Ro: The one we use is Darin's Boot and Nuke. DBAN.org I beleive
Seeking, no, unfortunately is is too easy to do... for example a lesser form of that is when you call from work, your direct line, but instead on the other side of the line they see the company main number
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Guy: they are NOT safe at all. Always assume that everything you do and type on a public wifi is available with others.
Bob, you can look into the comments in the app store where the programmers cant control the comments from the consumers. Trajectory and time in the market are also great indicators
Trickier Tony but a computer expert can still take the drive out and wipe it for you or... be sure to see Consumer Watchdog Jenn Strathman's information on the Solid Waste Authority.
Snowbird, if you download a program that stores the passwords on your computer, than they would need to get access to your computer to find that information. You will be safe as long as you keep your computer protected.
Unfortunatley Seeking... you don't. The entire NSA scandal was all about that issue specifically.
Bob, you always have to be careful about free services, but in this case it comes from Symantec, a reputable company in the PC security business
Glad you are enjoying it Ro!
Bob, I would not recommend storing your passwords in the cloud in most situations. There are too many variables with getting the data to and from your computer to ensure that your vital password information will stay protected.
Rhonda.... I would suggest taking it to the apple store as it would seem it's a malfunction.
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Sandra, do you mean an android phone? if so, you can turn off tracking in location services under the phone settings
Ro, If you have adequately protected your Wifi antenna than there is no need to turn off your antenna at night. If you have not adequately protected your wifi antenna, than shutting it off will not protect you. (continued...)
You would never take candy from a stranger but many of you do that all the time online. Be very careful of the free apps you download. MANY contain spyware hidden in them.
Adequately protecting your wifi system requires the following: Use WPA encryption on your device. (NOT WEP, they look similar, but WEP is almost useless anymore). When selecting a password, make it complicated, and make it at least 26 characters long (that's not a typo, I mean 26).
Seeking, that is a great policy to go with.
Ro, Apple does screen their apps before putting them on the Apple store. Amazon and GooglePlay have similar screening programs. However, not every application comes from those locations.
Sorry Joe, not aware of that service
Love that app Pierce. Free for home users. Great tip!
Ro, generally speaking, it is safe. All major smartphone platform vendors screen their apps.
Be careful though, Pierce, MBAM is an antispyware solution, it is not a complete antivirus solution. They have similar results, but you do need to protect against both spyware and viruses.