The Importance of Windows Security

As the number of remote workers continue to climb, safety and security become even more of a priority to OS software. We as Microsoft users understand the basic necessity of keeping our PC safe. Windows 10 includes a built-in app, called Window Security to scan for viruses, along with firewall and network protection.

In the US alone, data breaches fell to an estimated 1.1 billion in 2020. It is predicted, however, that the number of data breaches in the US will rise to over 1.4 billion in 2021.

Source: Safety Detectives
Covered Options

To get the most out of Windows Security, click on the Start Menu and type in Windows Security in the search bar. Choose the first app option. You’ll find it covers all bases, providing:

  • Virus & threat protection
  • Account protection
  • Firewall & network protection
  • App & browser control
  • Device security
  • Device performance & health
  • Family options

From the Virus & threat protection tab, you can quickly scan your PC to find any possible threats.

Dynamic Lock

Windows 10 also provides a helpful little feature to assist those who are susceptible to forgetting to lock their home screen. When your Bluetooth, which must be linked to your computer, is out of range, the feature called Dynamic Lock automatically locks your device or PC. Find this feature by following the directions:

  1. Start Menu
  2. Settings
  3. Accounts
  4. Sign-in Options
  5. Dynamic Lock
  6. Check box “Allow Windows to automatically lock your device when you’re away”

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How to Screenshot by Tapping iPhone Back

If you have an iPhone, you will want to try this feature out!

I just recently found out about this simple, yet wonderful feature on the iPhone. Screenshots can usually be taken by holding down the power button and the volume button simultaneously. It can be frustrating, however, if you don’t, as if not done properly you will just turn off the screen.

Here’s how you can screenshot by just tapping on your iPhone’s back:
  • Go to Settings
  • Scroll down to Accessibility
  • Under Physical and Motor, click on Touch
  • Scroll to the bottom and click on Back Tap

From there, you will find Double Tap and Triple Tap are your options. If you click on one, you’ll find a list of uses, such as Home Screen, Mute, Siri, among others.

Click on Screenshot.

And there you have it. When you double tap (or triple tap, whichever one you chose), a shot of your screen will appear. Super easy and quick! Be sure to check out the list and see if any of them are worth utilizing with the back taps.

Note: I do have a case on my iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the double tap STILL DOES work. I’m unsure if it will work with all cases.


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Windows 10 Update Fixes Printer and BSOD

Reports recently came out of the blue screen of death appearing after users attempted to use their printers.

Certain printers, such as Zebra, Kyocera and Ricoh were among the few printers affected by this Windows 10 issue. However, Microsoft released an update to correct it.

Updates an issue that might cause a blue screen when you attempt to print to certain printers using some apps.

Windows Support

If you are among the users seeing this issue, you can find this optional update under the Windows Update in the Settings app. From there, look for Windows 10 KB5001567. Then download and install it.


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Windows 10 Upcoming Feature Causes Memory Issues

Windows Insiders have been continuing to test features for the upcoming updates. One in particular is the ‘News and Interest’ pop up in the task bar. It will also include weather details, among other information.

According to Tech Radar, the Insiders reported memory issues within this new feature, claiming it used 15MB of RAM.

That’s a decent chunk of memory, especially on older PCs or devices with limited amounts of RAM. If your PC is really struggling for memory, it could result in a degradation in performance.

This won’t be welcomed by people who want their Windows 10 installs to be as clean as possible, and the idea of sacrificing memory to a feature they rarely use won’t be too popular.

Source: Tech Radar

Thankfully, this feature will be optional, so you will be able to disable it once it becomes available.

If you’d like to sign up to be in the Windows Insiders Program, you can register here, accept the terms and you’ll receive a Welcome E-mail. Be certain to read the Important Notice before agreeing to join, as it adds a variety of risks to your computer.


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Google’s Privacy Sandbox

More and more web users are concerned with the amount of data websites are collecting. Online privacy seems more scarce as time goes by.

David Temkin shared a study by Pew Research Center on the Google Ads blog, stating “72% of people feel that almost all of what they do online is being tracked by advertisers, technology firms or other companies, and 81% say that the potential risks they face because of data collection outweigh the benefits”.

However, browser companies are working diligently to remove third party cookies. Firefox and Safari have already put that order into place, although no one seems to know how in depth they go with the removal. Google is intending to move in that direction.

Back in August of 2019, Justin Schuh, the Director of Chrome Engineering wrote a blog post introducing their new privacy enhancing tool called Privacy Sandbox. But what is Privacy Sandbox? The Chrome Developer blog explains:

The Privacy Sandbox initiative proposes a set of privacy-preserving APIs to support business models that fund the open web in the absence of tracking mechanisms like third-party cookies. It was introduced in 2019, and Chrome shared updates on progress in January and October last year.

Source: Chrome Developer Blog

Google will not be utilizing any alternative techniques for tracking, in hopes third party cookies will become obsolete.


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What are Phishing Scams?

Phishing scams are online scams in which hackers attempt to trick users to give them personal credentials. This is usually done by means of e-mails.

These type of phishing scams look legit, as the e-mails contain similar information of the company they’re impersonating. The recipient may have an account with the business, like AOL or Google.

Just recently, AOL was targeted with phishing scams. Some with AOL accounts received e-mails stating if they didn’t verify, their e-mails would be deleted within 3 days. If users ended up verifying, the scam would send the user to a login webpage and given the opportunity, could end up stealing their private information.

“The email reportedly contains a link to an AOL phishing landing page that wouldn’t hold up under scrutiny by an alert user. The page displays a form asking users to enter their login details, before redirecting them to the standard AOL login page as the credentials make their way to the scammers.”

source: techradar

Cybercriminals continue imitating businesses, becoming more knowledgeable and sneaky. According to the FTC, text message scammers are on the rise, attempting to convince people to click on links to receive statuses on package shipments from UPS and FedEx. They also state, “In 2020, the FTC got more than 2.2 million reports about fraud, with people telling us they lost nearly $3.3 billion.”

FTC: How to report phishing scams

Protect yourself from phishing scams by doing the following:

-Try out Carbonite online backup solutions, which will protect your data regardless of any type of attack or problem. This can ensure your important files and data are backed up to a secure cloud storage.

-Use 2-factor authentication, which gives an extra set of security.

-Do not click on any e-mail links that look suspicious. If you’re unsure as to who sent you the e-mail, double check their address to verify its authenticity.


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