Staying safe on the internet is becoming more and more difficult in this day and age. There are many ways that hackers can try to steal your information and gain access to your computer or home network. One of the latest major malware attacks has been on home and small business routers.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has stated that the malware is called VPN Filter and is targeting routers all around the world. This gives these hackers the ability to see and receive private data from any of the devices connected to the router. 

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Public networks are found practically everywhere you go, and it seems that everyone uses it without question. So, it must be safe right? Unfortunately, no. 87% of people admit to taking security risks while on public networks. Public networks gives access to hackers to use Man-In-The-Middle (MitM) to retrieve account information used on unsecure web browsers.

There are two types of websites you should be aware of: First one is HTTP, this type of website is unsecure and is the best way hackers can retrieve information. 

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This is one of the questions we are asked all the time. The answer is simple, the right laptop for you is the one you can afford and is able to handle what you throw at it. So, let’s take it from the top.

Most of our customers start the process by trying to figure out how much a good laptop would cost. I usually advise you decide how much you are going to spend TOTAL first. If you know your target budget, and the salesperson or technician you are working with is knowledgeable and cares, you will end up getting the right product.

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We all go about our day focusing on our job, our day off, that text, the phone call, writing a paper, reading the news, listening to a song, watching a video, or playing a game; all using some form of electronics throughout our day. Most of the time, the safety of our electronics is ignored.

However, most of us put on a seat belt when we get into a car. We don't drink from a puddle of water, we try to avoid moving cars, and we stay away from things that can electrocute us. These are all examples of how we try to keep ourselves safe, yet, more of us aren't as diligent in our efforts to protect our valuable and expensive electronics.

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The short answer is "YES, spend the extra money and purchase a solid state drive (SSD)."

For years, all components making up computers have been advancing at mind boggling speeds. Since I started working with computers back in 1999, the advances have been simply amazing. Most components inside computers have had a major overhaul; all except for hard drives. 

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