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Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.

Employees still small business’ first line of defense

“There’s nothing important on my computer, so I don’t care too much about Internet security. Why would anyone want to mess with me?” “My business is too small for the big Internet crooks; why would they bother to hack my computers?” People express sentiments like...

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Privacy with Windows 10: is it possible? Part Three

Join this column to the end of last week's column, and it will make sense, as the quest continues for privacy using Windows 10. As it goes with the Camera, the same goes for the Microphone, as well. I turn off everything except for Skype, and you may not even need...

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Privacy with Windows 10: is it possible? Part Two

Last week, we looked at the desirability of privacy on the Internet, and the sad state of current affairs where seemingly every major Internet company wants to deny us that ability. No matter what Internet-connected device you use, the principles of attaining privacy,...

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Privacy with Windows 10: is it possible? Part One

As we progress (or, "regress," I would say) in the areas of computers, privacy and the Internet, once treasured ideals are quickly and firmly being swept aside in favor of convenience and pervasive connectivity. With easy social networking "freedom" promoted as the...

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Bad guys phishing for cash

I recently received an email from my bank, notifying me that they were upgrading their security systems, and that my account information needed to be updated. The email included a convenient link which took me directly to my bank’s website. No problem, I thought, so I...

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Got a call from “The Microsoft Windows Technical Department,” telling you they have discovered problems with your computer? Better watch out, or you could get RIPPED OFF! Fox 25 News, Oklahoma City. January 5, 2013.

For folks whose computers, cell phones and cameras were smashed by the storms in Oklahoma, maybe their irreplaceable family photos and personal files can be saved! Fox 25 News, Oklahoma City. May 23, 2013.

Beware of wifi hotspots setup by scammers trying to rip you off! This story touches on the basics of what is a complex issue. Fox 25 News, Oklahoma City. February 10, 2014.