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Can Video Chat Be Intercepted and Recorded?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:12 +0000

Video chat is probably not monitored, but there’s no way to prove that. If that's a little too vague for you, then be careful what you do on your computer.

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Making Things Look Bigger in Windows 10

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:00:01 +0000

Windows 10 makes it easy to make things bigger on the screen.

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Why is Backing Up Your First Recommendation for Everything?

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:00:34 +0000

Nothing protects you and your data like a complete, recent backup, even when it might not be obvious. That's why I harp on it so much.

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Managing Brick Risk

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:36:40 +0000

A small number of users will have problems with recent Windows Updates. My take on how to deal with that goes contrary to popular opinion.

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Can I Just Unplug My Computer to Shut It Down?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:00:24 +0000

Using your computer's Power button improperly, or pulling the plug, can lead to serious data loss. I'll look at the right way to turn your computer off.

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What Is “Privilege Escalation” on a CPU?

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:00:13 +0000

Privilege is a fundamental concept in modern operating system design. We'll explore what privilege means as used by the CPU when software runs.

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How Should I Set Up My Home Network?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

A home network allows you to share a single internet connection, as well as data and devices, between multiple devices. I'll review the basics components of a home network and some steps to take as your network grows.

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What Do I Need to Do About Spectre and Meltdown?

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 01:22:13 +0000

Spectre and Meltdown sound scary. Here's what you need to do, which is hopefully what you're doing anyway, along with an attempt at an analogy.

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Can My Computer Be Hacked If It’s Turned Off?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 16:00:00 +0000

Hacking a turned-off computer requires a few mistakes on your part. It's unlikely, but possible.

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Why is My System Slow If the CPU Is Mostly Idle?

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:00:17 +0000

The purpose of the System Idle Process is to get out of the way to let other processes run. So what does it mean if the SIP is using 100% CPU on your slow system?

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