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  1. Windows Servers
    Hi everyone, I downloaded XAMPP. So I have php and Apache Web Server MySQL. I do not want to run a server 24/7. Just a few hours per day, to host a website, when I am not using my laptop for other stuff. Does anybody know how I can do this? And if it is safe security wise? Thanks Larry
  2. General Computer Security
    Hi, received a message from google recently advising that ‘third party apps and devices’ using only email/password to log in to google will be blocked from May 30. I understand the third party app component however will my computer be blocked from accessing my account?? Very confused
  3. Windows 10 Support
    Over the coming holiday I will not have access to my computer but will have to DL some work files. The files may contain PII so I need to know if I DL directly to a secure thumb drive will there be any residual left on a Win 10 PC? I'm guessing that the DL folder will show the name and that's OK...
  4. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    Crime, and the terror it can cause, is unavoidable. It’s everywhere you go and it can never be truly stopped; suppressed and contained, yes, but never ended. All over the world we have seen the awful attacks that put us in fear and have us questioning our safety. When your own government is...
  5. General Computer Security
    I just read an article on Mark Zuckerberg in which there is a photo with a casual inclusion of his computer - with the camera and microphone TAPED OVER! Mark Zuckerberg is just as paranoid as the rest of us - NY Daily News I have been doing this myself ever since my latop camera "popped on"...
  6. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    Trucking fleets are more common than you may believe. American company, U-Haul built an enterprise just on people renting their trucks for moving and transferring goods. People of business will know that they may not be able to function without the usage of their truck. Moving goods and...
  7. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    Introduction Most people are aware of the need to use passwords to protect their accounts online, and in many cases it is mandatory. It is highly recommended that passwords be strong, are not written down and are different for each account. In practice, however, many people use simple...
  8. Mac Support
    This world is digitally controlled, operated, and powered by computers. Every action we do today involves the use of a computer, whether that action be reading this review, driving your car, or ordering a meal at a restaurant. At the end of 2014, the United Nations stated that over three...
  9. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    During my time with a previous employer, I noticed that the security team there took precautions against malware by creating multiple security banners about the potential dangers of viruses. Their purpose was to spread awareness of how malware can be everywhere and it can even go portable...
  10. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    Three months after the end of Microsoft support for Windows XP, Oracle has taken a quiet approach to end all support for their for Java running on the Windows XP platform. With quarterly security updates, Oracle has stated that the upcoming July 15th updates will not be available for Windows...
  11. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    After major data breaches in the United States to companies such as Target and Neiman Marcus, Congress is pushing down on businesses to adopt a new type of smart card. When you look at your credit card, you will notice the black magnetic strip on the back of the card. This strip is how we use...
  12. Computer Security News
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is a powerful anti-malware application that assists Windows computers in removing and protecting against numerous threats including, but not limited to, worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, etc.. Used by our security team here at Tech Support Forum...
  13. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    It’s no surprise that in a world of internet connected technology there are people out there looking to steal or hack your devices. Since the beginning of the internet there have been millions of different types of malware created, just waiting to infect your PC. As our world moves into the...
  14. Smart Devices | General Topics
    There’s a neat tool in Exchange Server 2010 that you may utilize in case a company smart phone (e.g. Android, iPhone, Windows Phone, etc..) has been misplaced, lost or stolen, to protect all the sensitive data stored on that phone. You may perform a remote wipe of the data on the mobile phone...
  15. Computer Security News
    I've been doing some crystal ball gazing and thought I would share with you my thoughts for the year ahead. Judging by the way that mobile malware has been increasing over the last year, I suspect that this trend will continue. Android will come under increasing attack and users will need to...
  16. Computer Security News
    One of the most well-known ways of protecting your computer from viruses and hackers is to use an anti-virus program. These programs scan your computer for malicious software and alert you to their presence - they will usually attempt to remove the virus for you also or, alternatively, place the...
  17. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    Major web host and domain registrar  GoDaddy  is currently experiencing downtime, after what appears to be a major attack on the site. At time of publication, the main GoDaddy.com site is down, as are thousands of websites and e-mail accounts hosted by the company. While it’s not unheard of for...
  18. Networking Support
    How certain are you that no untrustworthy individuals or unauthorized activities can access your network? Are your network files safe? Do you have some security protection (software and hardware) to keep your vital documents safe in your computer? How important is it for you to guard all your...
  19. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    Starting on Monday, thousands of Australians were sent a text message simultaneously stating that they would be murdered unless they paid up five thousand Australian dollars (£3,311). Police believe the fraud is the work of an organized crime gang, although it is not known if they are based in...
  20. Articles, Tutorials & Reviews
    The World Wide Web can be a dangerous place, even though there are so many fun things to do online. Even "safe" websites like Facebook, Twitter, or your favorite news website can hold malicious software that can harm your system. Below are many steps on how to speed up your slow internet web...
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