Tech Talk


Keeping your accounts and devices safe

Tech Talk #66 – Dec. 9, 2017 Keeping your accounts and devices safe During this busy Christmas season, it can be more important than ever to protect your personal information. Whether you’re shopping online, making travel arrangements, Uber-ing (is that a word?) around a different city visiting family, your data can be attacked from different angles. While you can’t control the security practices of major corporations (cough, Equifax, cough), you can minimize the chances of

You should change your Yahoo email password.

Tech Talk #65 – Nov. 25, 2017 You should change your Yahoo email password.   They call it largest known theft of user data in history. In an August 2013 data breach at Yahoo, all 3 billion account holders at Yahoo had their info stolen. What info, you ask? Oh, just user account information, including names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (using MD5), and, in some cases, "encrypted or unencrypted security

Web browsers and extensions

Tech Talk #64 – Nov. 11, 2017 Web browsers and extensions Are you still using Internet Explorer (IE)? If so, we need to talk.   Are you tired of seeing “Web page not responding” errors? Tired of seeing “Could not connect to secure page” when you try to connect to your bank’s website? How about “An error has occurred in a script on this page,” tired of that one? You can fix all of these