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Data Doctors: Is your Ring doorbell's security up-to-date? Data Doctors: Is your Ring doorbell's security up-to-date? 11/08/2019 10:37am • Q: How can I tell if my Ring doorbell has the update that protects me from the latest vulnerability? The Ring doorbell is an extremely popular device that millions of households around the world have installed for security purposes. And because it’s so popular, it’s also the constant focus of Data Doctors: Are free password managers safe? Data Doctors: Are free password managers safe? 11/01/2019 12:40am • Q: Are free password managers safe to use? A: Everyone has heard the advice that you need to use long, complex passwords, unique to every account that you use. Unless you have just one or two online accounts, the only way to adhere to these security measures is to use some form of password manager. 50 years since its birth, the internet has meant the death of ... 50 years since its birth, the internet has meant the death of ... 10/29/2019 10:28am • On the 50th anniversary of the first message sent over the ARPANET — the Department of Defense's predecessor to the internet — a lot has changed since the night of Oct. 29, 1969. "Think back to all the things you used to do on a regular basis that you no longer do," said Ken Colburn, founder Data Doctors: How can the 'O.MG' cable be legal? Data Doctors: How can the 'O.MG' cable be legal? 10/25/2019 01:13am • Q: I just learned about the O.MG cable and can’t understand how something like this is legal! A: Security researchers are in the business of constantly tinkering with commonly used technology to see if they can discover new exploits, and the "O.MG cable" is another example of this type of work. Data Doctors: Beware of this 'sextortion' scam Data Doctors: Beware of this 'sextortion' scam 10/18/2019 01:17am • Q: I received an email showing me one of my passwords and that my computer had been compromised. They say they’re going to release my private information and a video they took of me with my computer’s webcam unless I pay in Bitcoin. What should I do? A: This is a long-running variation of wha Column: Is a RFID blocking wallet necessary? Column: Is a RFID blocking wallet necessary? 10/11/2019 12:49am • Q: My new credit card just arrived and has the wireless symbol on it, so should I get an RFID blocking wallet now? A: The move to include "contactless payment technology" on major credit cards has been growing in the U.S., but lots of countries around the world have been using it for quite some t Are wireless chargers bad for smartphone battery life? Are wireless chargers bad for smartphone battery life? 10/04/2019 06:16am • Virtually every device we own that runs on batteries, from smartphones and laptops to electric cars, use lithium-ion in its charging and discharging cycles. Understanding what can harm battery life and avoiding those situations is essential. There are lots of theories on what helps to extend or d Data Doctors: Who should, shouldn't or can't use iOS 13? Data Doctors: Who should, shouldn't or can't use iOS 13? 09/26/2019 11:11am • Q: Should I install iOS 13 and if I do, what improvements will I get? A: Apple’s annual major update to their mobile operating system (iOS) usually brings up many questions for those that own Apple mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPods. With iOS 13, there are a number of devices Data Doctors: Wi-Fi 6 is faster, but do you need it? Data Doctors: Wi-Fi 6 is faster, but do you need it? 09/19/2019 01:16am • Q: What is Wi-Fi 6 and do I need it? A: The use of the term ‘Wi-Fi 6’ is an attempt by the Wi-Fi Alliance, a nonprofit organization that promotes and certifies Wi-Fi technology, to simplify the alphabet soup that Wi-Fi has become. To break it down: 802.11b is Wi-Fi 1; 802.11a is Wi-Fi 2; 802 How to protect yourself from being 'phished' through Google Calendar How to protect yourself from being 'phished' through Google Calendar 09/12/2019 03:59am • Q: Should I now be concerned about using Google Calendar? A: Google’s suite of productivity tools is estimated to have over 1.5 billion users, with Gmail and Google Calendar being the most popular tools. A convenience feature within these tools was recently shown to be an effective way to trick u Data Doctors: Smart-home troubleshooting tips Data Doctors: Smart-home troubleshooting tips 09/05/2019 10:22am • Q: Is there a way for me to reboot my Wi-Fi network when I’m on vacation so I can reconnect to all of my smart home devices? The popularity of smart-home devices has put a whole new emphasis on having a solid internet connection at home. Webcams, motion-sensing lights and your perimeter monitor Data Doctors: Field testing 5G cellular networks Data Doctors: Field testing 5G cellular networks 08/29/2019 01:38am • Q: Have you been able to do any real world testing of a 5G phone yet? A: Two cellular providers have chosen my hometown of Phoenix as an early rollout location for their 5G service: Sprint and Verizon. Sprint provided me with a Samsung S10 5G and a list of 11 locations around town that offer 5G How to protect yourself from KNOB Bluetooth vulnerability How to protect yourself from KNOB Bluetooth vulnerability 08/23/2019 12:07am • Q: How dangerous is the KNOB Bluetooth vulnerability and what should I be doing to protect my phone? A: Security researchers recently discovered a way to intercept a Bluetooth connection between two devices, leading to the ability to plainly view all of the data being transmitted between the two Data Doctors: Beware of tech scams in Google search results Data Doctors: Beware of tech scams in Google search results 08/09/2019 06:05am • Q: I did a Google search for help with a software problem and got an 800 number for support that ended up being a scammer. How can I avoid scam websites in Google? A: Google’s search technology and algorithms are pretty sophisticated, but Google has an ongoing challenge with scammers who are co Data Doctors: How to keep scammers from spoofing your Facebook profile Data Doctors: How to keep scammers from spoofing your Facebook profile 08/02/2019 01:23am • Q: How can I keep scammers from sending a duplicate friend request to all my friends? A: Anyone that uses Facebook has likely received a friend request from someone that they already had a connection with. When these duplicate profiles appear, they aren’t because your account has been hacked
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