“Internet is a global networking system. It interconnected computer networks, which are used in the standard Internet protocol suite to serve several billion users worldwide. Internet security is a branch of computer gateway security including brows”—Internet Security Tips and Recommended Software in 2013
I had a strange problem today in Outlook 2010. When I clicked on New Messagein Outlook 2010 and brought up the new message, my signature was very large. By large, I mean the fonts in Outlook were like twice as large as it normally is. The funny thing is that if I emailed someone, the signature looked normal to them.
So how do I change the Outlook font size to show normally in Outlook 2010 when it has been zoomed to let’s say 200% of the normal size.
What is Hacktivism? A short history of Anonymous, Lulzsec and the Arab SpringPC AdvisorOver the past two years around 90 people - some as young as 16 years old - have been arrested in the US, UK, and mainland Europe for online criminal activities…
I have been intrigued by the Anonymous Hacker over the past many months. This is an excellent article about the group and how it got started. I hope that you enjoy the read.
Fans of sweeping curves and a sleek, minimalist, colour scheme might think twice about Windows 8 – but that’s the point. Apple has dominated the ‘cool’ factor in the computer industry for years, and Microsoft is well aware it …
Please leave me a comment on your thoughts of upgrading to Windows 8. Also, let me know if you are going to pay the extra money for a touch screen monitor.
How To Effectively Secure Your New ComputerGizmodo AustraliaSecuring your computer isn’t very difficult, but the honest truth is that it’s time consuming.
This an excellent article on securing that brand new computer that you get for Christmas! It is so important that you not just take the computer out of the box and go straight to the internet. Secure your computer first and then use it. It may take a little time, but it will be well worth it in the long run.
Certified Ethical Hacker, Computer Security Professional, Computer Forensics · Home · Who I am · Certifications · Resume · Bio · News & Press · Services · Contact · Blog · Trusteer prevents hackers attacking bank accounts · Home » Blog …
I can personally say that using Trusteer will help protect you from man in the middle browser attacks when accessing your online banking account. You can go to http://www.trusteer.com/download-trusteer-rapport to see if your bank utilizes the Trusteer Rapport product.
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Here is an excellent article which contains numerous articles about cyber security, security awareness, security 101, identity theft, phishing, online security and many others. The article gives you a wealth of online security tips to use at home and at work.
Calling all geeks! It looks like the US Government is searching for some ethical hackers for jobs with Homeland Security. Check out this article about jobs with the Department of Homeland Security.
"Homeland Security hopes to offer ‘cooler’ jobs to overcome its difficulty in recruiting and retaining cyber-security experts (RT @intelcanada: Got the ins-and-outs of your #Ultrabook down? You could put that INTELligence to work for U.S"
How do I get the latest version of Internet Explorer?
I know that I talk about how I love Google Chrome and the speed and security benefits from using it but some computer users still like using Microsoft Internet Explorer. Â So I wanted to create a post on how to get the latest version of Internet Explorer. Â If you are a tried and true user of Internet Explorer, please leave me a comment below telling me what you like best about Internet Explorer. Â That would be great! Â I always like to hear from my readers.
3. Â Click the drop down box to select your version of Microsoft Windows
4. Â You will either be running a 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows. Â If you are not sure which version you are running, then just click the “Which version do I have” button for instructions to find out. Â I can tell you up front…, click on the Start button, Right Click on Computer and you will see either 32 bit operating system or 64 bit operating system in the dialog box. Â Hope that helps. Â :)
5. Â Click the Blue “Download Now” link to download the installer and run the file that is downloaded.
You may have already received Internet Explorer latest download automatically. Â Microsoft has made it part of their Windows Update Service, which delivers the latest important updates to your computer. Â To find out more about Windows Update, and to ensure that you have it turned on, click the Start button, in the search box, type Windows Update.
Well, there you have it. Â How to get the latest version of Internet Explorer and as an added bonus, how to check for your Windows Updates which includes application updates and security updates to help you stay up to date and secure.
Hope this helps someone.
If you are looking for a new Windows Desktop computer that is sleek, fast and a space saver, check out this awesome new one from HP on Amazon. Â These are really nice!
"File History. You can enable the new File History feature under System and Security in the desktop Control Panel, or by selecting the configure this drive for backup option in the drive’s action menu when it is connected to the computer."
I am really excited to see this “on the fly” file level backup in the new Windows 8 platform!
After buying a Chromebook four weeks ago, I quickly became a full-time user of the device. Along the way I picked up some tips and tricks that make my Chromebook more productive and fun.
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Well, Facebook just changed your email address...again!
Here is something really crazy…Facebook just changed your email address!
Can you believe it? Â Facebook just changed the email address to your @facebook.com address in the About section of your timeline. Â Go check it out. Â Who uses their @facebook address? Â I know I don’t. Â I already have about 10 email addresses it seems and I DON’T need another one…thank you Mr. Facebook.
If memory serves me correctly, Facebook launched an email system with their @facebook.com accounts and no one seemed to use it. Â I know I didn’t. Â I mean, it’s cool if they want to have their own email system, but let me decide which email system that I want to use with the social media app of my choice. Â
If anyone got a notice stating that they were doing this, I would love to know. Â Please leave me a comment and make sure you let me know how you feel about this change. Â Hey…you may like it.
If you want your preferred email address to show up in the About section of Facebook then follow the steps below:
1. Â Go to your Timeline
2. Â Click on the About Section
3. Â Scroll down to the Contact Section and click Edit
4. Â Now you need to decide which Facebook email address you would like to show on your Facebook Timeline. So let’s change our default Facebook email address. Â Change the email address you want to show by using the dropdown arrow to say Shown in Timeline and it will change to a full circle. Â Change your other email address(es) that you don’t want to show to Hide in Timeline with a crossed through circle.
As we announced back in April, we’ve been updating addresses on Facebook to make them consistent across our site.
In addition to everyone receiving an address, we’re also rolling out a new setting that gives people the choice to decide which addresses they want to show on their timelines.
Ever since the launch of timeline, people have had the ability to control what posts they want to show or hide on their own timelines, and today we’re extending that to other information they post, starting with the Facebook address.
A Facebook spokesperson,Â in an email sent to me today regarding several press reports on Facebookâs decision to switch the default email account on a personâs Facebook timeline with a Facebook-provided email address,Â as outlined by LifeHacker.
Hope this helps someone!
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How to keep your children safe online…now that is an important question
Have you ever wondered how to set privacy settings so your PERSONAL information remains PRIVATE on Facebook ? These step-by-step instructions with screen shots will guide you through ALL the settings to keep yourself and your children SAFE when using Facebook.
What about passwords, and why is it important to have a complicated password? This guide will explain why and show you how easy it is to create a STRONG password. We’ll also give you the secrets of how to store ALL your passwords safely. This is a must in today’s world.
Learn the secrets of how to identify scams. The guide will also show you how to identify email scams instantly. You will know how to pick a fraudster and NEVER be scammed again.
The guide will teach you how easy it is for criminals to commit identity theft, and the steps you can take to protect your identity. Too many people are putting their personal information at risk by not protecting their information safely and securely. You will learn how easy it is for someone to piece together information on someone found on the internet, and use that information for criminal gain. This is happening more and more these days.
How about SAFE places to play for our kids on the internet? We will teach you about several internet sites that will keep your children active for hours on the internet, while learning in a positive way on various topics and helping them to be safe cyber citizens.
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In it you’ll find step by step details of how to set SAFE privacy settings as well as other essential information about Facebook profiles. You will learn about the secrets of surfing undetected using Internet Explorer and Firefox; discover how to create strong passwords and how to store all passwords in one location safely; understand how to identify scams quickly, and the tricks that often fool people; realize how easy it is to gain information about someone by simply searching the internet, as well as chapters on email, safe sites for kids, resources for parents and how to keep your computer safe.
How to show all my recent downloads in Google Chrome
Recent downloads in Google Chrome explained…
If you are like me, you are doing 10 things at one time in your job or at home. Â I am a huge multi-tasker! Â I also download many things from the internet with Google Chrome. Â I seem to be constantly doing that. Â What about you?
There are so many times that I say to myself…I wish I could Â remember what I downloaded two days prior. Â So, it made me think to write a post on how to show all my recent downloads in Google Chrome. Â If you haven’t noticed from some of my other posts, I am a huge fan of Google Chrome. Â Not only from a security standpoint but also from an ease of use and quickness point of view.
The way that Google Chromes displays your recent downloads is really nice and simple. Â Having worked in Information Technology for over 20 years, I can say that it is always GREAT when a software manufacturer makes something easy to do. Â That is certainly what Google has done with recent downloads AND it sorts them by date. Â So if you remember, “I know that I downloaded that piece of software on Monday”, you can go to the recent downloads section and check it by date.
Don't warn me before closing multiple tabs in Firefox 12
If you are like me, when you are surfing the internet, you probably have about 6 or 7 tabs open at the top of your browser screen viewing 6 0r 7 different website URL’s. Â Then….I want to exit out of Firefox and have to tell my workstation don’t warn me before closing multiple tabs by clicking the dialog box that comes up.
I know there are some that say that they really like this precautionary measure about closing multiple tabs. Personally, I don’t like seeing the multiple tabs warning. Â I do love having the multiple tabs at the top though AND I have three monitors to boot using the Matrox Triple Head2go device (which by the way is easy to setup and GREAT). Â Can you say multi-tasking. Â You are probably saying, what geek is not like this…ha.
Regardless if you like to close all tabs without a warning or not…here is how you do it. Â Leave me a comment on what your preference is on this topic. Â I would love to know.
1. Â Open the Firefox internet browser Â (You can download the newest version fromÂ here)
2. Â Click on Tools (if you don’t have the menu bar, just click on the Firefox amber colored button in the top left corner and click Options and Menu Bar or you can watch my video at
How to preview emails in Outlook 2010 with the Reading Pane
I really like to use the reading pane in Outlook 2010 to preview received emails prior to opening them. I think this option changed in Outlook 2007. I always try to teach new users of Outlook 2010 to use this option. Hopefully it helps them and will help you from accidentally clicking on a malicious link inside a phishing attempt email.
I can remember not that long ago, there was the thought not to use the reading pane as a preview to newly received email. There were a few drive by malware and virus threats that infected computers just by previewing the infected email. I feel that the new anti-virus programs out today will stop the vast majority of these threats. Just make sure that you have your anti-virus application is active on your computer AND up to date. I use an anti-virus program called ESET. What a fabulous application. Not only is it effective, but it does not slow my system down like some other well known applications.
Ok, how do you enable the Reading Pane in Outlook 2010?
1. Open Outlook 2010
2. Click on the View Tab at the top of the screen
3. Click the down arrow on the icon button labeled Reading Pane. You have the option to show the Reading Pane on the Right, Bottom or turn it off.
4. You also have a couple more options as shown below. What you see below is how I have my personal settings.
Pretty straightforward way to setup your Reading pane in Outlook 2010.
Hope this helps someone!
If you want to know how to automatically save drafts of certain emails … go here
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Who likes popups? I imagine no one. If you do, please leave me a comment and let me know. I always think of malware or adware when I see a pop-up. Do you think of the same thing? When you do get one, do you click on it? It would probably be safe to say that you don’t. Let’s see how you block popups in the new Firefox Internet browser 12.
So….how to block pop-ups in Firefox 12? Let’s get to it:
1. Open the Firefox internet browser (You can download the newest version from here)
2. Click on Tools (if you don’t have the menu bar, just click on the Firefox amber colored button in the top left corner and click Options and Menu Bar or you can watch my video at
Samsung just unveiled the highly-anticipated successor to the Galaxy S II. Was it worth the wait? Well, it boasts a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display, an 8-megapixel camera, 2,100mAh removable battery, and a quad-core Exynos processor. Oh, and it runs Android 4.0.
Movie Trailer of the Day:Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview is a new documentary whose footage was recorded in 1995, thought long-gone, and recently unearthed on a forgotten VHS tape in a garage. The footage has been spruced up and “placed in context,” and will get a limited theatrical release May 11 ahead before the DVD version becomes available this summer.
The interview was recorded at a curious time in Jobs’ career, 10 years after he’d left Apple and about a year before he would be back at the helm. Over the course of the hour-long interview, Jobs speaks candidly about the early days of his career, his forced departure from Apple, and his vision for the future of tech.
Two British men who have been totally blind for many years have had part of their vision restored after surgery to fit pioneering eye implants. They are able to perceive light and even some shapes from the devices which were fitted behind the retina. The men are part of a clinical trial carried out at the Oxford Eye Hospital and King’s College Hospital in London. Professor Robert MacLaren and Mr Tim Jackson are leading the trial. The two patients, Chris James and Robin Millar, lost their vision due to a condition known as retinitis pigmentosa, where the photoreceptor cells at the back of the eye gradually cease to function. The wafer-thin, 3mm square microelectronic chip has 1,500 light-sensitive pixels which take over the function of the photoreceptor rods and cones. The surgery involves placing it behind the retina from where a fine cable runs to a control unit under the skin behind the ear. (via BBC News - Two blind British men have electronic retinas fitted)
I know that there are times while writing an email, you may get a phone call or get called away to a meeting right in the middle of writing of the email. Then Murphy’s Law takes over and the power goes off of someone turns off your computer and then you lose your email that you have been diligently working on for some time. This really stinks but I am sure this has happens to most of us. There is good news though…..
Just like in Microsoft Word, you can setup an auto save in Microsoft Outlook 2010. After this is setup, it will automatically save a draft every XX minutes. Here is how you can set this up:
Start Microsoft Outlook
Click Mail on the left hand side
Scroll down to the Save Messages section
Check the box labeled Automatically save items that have not been sent after this many minutes
Choose the number of minutes that you want Outlook to automatically save
Social media has become an intregal part of our everyday lives. Facebook is probably the most prevelant these days. If you stopped 10 people on the street today and asked them about Facebook, more than likely, all 10 would know about Facebook. Ages from 10 to 80 would probably know about this social media application and 8 would probably have an account with Facebook.
While this application is so popular world wide and it is a great way to keep up with family, friends and businesses, it is also a hideout for others trying to manipulate it and use it for malicious purposes. It seems with every good thing that is brought about for something good, there are those that want to use it to prey on others.
I would like to show you an easy way to see if others have gained access to your Facebook account unknowingly to you and how to end their activity with your account. It is important that we stay on top of Facebook security measures. Facebook security settings are easy to access.
Here is how to check to see if your Facebook has been hacked:
If you are like me, there are certain websites that you use every day. Rather than going to Internet Explorer 9 and then typing in the URL or clicking on your favorites and finding that site, there is a faster way to access the site. You can put a website link directly on your desktop as an icon. The following will show you how to do this:
Go to your favorite website in Internet Explorer 9
In your Internet Explorer screen, click on File
Click on Send
Click on Shortcut to Desktop
That’s it…now you have a shortcut link to your website on your desktop.