Tech Talk


Backing up your online accounts offline

Tech Talk #57 – Aug. 5, 2017 Backing up your online accounts offline   The internet is a weird and wonderful place and has become something way beyond what anyone thought it could be and something no one could have predicted. From email to videos, to messaging, to images, most people have a lot of their life posted on the internet.   All of your internet content is stored on servers, and mostly everything is

Let’s talk about cookies

Tech Talk #56 – July 22, 2017   Let’s talk about cookies   Mmmm, cookies.   Unfortunately, I’m not talking about the delicious cookies you make in the kitchen. I’m talking about the cookies stored on your computer.   Wait, what? How do these cookies get on my computer? What are they for? Should I be worried?   Whoa there, pardner. We’ll get to all your questions.   Technically, when we talk about cookies on

Ransomware – what is it and how do you protect yourself against it?

Tech Talk #55 – July 8, 2017   Ransomware – what is it and how do you protect yourself against it?   We’ve heard and read the word ransomware a lot lately, but what is it and how can you protect yourself against it?   Ransomware is a form of malware or malicious software.   Malware is software designed to damage or do not-so-nice things to your computer. Computer viruses, worms, trojan horses, and spyware