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Internet Explorer has security flaws which can let bad guys take over your computer. Here's why you should switch to Chrome or Firefox and how to do it.
You know how you’re told to put your private social security number or credit card information only into sites that are secure? Their site address is https:// instead of just http:// . Your browser will display a lock icon, turn something green, or give you another indication that what you send in cannot be stolen by third parties?
Well, it turns out these https:// sites are not secure at all.
Monday one of the biggest suppliers of encryption code said that their widely used library has a flaw in it which allows anyone to look at 64,000 characters that is in the host server’s memory. Your retirement account username and password and social security number might be part of the 64kB of information a passing bad guy looked at. Or, the username and password to Gmail account […]
This afternoon I went to Amazon to buy dog dental treats (why else??) and was greeted with the slash page announcement that Amazon now has its TV-connecting box for streaming NetFlix, Amazon, Huluplus, etc., etc.
Amazon fire TV takes voice commands, which might be fun, if it works, and I’m intrigued by its claim to buffer programs it thinks you’ll want before you hit play.
We love our old Roku, but if you haven’t taken the plunge to streaming video this looks pretty good. Check out more info at Amazon.
I saw your notice about Windows XP, both my laptop and my roommate’s desktop are running XP. Can I buy one operating system with two licenses? Do you know if I can and where AND what will help me decide for Professional or Home Premium?
I wish I could give this client a simple, “Click Here to Buy new Windows” link.
The initial, huge problem is that Microsoft itself writes that, “Very few older computers will be able to run Windows 8.1, which is the latest version of Windows.” (see Microsoft’s page on upgrading from XP).
That Microsoft page gives lots of details and things to check. One program will test your computers to see if they are beefy enough to run the new operating system. (Download “Windows […]