There is yet another "man-in-the-middle" attack that is live in the world. Unfortunately, this one is aiming at the implementation of SSL 3.0 security that goes back for 15 years. Fortunately, most web servers are using the later TLS security protocol. However, and unfortunately, we’re still exposed to it, depending on the web server’s configuration […]
Over the years, Google has expanded well beyond a search engine. But, the search engine has expanded its functionality, too. It’s a great resource for quick information: 1) Want to know about unit conversions? Just type the conversion you want into the Google search bar. Sometimes, you don’t even need to press enter. Example: 1 […]
I recently received an email from longtime subscriber and friend Jack Carmena, who had an interesting problem: This week, Microsoft has downloaded updates to my computer on two occasions in the middle of the night. I didn’t notice until this morning when I tried to use it that during that process, GOOGLE EARTH was deleted/removed/hidden […]
Subscriber J. P. Plauche wrote about a problem he was having with Gmail and Internet Explorer, but not Gmail and Firefox or Chrome! Hey, Terry, Have a small problem with my gmail page after login. I am on a new computer, an HP 625, less than a week old, and using Windows 7. Here’s the […]
Marilyn Stenning wrote recently to ask how to get links in her emails to work. Her email program kept giving an error message when she clicks on a link in an email. Whenever I click on a link in any email a message now appears: "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect […]
Subscriber Ken wrote about a problem he was having. ScanDisk, the Windows program that checks the hard drives, was crashing – but restarting every time he reboooted his computer… I was running a scan disc checkup on the computer I usually use. The scan apparently has frozen and I cannot get it to shut off […]
Subscriber Howie Kipnes wrote to with web browsing and wireless network connection problems, apparently unrelated: Dear Terry, I have two recent issues that came up a couple of days apart. 1. I use GC and FF as browsers with IE as a backup. All of a sudden the GC wouldn’t load and I’d get messages […]
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