and the importance of regularly doing AND checking multiple forms of data backup.  Please protect your data! Ransomware is … Continue reading

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Hackers Steal Gmail, Yahoo, Other Email Logins

Hackers recently obtained many online logins and passwords, including some Gmail, Yahoo, and other mail service logins. Those at greatest risk are those who use the same password for their email as they do on other websites where their login … Continue reading

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Please Update AVG

If you’re using AVG Antivirus, either the free home version or the paid home or commercial version, please update your software to the latest version as soon as possible.  AVG released a statement today saying that they are offering free … Continue reading

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Ransomware Discovered on MacOS

Ransomware is a serious threat to your data, and you need to take steps to protect yourself.  If infected your data is encrypted, and then a ransom note appears on your computer asking for a ransom of $500 or more … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Upgrade Now Automatic

As Microsoft continues it’s push to get Windows 10 on as many devices as possible with it’s free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, the software giant has moved the Windows 10 Upgrade from the OPTIONAL Windows update list to the … Continue reading

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Check Your Passwords, Make Them Stronger

No one has ever come up with a great way for us to prove who we are when we need to gain access to our cloud accounts.  There must be a better way to authenticate other than a username and … Continue reading

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UPDATE Protocol

Have a look at Marc Goodman’s U.P.D.A.T.E. protocol, and consider reading his book Future Crimes.  He makes some good points about cyber security and how to keep yourself save and secure.  Good advice, and a good read.

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Windows 10 Fall Update

Windows 10’s first major update, aka the “Windows 10 Fall Update” arrives today.  If you’re using Windows 10, the update should be pushed to you automatically sometime today, or you can manually grab the update from the settings menu.  Read … Continue reading

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Antivirus for Android? Don’t Waste your Money

Concerned about security on your Android device?  You should be.  There is indeed malware out there for Android, as evidenced by the Stagefright malware news from back in July.  And Android does have some security issues, especially with respect to … Continue reading

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Windows 10 News

Haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet? This might help you decide. I’ve been using Windows 10 as part of Microsoft’s Insider program since Sept. of 2014. It’s come a long way since then, and it’s very stable in its current … Continue reading

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