Heartbleed info by Sophos
- “Heartbleed heartache” - should you REALLY change all your passwords right away? by Naked Security from Sophos
- “Heartbleed” – would 2FA have helped?
- Anatomy of a data leakage bug – the OpenSSL “heartbleed” buffer overflow. This is the really geeky stuff! by Naked Security from Sophos
This one keeps coming back. Sounds like it’s active again. You get calls from someone, often with an Indian accent, claiming to be from Microsoft or the Windows Support Group claiming that they have detected a problem with your computer. This is a hoax. Microsoft doesn’t operate this way. Just hang up on them. If you really have a problem, contact Glenn or Bob.
Important note regarding Comcast
As of today, February 25th, 2014 Comcast stopped delivering unscrambled local TV channels on their cable. Therefore you will no longer be able to receive ABC, CBS, NBC, etc. without one of their Digital Converter boxes. If you have the ability to install an antenna in your attic, you can receive these channels directly off the air with a digital-capable TV. Depending on your location, you may also be able to receive them with a rabbit ear antenna. On the other hand, if you are served by Verizon FIOS you can still receive the local channels (3-1, 6-1, 10.1, etc) and a lot of other channels on a Digital TV set without a converter box.
10 Features of Google Chrome by Google
Security Questions Are Insecure: How to Protect Your Accounts by HowToGeek.com.
We all know we should create secure passwords. But, for all the time we spend worrying about our passwords, there’s a backdoor we never think about.
10 Windows 8 tips, tricks and hacks - by Computerworld
Is a $250 Chromebook a Better Value than a $350 PC By Kevin Purcell | 03/10/2014 Notebooks.com
Do You Need a Router for Simple Single-Computer Setups? by HowToGeek.com
There’s a common misconception that if you have a simple setup, like only one home computer, you don’t need a router. Read on as we explain why even a lone desktop needs a buddy.
HowToGeek.com - H0w-To Geek School series
PC Maintenance 1: Don’t Spend Money, Cleaning Your Own PC is Easy
This series is for moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas, and anyone else in the family tree who has ever asked their geek relative to “fix” their computer during a holiday visit. It’s for the neophyte or casual computer user who
Published on Jan 14, 2014 - Learn about the ways you can add extra security to your Google
HowToGeek.com - H0w-To Geek School series
Gmail Guide 1: Getting to Know Gmail
This series is intended to help you master the important and useful features of Google’s Gmail and its simple but smart interface. By the end of these lessons, we’ll take you from a rookie to a power user.
Gmail Guide 2: The Mobile App, Composing Mail, and Conversations
In this lesson, we’ll continue our tour of Gmail interface by covering the Gmail app, specifically the Android version.
Gmail Guide 3: Inbox Management and Labels
In today’s lesson, we’re going to help you understand how to better categorize your inbox and organize your messages with labels and some predefined but configurable tabs.
Gmail Guide 4: Mail Filters and the Star System
This Geek School lesson will broaden our discussion of labels in Gmail to include filters, and then move onto tracking important emails with stars.
Gmail Guide 5: Attachments, Signatures, and Security
In this lesson, we focus on attachments and how you can spruce up your email messages with a personalized signature. We close things out with information on how to best protect your account data.
Gmail Guide 6: Invitations and Vacation Responders
Integration of Google Calendar in Gmail allows you to send event invitations directly within Gmail without accessing Google Calendar. You can also add events from Gmail messages.
Gmail Guide 7: Use Gmail as a Task List
For today’s lesson, we’re going to cover how to use Gmail as a task list. Gmail integrates a simple to-do list into your account. Google Tasks allows you to creates lists of items, set due dates and add notes.
Gmail Guide 8: Multiple Accounts, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Remote Signout
In this How-To Geek School lesson, we discuss how to use multiple accounts, sign out of your Gmail remotely, and how to use Gmail with keyboard shortcuts — one of the features that every power user needs to know.
Gmail Guide 9: Use Your Gmail Account to Access Other Accounts
After all we’ve shown you about how useful Gmail can be, you may decide to check all your email accounts (Hotmail, Outlook, Yahoo Mail, etc.) in Gmail. Luckily, Gmail can act as an email client and allow you to get email from other email accounts as long as they support POP access.
Gmail Guide 10: Power Tips and Gmail Labs
We wrap up our How-To Geek School series on Gmail by uncovering a few power user tips and closing things out with Gmail Labs features. Load Gmail Faster by Switching to the Basic Version If you’re accessing Gmail over a slow
How to Collaborate on Documents Over the Internet by HowToGeek.com
Typing and Moving Around in Word Processing by informit.com
Learn the most basic skills of typing in a word processing program and moving that text around so you can edit the text and apply formatting.
DOCUMENT FORMATTING ESSENTIALS by HOW-TO GEEK SCHOOL
- Lesson 1: Word The Interface, Fonts, and Templates
- Lesson 2: Word Paragraph Formatting and Creating Lists
- Lesson 3: Word Tables and Other Formatting Controls
- Lesson 4: Word Working with Pictures, Shapes, and Graphics
- Lesson 5: Word Mastering Styles and Document Themes
- Lesson 1: Excel Why Do You Need Formulas and Functions?
- Lesson 2: Excel Defining and Creating a Formula
- Lesson 3: Excel Relative and Absolute Cell Reference, and Formatting
- Lesson 4: Excel Useful Functions You Should Get to Know
- Lesson 5: Excel Lookups, Charts, Statistics, and Pivot Tables
How to find a lost or stolen Android phone by Phandroid.com
If you loose your phone your privacy and security are at risk.
How to Use Your Google Maps – Offline by WIRED.com
To access one of Google Maps’ best hidden features, you have to know the magic word. Well, it’s a phrase, really, and that phrase is: “OK Maps.”
Forbes Hack password shootout: Gmail vs Yahoo vs Hotmail vs AOL – whose users are the smartest? by Paul Ducklin on February 17, 2014
How to Reduce Data Usage When Browsing the Web on a Smartphone by HowToGeek.com
When you don’t have unlimited mobile data on your Android or iPhone, every megabyte counts. Mobile browsers like Google Chrome and Opera offer a built in data compression feature, allowing you to browse with less data.
Yes, It’s Okay to Shut Down Your Computer With the Power Button by howtogeek.com
Yahoo hack stirs passwords debate by Byron Acohido, USA TODAY 6:51 p.m. EST January 31, 2014
OUT SO FAR
IT MAY GO HOME
IN ANOTHER CAR.
TRAINS DON’T WANDER
ALL OVER THE MAP
‘CAUSE NOBODY SITS
IN THE ENGINEER’S LAP
SHE KISSED THE HAIRBRUSH
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS
HER HUSBAND JAKE
DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD
TO GAIN A MINUTE
YOU NEED YOUR HEAD
YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT
DROVE TOO LONG
WHAT HAPPENED NEXT
IS NOT AMUSING
GOOD MORNING, NURSE
TO HER RECKLESS DEAR
LET’S HAVE LESS BULL
AND A LITTLE MORE STEER
SPEED WAS HIGH
WEATHER WAS NOT
TIRES WERE THIN
X MARKS THE SPOT
NO MATTER THE PRICE
NO MATTER HOW NEW
THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE
IN THE CAR IS YOU
A GUY WHO DRIVES
A CAR WIDE OPEN
IS NOT THINKIN’
HE’S JUST HOPIN’
LOOK EACH WAY
A HARP SOUNDS NICE
BUT IT’S HARD TO PLAY
BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL
EYES ON THE ROAD
THAT’S THE SKILLFUL
THE ONE WHO DRIVES
WHEN HE’S BEEN DRINKING
DEPENDS ON YOU
TO DO HIS THINKING
CAR IN DITCH
DRIVER IN TREE
THE MOON WAS FULL
AND SO WAS HE.
TAKE IT SLOW
LET OUR LITTLE
If not, you’re merely a child.