Your iPhone tracks every place you visit. It knows where you are and it remembers where you’ve been. It keeps a record of frequently visited places and uses the data to make location-based suggestions. It can even determine whether you drove or walked to a location (see figure at left). This data is supposedly encrypted and stored on your phone – not collected by Apple. But is this really nece…Read More


    What is KeePass? These days, you need to remember a million passwords. You need a password for the Windows network logon, your e-mail account, your website's FTP password, your bank account, and other online passwords - the list is endless. Also, you’re advised to use different passwords for each account. If you use the same password for everything and someone gets ahold of it, you have a proble…Read More


    Have any of your on-line accounts been compromised in a data “breach” or “paste”? How do you know? How do you find out? First of all, let’s define the terms. A “breach” is an incident where data is inadvertently exposed in a vulnerable system due to security flaws or weaknesses. A “paste” is information that has been “pasted” to a publicly facing website designed to share the…Read More


    Dozens of businesses across the country received an e-mailed bomb threat this afternoon, prompting evacuations and building sweeps. Threats were received in Seattle, San Francisco, New York, Miami, and Washington, DC, among other locations. The threat’s originating IP address ( comes from Moscow, Russia. Here is the verbiage included in the threat: “Hello. My man has hidden an exp…Read More


    Banking transactions are normally secure, even when you use a mobile device – that is, unless you're on public WIFI, as a close friend recently found out the hard way. Whilst in downtown Seattle and realizing they needed to transfer some money between bank accounts, they completed the transaction on their cell phone app using what they thought was their wireless data connection. Upon completing …Read More

  6. And the Password Is…

    In this day and age, we all know it's not safe to use only one password for all our accounts, because if someone diabolical gets a hold of it – we're hosed. Really hosed. So we're prompted to create and remember a unique password for what seems like a million different websites – one to log onto our PC; one to access our e-mail; one to access our bank account; one to access each social media a…Read More


    You only hover over an email link and within seconds, you're infected with a new type of Ransomware... So, what the heck is Ransomware and what does it do? There are many different types of Ransomware. However, they all "hold you ransom," preventing your PC from functioning normally and demanding that you pay them, usually in Bitcoin (a form of virtual currency), to gain access to your PC and file…Read More

  8. Smartphone Risk

    Millions of smartphones are vulnerable to attack over your Wi-Fi connection. An attacker can, and will, take control of your Android or Apple device. Attackers with high skills can also deploy malicious code to take full control over your device and install malicious apps like banking Trojans, ransomware, and adware without your knowledge. Both Google and Apple have released updates. Google update…Read More

  9. Slow Computer

    Computer Running Slower Than a Snail? PCs don’t have to slow down over time. Whether your PC has gradually become slower over time or it suddenly ground to a halt a few minutes ago, there could be many reasons why it’s leaving snail trails. The top five reasons for a slow PC: Active virus, malware, or spyware Too many files in your “temporary data” folder A fragmented hard drive Too many a…Read More

  10. PC Health Check-Up

    Experts are warning that there could be further ransomware cases fter the global WannaCry cyber-attack. AND RECEIVE A FREE REMOTE PC HEALTH CHECK-UP! FREE Remote PC Health Check-up, Diagnosis, and Repair Estimate*. One-time use only. Expires 6/30/17.…Read More