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10 Stupid Ways to Mess Up Your PC

August 19, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

10 acts of stupidity that can really mess up your computer.

Is Your AntiVirus Getting a Bad RAP?

August 12, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Bob Rankin evaluates the most recent VB100 AV RAP test results.

Signs You Have Been Hacked

August 05, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Tell tale signs and symptoms that you have been hacked.

New Malware Makes Your PC a Zombie Soldier

July 15, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

A newly discovered strain of malware enslaves PCs and raids them of ‘valuable’ information.

Is AntiVirus Really Free?

June 23, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Take a wrong turn on a download page and you might end up with the Paid version of an antivirus software.

The Future of Hard Drives

June 18, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Your next hard drive might be a combination of ‘magnetic mass storage with the speed of solid-state memory’.

Protect Your PC Against Exploits

June 12, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Easy things you can do to protect against one of the fastest growing threats on the Internet.

How Long Will Your Files Last

May 19, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Did you know common optical discs used for back up — are only expected to last 3 to 5 years.

Are Passwords Obsolete?

May 06, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

Our friend Bob Rankin says our main line of defense from hackers is no longer adequate.

The Geek That Cried Wolf

April 23, 2014 by in Bob Rankin

According to Bob Rankin, some of the dire security warnings circulating in the tech press – don’t pass the ‘smell test’.

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