WTAM 1100 – Social Media 101

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – June 4th, 2012

Social media grows ever day, but it is important to remember that there are other networks beyond just Twitter and Facebook. Linkedin, Pintrest and Instagram are also examples of social networks used by an increasing number of people, especially in the older generation.

I had a chance to speak to Bob Frantz on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about “Social Media 101” this morning.

Fox 8 News – Hackers Gain Access to Homes Through Webcams

Fox 8 News in Cleveland put together this story of computer webcams being accessed without authorization through malicious software.

I had a chance to speak to them as a member of Geek Squad on signs that your PC may be infection with malware, such as viruses or spyware.

In general, webcams are not a target for most malicious software, but it’s important to help protect your PC from malware where you can. Keeping your antivirus software up to date and set to scan your computer on a regular basis will help. Making sure your operating system and web browser plug-ins like Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Reader will help as well.

WTAM 1100 – Most Email Viruses Arrive in the Morning

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – February 20th, 2012

According to a recent study, most email viruses arrive between 8am and 9am in the morning. I had a chance to speak to Bill Wills of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about what this means, and how you can help protect your computer from those viruses.

WTAM 1100 – How to Love Facebook’s New Timeline Feature

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – February 6th, 2012

According to some reports, the new Timeline feature for Facebook is disliked by nearly 70% of the people surveyed. However, this latest update to the interface of the popular social networking site is here to stay.

I spoke to Bill Wills of Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about how to make the best out of the new Timeline feature. I also gave advice for checking your privacy settings to ensure that none of your private posts accidentally were made public by the change.

WTAM 1100 – Consumers Looking for Do-Not-Track Software

WTAM 1100 – Geek Squad – January 23rd, 2012

With all the data available about you online, consumers are starting to look to ways to help reduce the amount of information companies can gather from their web browsing habits.

I had a chance to speak to Bill Wills on Cleveland’s WTAM 1100 Newsradio about how websites can track you, what cookie files are and why some are good and some not so much, as well as a few free “do-not-track” programs to help reduce the information about your online behavior that is available.