#949 – Is Using the Cloud Safe?

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#949 - Is Using the Cloud Safe?
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"Da Cloud"

Particularly after scary news reports of the latest breaches happening seemingly left and right, it's rational to wonder if online sevices -- aka "the cloud" -- are safe to use.

My answer, of course, is a hale and hearty YES! But, ya gotta be sensible about it. You have to realize that you are responsible for your security. What the heck does that mean?

Check out Is Using the Cloud Safe?

Also this week:

  • Faster Computers
  • Secure Routers
  • Reused Passwords
  • Discontinued Product: Macrium Reflect Free

As always, links below.

TEH Podcast

We ended up taking a week off.

Take care,

Leo

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Is Using the Cloud Safe?

Is Using the Cloud Safe?
It's as safe as you want it to be if you use it properly.

As security compromises seem to happen regularly, many ask, "Is using the cloud safe?" It's as safe as you make it.

https://askleo.com/5701

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

How Can I Make My Computer Faster?
What to do when your computer gets slower and slower over time.

How Can I Make My Computer Faster?
The most effective way to speed up a system is to clean it up, have it run fewer programs, and give it more resources.
https://askleo.com/2502

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8 Steps to Securing Your Router
Your first and most effective defense against internet-based threats.

8 Steps to Securing Your Router
Your router is your first line of defense against malicious attacks from the internet. Is yours secure?
https://askleo.com/11107

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Another Reason NOT to Reuse Passwords
Hackers keep track of your passwords if they find 'em.

Another Reason NOT to Reuse Passwords
It's so tempting to reuse passwords, but it's such a bad idea for so many reasons.
https://askleo.com/151962

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Macrium Reflect Free is Going Away
My recommendation for what you should do about it.

Macrium Reflect Free is Going Away
Macrium has announced end of life for Macrium Reflect Free. Here are your alternatives.
https://askleo.com/152585

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Macrium Reflect Free is Going Away

Macrium has announced end of life for Macrium Reflect Free. Here are your alternatives.
https://youtu.be/XugGQNeNAvU

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Another Reason NOT to Reuse Passwords

It's so tempting to reuse passwords, but it's such a bad idea for so many reasons.
https://youtu.be/YvtW_WD8ZEs

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Make Your Computer Faster

The most effective way to speed up a system is to clean it up, have it run fewer programs, and give it more resources.
https://youtu.be/VRr35HYuy6s

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8 Steps to Securing Your Router

Your router is your first line of defense against malicious attacks from the internet. Is yours secure?
https://youtu.be/qJ5rBXkYcXw

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Can an External Drive Fail?

Hard drives fail, and external drives are no different. What to do?
https://youtu.be/ITAQQH5dWmc

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Is Using the Cloud Safe?

As security compromises seem to happen regularly, many ask, "Is using the cloud safe?" It's as safe as you make it.
https://youtu.be/5yZlBOz08SI

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How To Back Up Your Computer

Backing up your computer is critical to avoiding data loss but can seem complicated. I'll give a suggestion for typical users.
https://youtu.be/RlwyEWfyF4w

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Email Hacked? Here's what to do...

If your email is hacked, there are several steps you need to take to get it back and prevent it from being hacked again.
https://youtu.be/cyGO1boOVds

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How Can I Make My Computer Faster?

The most effective way to make a computer faster is to clean it up, have it run fewer programs, and give it more resources.
https://youtu.be/cgPcKTR3x4Y

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