Former columnist for the Los Angeles Post Examiner, the Baltimore Post Examiner, and Gatehouse News Service

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Ransomware, Malware, Etc...Protecting Your Digital World

Recently I was the victim of a ransomware virus. I couldn't believe it - an unknown, shadowy figure or figures was offering to restore my files - which now looked like a mass of hieroglyphics when opened - if I would send them $300 (Visa, Discover and Paypal gladly accepted.) What?

The worst part is - I need my computer for all my work, and I should know better. Back up, back up, back up!

Read on, friends - and take steps to protect your computer, of you haven't already.
Have a great week!

http://lapostexaminer.com/protect-you-computer-at-all-times/2015/03/24

Thursday, March 5, 2015

New England Shoots for Record Snowfall

Hello Readers,

It may seem somewhat redundant to talk about the weather at this point, what with spring right around the corner, and all. Plus, haven't we talked it to death - at the gas station, the coffee shop, and the office?

Unfortunately, being redundant has never stopped me before, so I covered the (almost) record-breaking snows of 2014-15 in my latest column. So grab a cup of hot chocolate (or, for those pesky optimists, an iced tea), and say goodbye to the snow with my latest effort!

Read on here: http://lapostexaminer.com/winter-2015-time-withdraw-gracefully/2015/03/05