Once again the whole concept of working from home or using your home equipment for work has people concerned.
It's difficult to grasp just what's possible should your employer have prying eyes, or even malicious intent. While they need the technical chops to back it up, just about anything is possible, I'm afraid.
Can My Work Spy on My Home Computer? Three Ways You Might Be Letting Them In, and What To Do covers some of the ways you might be inadvertently giving them access, and what you can do about it.
Other articles this week
Microsoft and their product names -- so often a confusing mess. What's the Difference Between Windows Defender, Windows Security, and Microsoft Security Essentials? tries to clear up one situation.
It's often what you want, but Why Is My Laptop Running Slower When It's on Battery? Where to Look for the Settings You Can Change reviews the power settings you can control to make that speed/battery life trade-off for yourself.
The TEH Podcast
Apple stunned the industry this week, and we talked about it at length in this week's TEH Podcast. I also talked some about my new video camera, recommended the password checkup extension (which is going mainstream), and lusted after the forthcoming Microsoft Flight Simulator release. All that and (of course) more in TEH 104: ARM chips, CamLink problems, New Games and Multiple Passwords.
Ask Leo! Live
I'm postponing the next Ask Leo! Live by one week. Having it on Independence Day didn't seem like a great idea.
The next Ask Leo! Live will be July 11th, at 2PM US PT. I don't have a topic yet, so feel free to make suggestions!
Latest info, as always, at askleo.com/liveinfo.
Ask Leo! on YouTube
I think I've mentioned before that Ask Leo! has a YouTube Channel (askleo.com/youtube will take you there.)
This week I posted a couple of videos that haven't (yet?) made it into articles on askleo.com, so I thought I'd share them here:
The second one was filmed using that new video camera I mentioned in the TEH podcast. It's good, but my technique needs a little work.
Stay safe. Be well. Be kind.
Can they? Sure.
Do they? Maybe. It's easy to do, but hard to manage. It really depends on how you connect to your home machine and how aggressive your company is about tracking you.
Continue Reading: Can My Work Spy on My Home Computer? Three Ways You Might Be Letting Them In, and What To Do
This Week's Articles
What's the Difference Between Windows Defender, Windows Security, and Microsoft Security Essentials?
Microsoft's product naming frustrates me to no end. They seem to have an incredible knack for picking the most confusing names possible and then changing them.
While the names Windows Security, Windows Defender, and Microsoft Security Essentials all seem innocuous enough, what they mean has changed over time. Sometimes they mean the same thing, and sometimes they don't.
Continue Reading: What's the Difference Between Windows Defender, Windows Security, and Microsoft Security Essentials?
Honestly, I'm not surprised.
Let's review why it happens, what steps you might take to control it, and why you might not want to.
Continue Reading: Why Is My Laptop Running Slower When It's on Battery? Where to Look for the Settings You Can Change
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