Tag Archives: security

Five Important Things You Can Do to Stay Safe Online During the Holidays

Five Important Things You Can Do to Stay Safe Online During the Holidays Some computer geeks will tell you to install browser add-ins like safe-site toolbars and to let someone else decide what is safe and what is not. Some will tell you to install a firewall because Windows firewall is no good. There is… Read More »

VirusTotal: A Cloudeight Site Pick

VirusTotal Often we’ll get email from someone asking us if a file/program is safe.  And sometimes we’ll feature a freeware pick and we’ll have people tell us that their antivirus program found a “virus” or something else wrong with it. And other times, we’ll recommend something that will make Windows’ crazy “SmartScreen” go wild with… Read More »

What is Password Spraying?

What is Password Spraying? We’ll tell you this: If we could spray your passwords and make them stronger we’d be spraying your passwords right now. We have harped and harped and prodded you about using strong passwords, because if you don’t you’re just making it easy for criminals and miscreants to gain access to your… Read More »

Many HP Inkjet Printers Require Important Firmware Security Update

Many HP Inkjet Printers Require Important Firmware  Security Update If you have an HP Printer, you should visit this page to find out if your printer requires an update. Many HP printer models are listed on that page. Here’s what HP has to say… this was dated August 1, 2018 and just came to our… Read More »

A Test: What Means is the Most Popular With Cyber Criminals to Spread Malware and Malicious Web Sites?

What is the most popular way for cyber criminals to spread malware and links to  malicious web sites? A. Software Bundling B. Hacking C. Spam Email D. None of these If you answered “C”, you’re correct. You get an A. Spam is number one when it comes to bringing malicious files and websites to your… Read More »

CCleaner Now Comes With Advertising

CCleaner Now Comes With Advertising We’ve always been on-the-fence about CCleaner. It has some great features, but it also has a very “iffy” registry cleaner. For a time Microsoft warned users about CCleaner’s registry cleaner. Then a while back Avast bought CCleaner and we knew it wouldn’t be long before Avast ruined it. Avast, once… Read More »