Tech Talk

Passwords and security questions

Tech Talk #54 – June 24, 2017   Passwords and security questions   Again with the passwords? Yes, because passwords are important and how we reset passwords has changed.   In the old days (a couple of years ago), if you forgot your password for your email or social media account, you could prove you were you by answering some security questions. Then you could reset your password.   But there were problems with that

Do you hate websites that autoplay audio and videos?

Tech Talk #53 – June 10, 2017 Do you hate websites that autoplay audio and videos? Here’s how to stop them: • For Chrome: Get the Disable HTML5 Autoplay plugin • For Firefox: Use the FlashStopper add-on • For Safari: there isn’t a plugin, but you can do it using Terminal. Quit Safari, go to /Applications/Utilities and open Terminal. Type this command into the window: • defaults write IncludeInternalDebugMenu 1 • Press Return and

Making your online life more secure

Tech Talk #52 – May 27, 2017 Making your online life more secure Your digital ‘you’ is all over the internet. From those websites you had to create an account for to buy that one thing that one time, to web forums you don’t go to anymore, to ghost-filled social media sites, you’re all over the place.   Here are some tips to make your online life more secure.   Close accounts you don’t use