Check these websites for your assignments and tests

Last week, after a student confessed to using a “study guide” site to complete one or more of her homework assignments, I did some Googling. While I think I found what she was using—the words and phrases were changed up—I… Read moreCheck these websites for your assignments and tests

Stay safe: USB condoms, VPNs, and travel routers

USB condoms Let’s start with USB condoms, because, frankly, that’s why you decided to read this post. It’s okay to be honest. We’re friends. The cable you use to charge your phone and your tablet serve as both a power… Read moreStay safe: USB condoms, VPNs, and travel routers

It’s Time to Tighten Your Security

The greatest threat to your online security is the strength of your password. No more excuses. The academic year is over for most of you. Set aside an hour to devote to your online security. You know all those websites… Read moreIt’s Time to Tighten Your Security

Windows 10: Connecting to VPN should be easier than this. And now it is.

I made the jump from Windows 7 to Windows 10. I generally like this upgrade, although connecting to my college’s VPN has gotten much harder. Well, not harder, just more tedious. In Windows 7, I could click on my internet… Read moreWindows 10: Connecting to VPN should be easier than this. And now it is.

Dropbox Selective Sync

Years ago you created a Dropbox account and installed Dropbox on your home computer, your work computer, your personal laptop, and maybe even a work laptop. It was, and is, a great way to access all of your files wherever… Read moreDropbox Selective Sync

Heartbleed: LastPass Can Help!

You’ve probably heard about Heartbleed by now. This Gizmodo article does a nice job explaining what it is and why it’s problematic. How do you know which of the sites you’ve logged into are at risk? How do you know… Read moreHeartbleed: LastPass Can Help!

Are You Safe and Secure? Follow-up Post

If you are going to hand your laptop to a prostitute as collateral while you visit an ATM, might I suggest that you use a service like FolderLock to secure the personal health information of the 652 clients you have… Read moreAre You Safe and Secure? Follow-up Post

Are You Safe and Secure?

Your computer files. Are they locked away from prying eyes? Are they backed up? Are they backed up offsite, away from fire and flood danger? For the most part, I don’t have super-secret data on my computer. I teach psychology…. Read moreAre You Safe and Secure?