Author: Larry Magid

How to protect your router and home network from the VPNFilter malware

May 28, 2018

The FBI recommends "any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices." It's in response to a malware threat called VPNFiler that can render routers inoperable and potentially steal information, according to the bureau. There is also the risk of your home or business network infecting other networks.

Google reining in too much of a good thing

May 10, 2018

The common expression “too much of a good thing” can apply to almost everything that we enjoy, including the internet and mobile devices. My grandparents understood that, but apparently, many of my contemporaries don’t when it comes to tech. I’m guilty as well.

Twitter urges users to change password

May 3, 2018

In a statement, Twitter urged users to change their passwords after disclosing “Due to a bug, passwords were written to an internal log before completing the hashing

Facebook simplifies privacy settings

March 28, 2018

Last week I wrote about Facebook’s rather complicated privacy settings and, as I said at the time, “I wish it weren’t necessary for me to write this column.” I actually had two reasons for saying that.
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