/Computer Security

What is the price of FREE software?

The price of free software? July 18, 2017 by Amanda Koulousias Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, FTC Has your computer been acting strange lately? Maybe your default search engine or other browser settings changed, or you’re getting suspicious warnings about your computer’s performance. Are you are seeing ads that don’t seem to [...]

Google Chrome malware scam

Google Chrome scam that infects your computer. A Google Chrome scam that could infect your computer with malware continues to pose a threat to users, according to cybersecurity experts. The script, which targets the Chrome browser on Windows, rewrites the compromised website on the victim’s browser to make the page unreadable and creates a [...]

2017-07-25T11:16:56-04:00March 6th, 2017|Computer Scams, Computer Security|0 Comments

FTC Sues D-Link over router and camera security flaws

FTC sues D-Link over router and camera security flaws by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC If you’ve got a wireless network, your wireless router connects your computer and other devices to the internet. If it’s reasonably designed and configured, the router also is a gate that should prevent hackers from accessing your devices [...]

2017-03-06T12:39:32-04:00February 14th, 2017|Computer Security|0 Comments

Secure your home network devices to keep you safe.

What you need to know to secure your internet connected devices December 7, 2016 by Ari Lazarus Consumer Education Specialist, FTC Today’s hackers are attacking a lot more than just computers. They’re going after ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) ( anything that is connected to the internet in your home, like a DVR or your wireless router) [...]

2017-03-06T13:20:58-04:00December 7th, 2016|Computer Security|0 Comments

General Computer Security

1. Use Security Software That Updates Automatically The bad guys constantly develop new ways to attack your computer, so your security software must be up-to-date to protect against the latest threats. Most security software can update automatically; set yours to do so. You can find free security software from well-known companies. Also, set your [...]

2017-03-06T13:25:00-04:00November 27th, 2016|Computer Security|0 Comments