Life without a Microsoft Account? (5/14/22 Part 2)

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You get a new computer and it wants you to make a Microsoft Account. Yay? Do I HAVE to use an MS Account with Windows 11? Why would you want one? Why wouldn’t you? How can you NOT have one? Well, we answer that and more! Join Jonathan, LD, and Sam as we talk about that! https://www.extremetech.com/computing/324134-i-will-never-use-a-microsoft-account-to-log-into-my-own-pc https://www.extremetech.com/computing/299341-microsoft-needs-to-stop-screwing-with-local-accounts-in-windows-10

We were the fools and forgot World Backup Day! (4/9/22 Part 2)

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Did you know March 31st is World Backup Day? And they do it at the end of March so you’re not an April’s Fool? World Backup Day 2022 We did. And we forgot. D’oh! So, we talked about it! Things to do, to look into, and to think about! And don’t forget our show archives have TONS on backups too!

Teaching Kids about the Internet (3/26/22 Part 1)

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Kids go online. For school, for fun, for everything. But are they ready for it? Teaching Kids Internet Safety And are you ready to talk to them about how to keep safe online? https://resources.uknowkids.com/blog/bid/159129/10-Things-to-Teach-Your-Kids-About-Internet-Safety https://www.dhs.gov/employee-resources/news/2022/02/22/internet-safety-kids https://www.justice.gov/coronavirus/keeping-children-safe-online

What can you do about Disinformation? (3/5/22 Part 2)

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Unfortunately, the world is an interesting place right now. Over the years we’ve seen governments and bad actors spreading misinformation, trying to raise a fuss, and make online life a bit more misleading than it should be. Well, turn that up to 11! Disinformation in 2022 So, what can you do? https://www.brookings.edu/techstream/how-disinformation-evolved-in-2020/ https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fix-internet-roger-mcnamee-christopher-wylie-maria-ressa/ https://www.state.gov/disarming-disinformation/ https://static.wixstatic.com/media/2cf5f9_077de61b35f1453295903e378e80948e~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_600,h_800,al_c,q_85,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/How_to_Spot_Fake_News.webp https://www.themarginalian.org/2014/01/03/baloney-detection-kit-carl-sagan/ https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/

Malware and your Digital Defenses (2/26/22 Part 2)

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We’ve been talking about malware and badware. What can you do about it? Digital Defenses 101 – Malware, Part 2 Well, its time to talk about defenses! Anti-virus, anti-malware, and more! https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-malware-removal-and-protection-software https://www.techradar.com/best/best-malware-removal https://support.apple.com/guide/security/protecting-against-malware-sec469d47bd8/web https://www.malwarebytes.com/pricing

Digital Defenses 101: Firewalls (2/12/22 Part 1)

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What is a firewall? Is it hardware? Software? What does it do? Is it in your computer or somewhere else? Digital Defenses 101 – Firewalls We talk about it! https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/what-is-a-firewall-6870c88d-69b6-4db4-9cb1-0e4afa7a8603 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firewall_(computing) https://its.ny.gov/sites/default/files/documents/beginners-guide-to-firewalls-2012.pdf https://lifehacker.com/how-to-turn-your-computers-firewall-on-and-off-for-begi-5805326 https://www.pcmag.com/how-to/do-you-need-a-personal-firewall https://www.howtogeek.com/205299/how-to-ensure-your-home-router-has-the-latest-security-updates/

Digital Defenses 101: Backups (2/12/22 Part 2)

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Nobody likes eating their vegetables. Nobody likes doing laundry. Nobody likes emptying out the cat’s litterbox. Nobody likes backing up. Digital Defenses 101 – Backing Up It’s a dull, ordinary, boring task that nobody really likes doing, everyone should do, and often doesn’t get done. ¬†https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-beginners-guide-to-pc-backup https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-cloud-backup-services-for-business https://www.acronis.com/en-us/articles/backup-rule/ https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/business/resources/3-2-1-backup-method/