Posts tagged online

Computer Self-Check & Privacy

How well do you know the computer that you use? Have you ever given any thought to your privacy as you browse the web? Every now and again, it’s important to conduct a privacy and security check on your computer, other electronic devices, and accounts. This blog is a list of computer self-check questions you […]

Netiquette: Online Communication Tips

Are you sure you want to say that? Do we really want a media page to be our go-to place for venting frustration? Is the picture of us complaining, fuming, or shouting from a soapbox really what we want the world to see? Let’s consider our etiquette on the web, sometimes called netiquette. Netiquette: Online […]

Windows Live Mail Phased Out

Windows Live Mail is a desktop application that enables you to download your e-mails from your host’s online server (e.g. live.com, msn.com, gmail.com, yahoo.com, etc.) to your computer. Other desktop programs that provide this service are Microsoft Office Outlook, Windows Mail, and Mozilla Thunderbird. Windows Live Mail is a free software available through the Windows […]

Cloud Backup: Smart Storage

What’s this cloud everyone’s talking about? How can photos and documents be stored in a misty vapor? Well, there’s a little more physicality to a cloud backup than that. The cloud is a term that the tech industry uses to refer to data centers all over the world that store information, which is accessible to […]

Security Questions: Choose Securely

“What is the name of the street you grew up on?” “Who was your favorite high school teacher?” “What was the model of your first car?” These are examples of possible security questions, which are used in conjunction with passwords for online accounts. As you set up a new account, especially one that’s more sensitive, […]

Passwords: Tips & Importance

“I can’t keep track of all these passwords.” “I can’t remember my password anymore. It might have been something like…” “What password? I don’t even have one for my e-mail.” [Yes, you do, actually.] “Why do we even need all these passwords anyway? I don’t have anything to hide.” These are all comments we hear […]

Free Seminar: Online Security for Parents

“Almost constantly” is how one-fifth of Americans describe how often they go online, according to a recent Pew Research Study on Internet users. 73% of adults reported going online at least daily, and that statistic jumps to 92% for teens. The percentages for those who answered “almost constantly” were similar for both groups—21% of adults […]

WEEU Live Security Broadcast

PC Ninja hosted its second WEEU live security broadcast at the Ninja Den on July 16.  Head tech ninja Melvin Foo and radio host Mighty Mike Faust discussed online security, and special guest Detective Robert Heiden of the Berks County District Attorney’s office joined the conversation on current scams and safety issues.  Here are some […]

Heartbleed Bug

What is the Heartbleed Bug? First of all, the Heartbleed Bug is NOT a virus.  You cannot “catch it” on your computer by downloading an e-mail attachment or clicking on a compromised website like a typical virus.  It is not a threat to your personal computer or any data stored on your machine. As a […]

5 Internet Terms Everyone Should Know

We use the Internet every day, and access it on desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.  Despite the ability users have to check e-mail, surf the web, and update social networking sites, many may be unfamiliar with some of the most basic Internet terms.  Here is a list of Five Basic Internet Terms everyone should know: […]

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