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Ask Leo

ask-leo.com is a great website for general information about every day computer issues. In the article linked below, he explains where all those toolbars keep coming from in your browser....

General Warning: Solicitations that look like bills

This is just a general warning that it is common practice for some disreputable companies to either mail or e-mail you solicitations that look a lot like official invoices/requests for information. In the case of the advertisements disguised as bills, if you read the...

How Hackers Guess Your Passwords

How I’d Hack Your Weak Passwords Very informative article on how easily weak passwords are broken. This table from the article should be fairly convincing as to why you would want very good passwords: Password Length All Characters Only Lowercase 3 characters 4...

How to Choose a Strong Password

When choosing a password you should NOT do the following: Using a very common password, such as “password”, “123456” and “qwerty” for example. Using short passwords. The password should be at least twelve characters long. Using a...

Computer Safety Advice

If you are running Windows, the following general advice will help keep your computer from becoming infected with the various malware and viruses on the net: Turn on Windows Automatic Updates – make sure your computer always has the latest updates from Microsoft...

LastPass – Secure Password Management

With all the recent password break-ins around the web, along with the tendency for folks to re-use the same passwords, a program like LastPass can come in very handy to stop bad habits. LastPass is a password data safe that integrates with your web browser of choice....

Computer Repair Software Late Night Infomercials

Generally speaking, those late-night computer repair software ads you see are not worth the money. Click the article below for more details… http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/01/yes-that-pc-cleanup-app-you-saw-on-cable-tv-at-3am-is-a-scam/