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Adware That Tricks You Into Installing It

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How To Achieve A Reasonable Level Of Tech Security In 5 Easy Steps

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from my new book, The Digital Media Mom’s Guide to Tech Security and App Permissions in Plain English. While the rest of the book goes into much greater detail on topics like app permissions and how to avoid computer viruses, I’d have to say that in all honesty, this ONE [… Read More]

Adware & Spyware Blocker / Scanner Apps: Another Wrinkle

My earlier post on this topic, Adware & Spyware Blocker/Scanner Apps Are Mostly Useless, And Often Wrong, has generated quite a bit of mail and discussion and some developers are linking to my article in their own responses to 1-star reviews of their apps they feel were not justified. I specifically avoided getting too technical [… Read More]

Kindle Fire HDX Antivirus – Do You Need It?

I’ve previously written about the pointlessness of antivirus protection for the Kindle Fire line of tablets (see my post, Kindle Fire Antivirus: You Still Don’t Need It), but the new HDX line of Fires adds a new wrinkle since they all come with the option for cell service connectivity. In my prior posts on this [… Read More]

New Malware Scams

Oh, those hackers. Those clever, clever hackers. Forever coming up with new ways to trick us into thinking their messages and links are from trusted friends and companies we do business with. Here are some of the latest examples I’ve seen – be on the lookout for them, and don’t get suckered in to clicking [… Read More]