👍 #905 - What's a QR Code?
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QR Codes can be a security risk
Apparently millions of people opened themselves up to a possible security problem because their curiosity got the best of them. They scanned a QR code without giving it a second thought. It wasn't malicious, this time. That second thought they didn't give? It should be your first.
What's a QR Code? has all the spicy details.
Also this week:
- Router vs. Wireless Router vs. Wireless Access Point -- they're all different. Sort of.
- No, I won't recover your password. What to do instead.
- Windows at the nuclear power plant? Yikes!
As always, links below.
We had lots of new Mac stuff to talk about. I also discussed how I make some of my transcripts (with examples of the results). The cool tool that is PowerPoint, and of course the always present "much more".
Have a great week!
What's a QR Code?
Why you shouldn't scan them recklessly.
QR codes are a nifty way to encode web addresses and other text in a way that's easy for your smartphone to decode, but they are not without risk.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
What's the Difference Between a Router, a Wireless Router, and a Wireless Access Point?
|Terminology around routers and access points can be quite confusing. I'll describe each, how they relate, and why the differences matter.|
Would You Please Recover My Password?
|Every day, I'm asked to reset lost passwords, recover hacked accounts, or retrieve lost information in them. Here's my answer.|
|Scanning your nuclear power station's Windows computers for malware can present some challenges if the machines have been secured properly.|
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How Do I Scan Nuclear Power Station Computers Without an Internet Connection?To scan your nuclear power station's Windows computers for malware without an internet connection can present some challenges if the machines have been secured properly.
Would You Please Recover My Password?Every day, I'm asked to reset a lost password, recover hacked accounts, or retrieve lost information in them. Here's my answer.
What's a QR Code?A QR code is a nifty way to encode web addresses and other text in a way that's easy for your smartphone to decode, but they are not without risk.
What's the Difference Between a Router, a Wireless Router, and a Wireless Access Point?Terminology around routers and access points can be quite confusing. I'll describe the difference, how they relate, and why the differences matter.
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