Back It Up!

One fine day, while cleaning up the files in my computer’s home directory, I accidentally deleted everything. It’s not necessary to relate the whole story, or exactly how it happened that I instantly deleted all of my pictures, music, videos, work files — every. single. damn. thing. The how isn’t as important as the fact…

A Word on Passwords

Every poor schlub who’s ever had to create any kind of account online has been confronted by demands that passwords contain “capital and lower-case letters, numbers, at least one special symbol, three randomly-placed spaces, and your mother’s maiden name in Farsi, etc…” Don’t you hate that? There’s good news! Outside of your company’s system possibly…

Anti-Virus 101

One. Don’t open attachments from people you don’t know. Most folks seem to know this one by now, but let’s call it a friendly reminder. Opening unknown attachments could be likened to sleeping with random strangers — you will get some kind of infection. It’s only a matter of when. Two. Find something other than…