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Q: Which OS, Ubuntu or Win 10 will make my laptop last longer?

September 28th, 2017

Q: WHICH OS, UBUNTU OR WIN 10 WILL MAKE MY LAPTOP LAST LONGER? A: I hope you will forgive that I am side-stepping your question, as I think it is the wrongquestion. Computers are tools. The purpose of a tool is to extend or expand your reach, power, speed, capabilities, so that you can do things you could not otherwise...

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Cyber Attack

Equifax Cybersecurity Breach

September 7th, 2017

Equifax Cybersecurity Breach Announced today via the Equifax Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information page https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, between May and July, 2017, criminals were able to access the Equifax database. The criminals harvested Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, driv...

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Computer Routine Maintenance

Spend An Evening With Marc L. Mintz

August 22nd, 2017

SPEND AN EVENING WITH MARC L. MINTZ AT UNM CYBERSECURITY: DOES IT MATTER? UNM presents a special opportunity to learn how to make your business smarter and more secure. The intelligent use of technology can be a defining point between those who succeed in business, and those who fail. Think Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, ...

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Practical Paranoia Security Essentials

Secure Your Digital Life With UNM Continuing Ed

August 22nd, 2017

PRACTICAL PARANOIA SECURITY ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS AT UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION You don't need to be a Microsoft Engineer, Apple Genius, or Google Guru to know state-sponsored system penetration, ransomware, malware, hackers, pranksters, and even a whackadoodle ex or two are out there to get you. You includes your data, i...

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Practical Paranoia Security Workshops at UNM

August 9th, 2017

PRACTICAL PARANOIA SECURITY ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS AT UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION You don't need to be a Microsoft Engineer, Apple Genius, or Google Guru to know state-sponsored system penetration, ransomware, malware, hackers, pranksters, and even a whackadoodle ex or two are out there to get you. You includes your data, i...

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Mintz infoTech client VPNArea

Q: How do I trust a VPN service provider?

July 4th, 2017

Q: How do I trust a VPN service provider? It doesn't matter whether or not you trust them. Unless you do an onsite visit if their facilities, and are permitted full administrative access to their system, no way to have certainty. What matters is: Is the VPN provider located in a country that has no requirement to keep...

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Q: What are the functions of a firewall?

July 4th, 2017

Q: What are the functions of a firewall? Every process on a computer that communicates with another computer (file sharing, printing, web server, etc.) communicates through a logical port. These ports are numbered 1–65,535. For example, when you open a browser page to Quora, your browser goes to the server named www wi...

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Smartphones

Q: How are circuits damaged inside an iPhone?

July 4th, 2017

Q: How are circuits damaged inside an iPhone? Circuits are damaged inside an iPhone the same way they are damaged in any other electronic device: Water. More technically, adequate moisture to short out any two or more adjoining traces while voltage is running through the unit. Heat. Overheating can literally melt some...

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Bitdefender Special Offer

Q Is Windows Defender an Antivirus, or an Anti-Malware?

July 4th, 2017

Q Is Windows Defender an Antivirus, or an Anti-Malware? A virus is a subset of malware. Malware is defined a hostile or intrusive software, and includes: Viruses, Trojan horses, Rootkits, Backdoors, Worms, perhaps more. The terms antivirus and anti-malware are often used interchangeably. If we are using the strict defi...

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Gmail To Stop Scanning For Targeted Advertising

June 24th, 2017

Gmail To Stop Scanning For Targeted Advertising Unless you have been holding out in an ice cave, you already know that I favor using Google for email. My reasons in favor include: Gmail for consumers is free G-Suite for Business is low-priced Huge storage allotment The best anti-malware scanning available Good anti-sp...

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Announcing Practical Paranoia Live Editions

June 22nd, 2017

Announcing Practical Paranoia Security Essentials Live Editions 1440, Johannes Gutenberg creates the first revolution in the written word by inventing the printing press. 2007, Amazon introduces the first e-book reader, Kindle, launching the second revolution in the written word. 2017, The Practical Paranoid LLC introd...

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