Have you ever just needed a good cry? Well the people experiencing the “Wannacry” virus are probably feeling that way right now.
Wannacry is ransomware. It encrypts an infected computer’s hard drive and attempts to sell an encryption key to its victims for a cost of $300 to start and then the cost escalates quickly the longer the victim waits to pay. In this episode we talk about the insidiousness of such ransomware and how you can protect yourself.
Wanakiwi – possible WannaCry fix
WannaCry cousin uses your computer to mine Bitcoins
1Password – Password Manager
In the world of Netflix, iPads, Smart Phones and Smart Watches, there is nothing more frustrating than flaky wifi signals, dropped frames, and endless wait times. In this episode I explain 5 things you can do to increase the signal, speed and reliability of your home WiFi network and create harmony and peace in your home! (Ok maybe the last line was a bit much!)
Photo by Pond5
Special thanks to Rick Muscoplat at Family Handyman. You can read his original article HERE
1. Make sure your wifi router is up to date – 802.11 ac dual band is the best readily available and prices are under $100. But if you do not have at least an “N” router, you probably need an upgrade.
2. Update your routers’ firmware.
3. Change the channel
4. Relocate the router – Central and up high
5. Try a range extender
We spend a good portion of our lives in front of our computers. How much time do we spend considering the best input device to use to give us the most comfortable and efficient experience? In this episode I explain the 4 most popular input devices and which one might be the best for you.
B&H Photo Deal Zone
Previous Episode: The Ergonomics of Tech st1314
In this episode I explore one of the most reliable and most robust cloud services on the internet, Dropbox. It is also a great value at FREE for 2 gigabytes of storage space.
Click HERE to sign up for Dropbox and get 2 gb of free storage
Click HERE to sign up for Copy and get an additional 5 gb or free storage for a total of 20gb FREE!
Don’t forget to install the app on one of your devices after sign up and activate the app to get your extra storage space.
To find out more about Copy, listen to episode st1405