When Bad Things Happen to Good Computers

No one wants to think about being hacked, but it can happen.  I just read a great article from LifeHacker-What to Do When Someone Gets Unauthorized Access to Your Computer .  Toward the bottom of the article there are some good tips on prevention.

Be safe out there.


Protecting Your iPhone

For a long time, Apple users have had a sense of invincibility – Macs haven’t been victims of massive virus infections.  In short, we’ve – and I include myself – have become a little – no, a LOT – complacent.

Time to wake up and take a hard look at reality.

Let’s just talk about iPhones today.  There are some basic things you should already be doing like setting your phone to lock after a reasonable time period, and updating your OS to take advantage of the latest security “fixes”.

Okay – I just sensed some guilty faces.  It’s easy to get out of the habit of updating your phone, isn’t it?  It’s easy to get out of the habit of just backing up your phone, too, isn’t it? You need to do both of these things – regularly.

But wait – there’s more.  I came across an interesting article in Huffington Post’s Tech section today.  Seems that some iPhone users woke up on Tuesday to find that their iPhones had been hijacked, and were being held for ransom.  The phone was still there – they just couldn’t get into it, and the hijackers were asking for money to return control to them.  The rest of the article gives you a simple solution so that this will never happen to you and your iPhone.  Read it.  Do it.  And back up and update your phone while you’re at it!