Disable UPnP on Your Router


Unless we have a very specific reason for having UPnP (Universal Plug & Play) enabled on our routers at home, it should be disabled in order to prevent potential access from the internet. Check to see if you are at risk by using Steve Gibson's Shield's Up! tool. Once you're there, just click on "Proceed" and then on the yellow button pictured above. If you need help disabling it, please Contact Me.

2012's Worst Passwords and How to Make Them Strong


The passwords we use online are one vital layer of security that prevent identity theft, data theft, account hijacking, and theft of our very real money. The best passwords are at least 12 characters, no actual words (with at least 1 capital letter, 1 number, and 1 special character), and unique - meaning we never use the same password for the different sites we log into. These numerous gibberish passwords are, of course, impossible to memorize which is where password managers come in. Password managers like LastPass (which I have used for years) generate, encrypt, and store all of our passwords and automatically type them for us on the websites we frequent. We only need to know 1 password: the Master Password which unlocks the password manager. For help with setting up LastPass, just Contact Me.

Lifehacker's Top 10 Good Tech Habits Everyone Should Have

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This article is a helpful collection of simple steps we can all take to ensure security, performance, and functionality in our digital lives.

I will continue to post more interesting and informative entries to this blog in order to assist your technical needs. Feel free to comment below or Contact Me.