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

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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What is a computer “drive,” anyway?

Computer folks often throw around words, terms and acronyms assuming everyone else knows what they mean. I recently learned that’s a bad assumption, though, as a customer discussing backing up files to an external hard drive remarked, “You know, I don’t think I really...

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Scrapping your old computer

I once watched someone walk out of the back of a local downtown business and throw a computer in a dumpster; monitor, keyboard, mouse and all. As highly dignified and refined as I am, I have been known to occasionally insert my entire body into large trash receptacles...

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Test your online safety knowledge

Too many people fail to take the subject of online Internet safety and security seriously in advance of a catastrophe. That’s a shame, because taking basic, simple precautions now can pay big dividends in the future. People who’ve lost everything to a hard drive...

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Roll the dice for secure passwords

If you've followed this column for any length of time, you've read my rants, warnings and exhortations regarding passwords. In a nutshell, computer and Internet account passwords (email, Facebook, Twitter, banking, Amazon, etc.) need to be sufficiently complex to make...

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I have been teaching my class two or three times a year at the Norman Public Library since 2008.

Beginning February, 2012, I toured Oklahoma, teaching my class at libraries around the state.

I also taught September 25th, 2012, at Republic Bank & Trust in Norman, OK.

Following that, the class was presented at the Norman Public Library on March 26, 2013, with 126 people attending, February 12, 2014, with 168 people attending, and November 12, 2014, with 130 attendees; also January 19, 2016, with 120 attendees. These appearances were also sponsored by Republic Bank & Trust.

My tour of public libraries in the first part of 2012 was made possible with sponsorship from Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO). The 2012 Library Class Itinerary included:

  • February 7, Moore Public Library, Moore, OK.
  • February 13, Belle Isle Library, Oklahoma City.
  • February 27, Choctaw Library, Choctaw, OK.
  • March 1, Mustang Public Library, Mustang, OK.
  • March 5, Del City Library, Del City, OK.
  • March 12, Edmond Library, Edmond, OK.
  • March 19, Southern Oaks Library, Oklahoma City.
  • March 26, Bethany Library, Bethany, OK.
  • April 3, Will Rogers Library, Claremore, OK.
  • April 4, Bartlett-Carnegie Sapulpa Public Library, Sapulpa, OK.

Check out these awesome posters from past classes!