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By Charles Miller On several occasions, I have joined the chorus of professionals who are raising alarms over the Internet of Things (IoT) and its vulnerability to hacking. It is already happening that users suddenly find their Internet connection not working, and when the problem is located, it is discovered that their refrigerator or garage [...]

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By Charles Miller A question I have been asked several times now is “How can I disappear?” That question was asked in the context of getting rid of spam emails and telemarketer phone calls. The people asking the question had been overwhelmed with hundreds of spam emails daily and had found that simply changing their [...]

All About Internet Browsers

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By Charles Miller When I was in school, the story went around campus of the girl who failed her driver’s license test. It seems the testing officer told her she failed to set the parking brake, to which she responded “What’s that?” Sometimes I will ask someone to open their browser, and they answer, “What’s [...]

High-speed Connection?

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By Charles Miller   The first problem I needed to deal with when I arrived at a client’s location in New York City was that the speed of his internet connection seemed to be slower than I would have expected for the Big Apple. In fact, the speed did not seem to be any better [...]

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By Charles Miller “The sky is falling! Wi-Fi encryption has been cracked!” That is the way the news of the Krack Wi-Fi exploit was presented in the mainstream news media. As luck would have it on the day that news broke I was working in a client’s office in lower Manhattan and took a walk [...]

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By Charles Miller   Fake Technical Support   Last week in this column, I related the experience one of my clients had with one of the fake technical support companies that advertise on the Internet that they are “authorized” support for many different companies. Much to my client’s credit, she was alert and when the [...]

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By Charles Miller In a recent column I addressed the problem associated with searching for a telephone support phone number and finding a fake rather than a real one. I pointed out that the popular free email services provided by Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo do not offer any telephone support, so you will never find [...]

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By Charles Miller   What is a hashtag   A question from an Atención reader recently showed up in my inbox. The question is “What is a hashtag?” Coincidentally, the question I received arrived at about the same time as the date many people will consider the ten-year anniversary of the creation of the hashtag. [...]

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By Charles Miller The other day I had a brief conversation with someone who asked me why iPads never had any problems with virus or malware. I had to tell him there have been some issues with malware directed on iOS devices, but I did not have the time to elaborate until now. It seems [...]

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By Charles Miller Dia de los muertos, the day of the dead, is one of the most interesting and colorful of Mexican traditions. Every year at this time when I sit down to write this column, I try to think of a technology topic that is at least tangentially related. In the world of Information [...]

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