Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.
Smart phones and tablet computers are increasingly becoming the prime ways people connect to the Internet. They have also become prime targets in the sights of the Internet bad guys, who aim to steal, cheat, trick and destroy, just like they have for years against the...read more
One thing you can count on with computers (which includes smartphones, tablets and iPads) is that things will always change; they will never stay the same for very long. With computers, there will always be something to add, update, upgrade or replace. Monthly...read more
If you bought a car, and it broke down and exploded, would you buy the same make and model, again? Well, OK, so maybe you would. Maybe you would think its problems were just a fluke, and surely couldn't happen, again. But if your second same-make-and-model car broke...read more
Critical Security Control #3, as proposed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), is called Secure Configurations for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations, and Servers. This nerdy, wordy tome is written mainly for I.T. security pros and...read more
Continuing last week’s discussion of “Foundational cyber hygiene,” let’s look at the first five “Critical Security Controls” proposed by the Center for Internet Security (CIS). A good understanding of these controls is important to your safety on the Internet. The...read more
IT IS NO LONGER OK TO NOT KNOW HOW THE INTERNET WORKS.
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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?
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