How to Recognize Phishing Scams

In this week’s member-exclusive How-To Tuesday on Simple Tech Tips, we’re talking about how to recognize phishing email scams. Phishing scams are designed to lure you into clicking links that lead to malicious web sites, and they’re not always easy to spot. Learn the hallmarks of phishing scams and the best ways to avoid them … Continue reading How to Recognize Phishing Scams

Why You Need To Delete Your Old Accounts

Most people let old accounts languish. But abandoned accounts are filled with information that can be used to send spam, spread malvertising, and commit cybercrimes. For example, I frequently get email messages from people I know, but haven’t talked to in a while. Invariably the email subject is blank or says nothing but, “Re:”. Sometimes the … Continue reading Why You Need To Delete Your Old Accounts

How To Create Secure Passwords (Revised Edition)

Many people say to me, “I don’t need a secure password. I don’t have anything sensitive on my computer, so I don’t care if a hacker gets in.” You, my friends, are a hacker’s dream. Because it’s not necessarily your personal information they want, although they’ll happily steal your credit card info if they can. … Continue reading How To Create Secure Passwords (Revised Edition)