Password Security Tips

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

PASSWORD SECURITY TIPSCreating a strong password is an essential step to protecting yourself online. Using long and complex passwords is one of theeasiest ways to defend yourself from cybercrime. No citizen is immune to cyber risk, but #BeCyberSmart and you can minimizeyour chances of an incident.SIMPLE TIPS:Creating a strong password is easier than you think. [...]


By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 STEPS TO PROTECTING YOUR DIGITAL HOMEMore and more of our home devices—including thermostats, door locks, coffee machines, and smoke alarms—are nowconnected to the Internet. This enables us to control our devices on our smartphones, no matter our location, which in turncan save us time and money while providing convenience and even safety. These advances [...]


By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

CYBERSECURITY WHILE TRAVELINGIn a world where we are constantly connected, cybersecurity cannot be limited to the home or office. Whenyou’re traveling— whether domestic or international—it is always important to practice safe online behavior andtake proactive steps to secure Internet-enabled devices. The more we travel, the more we are at risk forcyberattacks. #BeCyberSmart and use these [...]


By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

5 WAYS TO BE CYBER SECURE AT WORKBusinesses face significant financial loss when a cyber attack occurs. In 2019, the U.S. business sector had 17% increase indata breaches: 1,473 breaches. Cybercriminals often rely on human error—employees failing to install software patches orclicking on malicious links—to gain access to systems. From the top leadership to the [...]

How to Resize Your Start Menu in Windows 10

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Does your Start menu feel too big or too small? If so, you can easily resize the Start menu in Windows 10 until it’s just right, which can give you more room to pin your favorite items—or reveal more of the Desktop. Here’s how to do it.First, launch the Start menu by either clicking on the [...]

Friendly Computers Web Check-In

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Check-In ProceduresIn support of the local city and state guidelines due to COVID-19 we are changing how we check computers in for repair:We are limiting the number of customers that can be in our stores at one time.We are requiring our customers to practice Social Distancing and maintaining a 6 foot distance to other [...]

Windows 7 will soon be significantly more at risk of ransomware

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

PCs still running when Windows 7 reaches end of life on the 14th of January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after support for patches and bug fixes end.The vulnerability to ransomware of PCs running unsupported [...]

The risks of staying with Windows 7 after End Of Life

By |January 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Windows 7 was released way back in 2009, but there are still around 30% of users globally who still use this operating system.  Windows 7 is one of the most successful OS from Microsoft, and it doesn’t surprise anyone why people would like to stay back. However, its time to move on as Windows 7 is reaching [...]

Seven security tips for staying safe on an iPhone

By |September 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Seven security tips for staying safe on an iPhoneiPhones have a reputation for being notoriously secure. After all, they caused quite the kerfuffle between Apple and the FBI because they are, from the FBI’s point of view, too secure. However, don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security. Using an iPhone is not [...]

10 things to know about Facebook Messenger and surveillance

By |September 1st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Find out what happened, what you can do to protect your privacy, and why big tech companies are paying people to listen to youFacebook controversies come and go, but a recent issue involving the surveillance and transcription of users’ conversations seems particularly troubling to government officials, privacy watchdogs, and users. Here are answers to 10 [...]

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