Okay, so you were just going to run downstairs for a moment and let the dog out. But once downstairs, you find other distractions — and besides, it’s such a nice afternoon.
Meanwhile, upstairs that report is not getting done and your computer slips gently into sleep mode. No harm done, right?
Keeping your personal financial information safe from cyber thieves doesn’t require a ban on online shopping and banking — it just requires care.
Follow these tips and you should be okay — even if you take the riskier path of banking by cell phone.
Many of us spend long hours at our workplaces and have little time to conduct the chores of our personal lives, so we bank or shop using the computer system at work.
But that relatively innocent use of company resources in minutes here or there is riskier than many people think — to our jobs and to our personal data.
Accidents, bad ideas, and abuse are possible in any congregation of human beings, and the workplace suffers its share.
For businesses large and small, the best tools for keeping inappropriate behavior to a minimum are company guidelines and policies — and the law of the land.
Common sense prevents us from leaving our wallets or purses out where anyone could pilfer them, yet we’re not so careful when sending sensitive information by e-mail or other digital methods.
Keeping your important personal data and documents secure when they’re on the move requires a few extra — but necessary — steps if you want to protect your finances.
It’s that tech-support nightmare. You’ve barely described your computer’s troubles when your “support” advises formatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows.
Hold on, don’t do that! If Windows at least boots before your problems begin, I’ve got six tricks you can try before reinstalling the operating system.
Most users of Web-based e-mail services assume that as long as they’re connected to the Internet, they’ll have 24/7 access to their accounts.
But a recent Gmail failure proved otherwise. Here’s how to create backups of all your mail residing in the cloud.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 is out. But does that mean you need to install it?
For those who just bought a brand-new PC, install it. For those who are running an existing Windows 7? You’ll need it, just not for several months.
When Windows won’t boot and you get on the phone for tech support, one of the most common solutions is to reinstall Windows.
But that should be your court of absolutely last resort. There are many less destructive and less time-consuming techniques for getting Windows up and running again.
In this time of tight budgets, paying to pay seems especially galling.
The good news is that many of us can use a free IRS service to calculate our contribution to the Feds — but you still have to do some homework.