Monthly Archives: November 2013

Huge security breach with Adobe

I’m sure you remember a story last month about the major security breach at Adobe, the maker of Photoshop, Reader, Flash and a dozen other popular programs. The initial reports said hackers stole usernames, passwords and even encrypted credit card … Continue reading

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Moving up to Windows 8.1 without an MS account

Microsoft makes it difficult — but not impossible — to run Windows 8.1 without a Microsoft account. There are ways around Redmond’s demands, but only if you know the right path. Plus, solving other problems with the Win8.1 upgrade. As … Continue reading

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‘PC settings’ gets major makeover in Win8.1

Microsoft made a host of changes to the commands and options on Windows 8.1’s PC settings page, adding new functions and moving or renaming others. The result is a better user experience — but one that’s undeniably confusing at first. … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Your PC Get Held For Ransom

“Ransom” may elicit a vision of ships, pirates, and hostages. And while ransoms do take place in dangerous parts of the world, certain forms of ransoms are a lot closer to home. We’re talking about ransomware, malware that holds your … Continue reading

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Are You Being Watched Through Your Webcam?

Posted on October 2, 2013 by ZoneAlarm A few clicks of the mouse, and your webcam is activated and ready to be used. But have you considered the possibility that someone else could be watching you through your own webcam? … Continue reading

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