Many people are concerned about their privacy, and some days it feels like it's under attack from all different directions. While not common, at least in most countries, add your isp to the list. (Reminder: your ISP is whomever provides you your internet: a company, a workplace, a neighbor, a parent....)
Also this week:
UEFI is both a good thing and a frustrating thing. Why did UEFI come to exist? (Spoiler: security.)
Windows 10 keeps ... growing ... it seems. What can you do to put it on a RAM diet?
Paypal is perhaps the largest target of phishing attempts we know of. So why do they continue to encourage it?
Have a great week!
Yes. Yes, they can.
The real question is, would they? Probably not. And yet … there are new concerns that they might occasionally even be required to.
If it's of real concern to you, what might you do? I have some ideas.
Continue Reading: Can My ISP Monitor My Internet Usage?
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UEFI is a replacement for the original BIOS that's been running computers for almost a quarter of a century. UEFI allows manufacturers to take advantage of the security capabilities of the machines they produce.
Continue Reading: Why UEFI?
It's actually a topic I touch on briefly in my article Why Is My Machine Slowing Down?
As we get older, we tend to gain weight. The same seems to be true for most software, Windows included.
But more than Windows can make your system seem bloated and slow.
Continue Reading: Why is Windows 10 Using More and More RAM?
You are 100% correct. I agree with you — I wish PayPal didn't do this.
I can guess why PayPal might choose to behave this way, but I can't justify it.
Let me throw out a few ideas.
Continue Reading: Why Does Legitimate Email from PayPal Instruct Me to Click a Link?
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