Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.
You may recall my column of a few weeks ago titled, "FBI says 'reboot your router,'" which outlined the FBI's warning that Russian government hackers had infected over 500,000 home and small business routers, allowing them to steal website logins and passwords, and...read more
I am using this week’s column as an opportunity to announce three “laws” that are so obvious to me I’m surprised nobody has announced them before. If they have been announced before, I can’t find them. Therefore, here I go. Behold, the worldwide introduction of Dave’s...read more
The FBI has issued a threat alert regarding over 500,000 infected home and small business routers, and offers a simple way to begin fixing the problem: reboot your network router. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, on May 25, 2018, by way of the Internet Crime...read more
Be sure to visit the Norman Public Library Downtown branch Wednesday, May 23, at 6pm. A special discussion about "Facebook, Privacy and You," will be held, and is sure to be a good one. Call (405) 701-2697 to register. Remember last week's column on "digital...read more
It's called "digital permanence," the idea that once something is uploaded, posted, published or otherwise "put on" the Internet, it will be there forever. "What goes on the Internet, stays on the Internet." Videos, blogs, photos, comments, Tweets, website visits,...read more
IT IS NO LONGER OK TO NOT KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS.
In my computer/Internet safety and security class, “Fight The Internet Bad Guys And Win,” I teach everyday computer users how to play with the fire that is the Internet and not get burned. The class is one session, taught in one evening, free and open to the public. Everyone who uses a computer should take my class.
What are computer viruses, and where do they come from? Is online banking safe? What makes a good password, and why should you care? How do you tell a safe website from one that’s dangerous? Why do you have to keep “updating” things? How do you keep your email account from being hacked?
Think about it: have you ever wondered why sometimes you click on something, yet nothing seems to happen? Or, maybe something does seem to happen, but it flashes by so quickly that you can’t tell what’s going on? Could someone be trying to fool you?
Why does your computer keep showing crazy virus messages, even though you just paid $50 to renew your antivirus software? Why do windows from porno websites keep popping up, even though you’ve never been to a porno website in your life? Who did these things and how can they be stopped?
I will share my years of computer security expertise and give you the answers to all these questions and more in my free, hard-hitting and often shocking class called, “Fight the Internet Bad Guys and Win!”
Internet criminals are out there, waiting to steal your stuff, or use your computer to steal other people’s stuff. You will see the bad guys’ schemes exposed, and learn how to Fight the Internet Bad Guys and Win!
If you use the Internet, you need my class!