Sponsored review of the mobile app & web service “Know Your Stuff” which lets you create a digital inventory of your properties for insurance records.
Warning about a malicious Word macro that comes as an email attachment with “_contract.doc” as part of the file name. Also contains analysis about threat.
How to set up OpenVPN with the NETGEAR WiFi router on a smartphone for secure connectivity on your own private network. Discusses iOS configuration.
Review of the NETGEAR Arlo Q – a high-definition WiFi security camera with 2-way audio, night vision and free cloud storage. And it’s powered by a wall plug!
Internet of Things devices need security as do other devices within your home network. Bitdefender BOX has a new hardware approach to provide security.
Should brick & mortar stores be allow to ask for children’s email addresses or should laws similar to COPPA apply? A concerned father’s thoughts.
Watch out for this Google Docs Phishing Scam as it looks very legitimate. I almost fell for it. Here are the warning signs and what to look out for!
Review of the Ring doorbell which gives you a motion detection video camera with 2-way voice dialog and a doorbell that rings anywhere you are connected.
Watch out for a telephone scam supposedly from the United States Treasury. It’s not! Tips to avoid falling victim to a telephone scam.
Review of the Schlage Sense – an iOS-connected, motorized touch-screen security dead bolt with a backlight keypad.
Instead of restricting children’s smartphone usage, use AT&T Smart Limits to monitor and make discoveries for later discussion. Here’s how.
Review of the NETGEAR Arlo video security system, an easy-to-setup, no-wires, HD camera security system for your home or business.
I receive a lot of advertising and guest blogger solicitations on my site. To set the record straight, I don’t currently allow guest blogging and the advertisers I choose must be reputable, well-known, and/or part of a network. This morning I received an email via my contact form from a “Josephine Bergson” from “the LLT Consulting company” who said they wanted to place banner ads on my website, stating they could “pay up to $950.00/month.” Wow, I thought, that’s a pretty high rate. But when you get these types of “offers,” as a blogger, you need to be very careful about …
I was recently asked by a reader of my site (Denise) if I could put together a chart that lists out some of the main social media sites used by tweens and teens and if I could provide some commentary on how they are dangerous (or not) for kids – essentially, a Parents Guide to Social Media apps used by kids. As my kids are either in the social media age or quickly entering, I definitely do have some opinions. But, I don’t want to be alarmist. There are a lot of factors that determine whether or not a particular …
Back in mid-2012, I wrote an article about the “dangerous” combination of Kik Messenger and Instagram. The article turned out to be quite popular (and controversial) in a few ways. Parents didn’t know about Kik nor how the “Kik me at” functionality was working with Instagram. Over 2 years later, Kik Messenger has taken a new approach to privacy and how strangers can or cannot interact with users. I received an early briefing on the new version of Kik Messenger and while I haven’t actually had hands-on experience with the app, what has been outlined seems to be potentially a …