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Your computer has an IP address. Did you know it has a name?

Are you and your computer on a first-name basis? That is to say, did you know your computer has a name if it’s on a network? Fact is, every computer on a network has both a name and an IP address. (On a network, your computer is referred to as a “host.”) Why a name…

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Is Cloudflare

Cloudflare DNS: Consumer Privacy is Priority 1.1.1.1

It wasn’t an April Fool’s joke or the usual cute media stunt pulled by tech companies every April 1st. Cloudflare’s launch of its first consumer product — 1.1.1.1 – is real, and claims to be the “Internet’s fastest, privacy-first consumer DNS service”. The decision to launch on April 1 was a geeky play on the…

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Cloud Storage

Using the “Cloud” Makes It Easy to Get Your Files Anywhere, at Any Time. For some computer users, especially those over the age of 40, technology can seem a little scary…or at least “unsafe.” Sometimes the new, fast and “digital” way of doing something doesn’t seem as safe as the old way. For instance, there…

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Easy Steps to Make Your Google Chrome More Secure

Chrome Default Privacy Settings You Should Change Now

Your browser is a piece of software on your device that connects you to the Internet – which probably makes it the most important (unless you spend all day “geeking out” over numbers on spreadsheets). That’s why it’s important for your browser to able to stand up to the online vulnerabilities and security threats. In…

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What Does CAPTCHA Mean?

What Does CAPTCHA Mean?

CAPTCHA: It’s a Way to Distinguish Machines from Men… and Women Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart is quite a mouthful to say isn’t it? So let’s stick with the acronym: CAPTCHA (pronounced “KAPT-chuh”). CAPTCHA, as the explanation of the acronym implies, determines whether an online request or submission is…

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Buying Smart

Don’t Let Vendors Sell You Hacker-Friendly Technology Take these steps to be “security smart” when buying technology Before you invest in new technology, especially with a new vendor or manufacturer, you need to make sure you’re not inadvertently purchasing a problem just waiting to happen. This is especially important if the devices, gadgets and systems…

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5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Computer. A checklist for shoppers.

A Guide for Buying a New Computer

Even though smartphones and tablet sales continue to grow, most people still want to have either a computer at home or a laptop they can take wherever they go. If it’s time to replace your old computer or get a new one for a family member, it’s a good idea to brush up on what…

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Clear your computer browsing history for privacy.

Clear Your Browsing History: It Keeps Your Searches Private

Every time you visit a website, your internet browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, etc.), saves a copy of every page that you visit. This list of web pages – and associated data like title page as well as time and date of visit – forms your Web Browsing History. The web browser software does this…

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