Author: Darryl MacLeod

Total posts: 12

Security Best Practices for Your Windows 10 Computer

Security Best Practices for Your Windows 10 Computer

Posted on November 18, 2019 - by Darryl MacLeod

Windows 10 comes with tons of great features for your business, including privacy and security tools for hardening your computer. This guide gives you our top tips and best practices for ...

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How to Encrypt a Hard Drive with BitLocker in Windows 10

How to Encrypt a Hard Drive with BitLocker in Windows 10

Posted on September 18, 2019 - by Darryl MacLeod

Encryption is key to making sure that your data is protected. It's also an easy best practice to include in your security policies. The encryption process can vary between systems ...

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How to Disable Automatic Login in Windows 10

How to Disable Automatic Login in Windows 10

Posted on September 15, 2019 - by Darryl MacLeod

When you first set up a new PC with Windows 10, you create a user account which is set by default to log in automatically at startup. This likely isn’t ...

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How to Enable Auto-Updates in Windows 10

How to Enable Auto-Updates in Windows 10

Posted on February 7, 2019 - by Darryl MacLeod

Updates in Windows 10 are critical for keeping your systems secured. Cybersecurity specialists send alerts and reminders to businesses and government agencies on a regular basis about installing updates. A flaw ...

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Strong Passwords and 4 Types of Passwords You Should NEVER Use

Strong Passwords and 4 Types of Passwords You Should NEVER Use

Posted on March 1, 2018 - by Darryl MacLeod

Strong passwords are a good defense against persistent cyber attackers but weak passwords can be the entryway to confidential data and operating systems. While there are so many types of ...

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How To Turn on The Firewall in Windows 10

How To Turn on The Firewall in Windows 10

Posted on February 15, 2018 - by Darryl MacLeod

You might be required to enable the Windows Firewall by your job. Or disable it to use alternative software based on your company's security policies. In Microsoft Windows 8 and 10, you ...

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How to Disable Remote Access in Windows 10

How to Disable Remote Access in Windows 10

Posted on February 14, 2018 - by Darryl MacLeod

Remote access effectively allows you to control everything on your computer as if you were directly connected to it. In Windows 10, you can do this through the Windows Remote Desktop ...

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How to Set Up File Backups in Windows 10

How to Set Up File Backups in Windows 10

Posted on February 13, 2018 - by Darryl MacLeod

Routine file backups are an essential way to protect against losing any important data on your hard-drive. Windows 10 comes with tools and features that make backing up your data easy. ...

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How to Check for Viruses Using Built-In Tools in Windows 10

How to Check for Viruses Using Built-In Tools in Windows 10

Posted on February 9, 2018 - by Darryl MacLeod

A Windows 10 virus can infect enough computers to make news headlines, taking down operations for big businesses or even government agencies. Windows 10 is now the most popular operating system in ...

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How to Use a Password Manager

How to Use a Password Manager

Posted on February 5, 2018 - by Darryl MacLeod

Password managers are great. We all know the struggles of staring at the computer screen trying to remember the password to a login. Thankfully, password management tools exist to save ...

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How Do I Set a Windows Screen Saver Password?

How Do I Set a Windows Screen Saver Password?

Posted on January 18, 2018 - by Darryl MacLeod

A password-protected screen saver can protect your computer for those moments when you need to step away for a coffee refill. THIS GUEST BLOG COMES TO US FROM COMPUTER HOPE (...

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Email Security: A Phishing Tale

Email Security: A Phishing Tale

Posted on July 5, 2017 - by Darryl MacLeod

Email phishing is tricky - it often comes from a sender you already know and trust. A few weeks ago my wife told me that she got an unexpected email ...

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