How to protect your computer during a hurricane

Back up your data and keep the copy in a safe place. Shut down your computer and turn off your monitor. You should also turn off any peripherals, such as printers and external drives. Unplug the power cords from all devices. Miami may lose power during a storm. Surges can happen when power is restored. Unplugging [...]

2017-07-27T13:38:31+00:00 May 16th, 2017|

How to protect yourself while on the Internet

When sending confidential information over the Internet, such as usernames, passwords, or credit card numbers, only send it securely. To verify this, look for a small lock () in the bottom right corner of your browser window or next to the address bar(as shown below). If visible, this lock should also be in the locked [...]

2017-07-27T13:36:52+00:00 May 7th, 2017|

Use e-mail rules and filters to control your e-mail

Use the Microsoft Outlook Rules Wizard or Mozilla Thunderbird Message Filter to help screen your e-mail and delete e-mail messages that you are not interested in. Often many online services such as Yahoo! mail and Gmail also have filters that can be applied. Examples of rules that can be setup Use keywords used in spam [...]

2017-07-27T13:39:06+00:00 April 9th, 2017|

Buying a New Computer

If you are looking to save money buying a used or refurbished computer can save you money. A refurbished computer is a computer that has been returned to the company has been checked out as good but cannot be sold again as new. All major computer manufacturers have a refurbished section showing all their available [...]

2017-07-27T13:37:36+00:00 March 28th, 2017|

Is Facebook safe?

If you are a user of Facebook or considering using Facebook in the future, account security may be on your mind. With all the latest news reports about companies getting hacked, information being stolen, as well as the whole personal identity theft issue, you may be left wondering whether Facebook is safe to use. Overall, [...]

2017-07-27T13:37:45+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|