Category Archives: Computers

Why your WiFi may well not be as private as everyone thought

At the moment, however, anyone who needs to be HIPAA compliant really needs to be aware of this, as should attorneys, accountants, and anyone in the financial industry. Anyone in that list should take steps to ensure they’re keeping patient/client … Continue reading

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Password management

I am often asked about password management and what one should do. I believe most folks should be using a different, randomly generated, password for each service they use online these days. This is because it is never a question … Continue reading

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Ye Gods, won’t you think of the children?!

Most folks are aware there are places on the web that are a bit, um, seedy.  While I would never suggest we not allow adults to do as they wish (assuming it harms no one else), I also don’t want my … Continue reading

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Backups … they’re for EVERYONE!

Well, I’d been planning a note about backups but waking up to a screen on my laptop saying “Warning! A hard drive error has occurred, please back up your data and run diagnostics.” I figured now was as good a … Continue reading

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Too often have I heard these words:

“Well, we talked about a backup and I bought a new external drive but I’m not sure my files are really on there.” This is almost invariably from a new or prospective client. Regardless of what backup program is used, … Continue reading

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Apple “Just Works”? Yeah right!

A friend gave me an iPod Touch a while ago.  I finally got around to setting it up, only to have it devolve into most of a day of frustration.  That’s right, folks, even we pros have issues sometimes. As … Continue reading

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