Newspaper columns by Dave Moore, weekly columnist for the Norman Transcript since 2005.
“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...read more
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...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
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...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!