Posts tagged security

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 […]

Laptop Cases & Transport Tips

If you’re doing any traveling with your laptop this summer, or even if you’re just toting it between home and the office, keep it safe in transit. Often customers will come into the shop carrying a laptop in a regular backpack, cloth shopping tote, or plastic grocery bag, but these are not sufficient laptop cases […]

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 […]

Seven Signs to Spot Phone Tech Scammers

“I’m from Microsoft and I’m calling to let you know we detected some security risks on your computer.” Have you ever received a phone call that began with a line like that? Have you ever allowed a technician you didn’t know take control of your computer remotely? Scammers are running rampant right now, calling as […]

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 […]

Bloatware

One of the most common complaints about computer performance is sluggishness in running.  After a few years or sometimes even a few months, the machine that was speedy and slick when new is now taking far too long to load.  Various factors contribute to this, but users may be unaware that even brand new computers […]

Top Ten Computer & Virus Myths

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about viruses and computers.  Here at PC Ninja, we believe in spreading our knowledge to keep our customers informed and help you avoid trouble and maintain your computers.  Therefore, we’ve compiled a list of the Top Ten Computer & Virus Myths. GENERAL COMPUTER MYTHS: Myth […]

Tips for Protecting Your Personal Information on Facebook

The use of social networking sites like Facebook has exploded in recent years.  Now, everyone and their second cousin has an online profile that they update constantly, which makes online safety an issue of the utmost importance.  Maybe you’re a parent or grandparent who doesn’t have or want to bother with Facebook, but it’s wise […]

Tips on creating secure passwords

If you haven’t heard, the popular business social media site LinkedIn had a security breach a few days ago and about 6.5 million passwords were compromised and stolen. If you have a LinkedIn account, make sure to change your LinkedIn password to avoid any unnecessary tampering with your account. While the stolen passwords were because of a […]

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