Tamper protection, PowerPoint > PDF, Pirated software = bad, Death and passwords

Tech Talk #111 – August 31, 2019 Windows Tamper Protection One of the features in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update is Tamper Protection. Tamper Protection prevents malicious applications from changing your Windows Security settings. A good thing to have, right? So why is it turned off by default? Microsoft ships Tamper Protection turned off because it can break enterprise management tools that businesses use. No worries, though you can turn it on yourself. Here’s

Locked out?

Tech Talk #110 – August 17, 2019 We all use devices (smartphone, tablet, or computer) that contain information we don’t want strangers or thieves to access. To protect our privacy, we lock our devices with a username/password combination. Since we’re going to be unlocking our device 5, 10, 15, 20 times a day, we use our fingerprints, our faces, passcode or PIN, or a lock screen pattern to unlock our device instead of our username/password.

5G – What is it? I think I have it already, and will it hurt me?

Tech Talk #109 – August 3, 2019 If you don’t have time to read this whole column, here are the answers to the questions in the headline: it’s for cell phones, no you don’t have it (yet), and probably not. What is it? 5G refers to the fifth generation of cellular network. The current king-of-the-hill in cellular networks is 4G. So why do we need 5G? 5G is about speed, bandwidth, and low latency. Speed