I really enjoy computers. I love teaching people what I have learned over the past 20 years. I am college educated and have multiple computer certifications. However, most of what I know (that really matters) I taught myself. There is no real substitute for experience.
There is always a cybercriminal (hacker, script kiddie, etc.) awake somewhere in the world thinking of a new way to steal personal information, creating a new virus, scam or someway to get your money. My goal with this blog is to keep people aware of what is going on and share tips and information they can use to keep their computers and data safe.
I love teaching (training) people how to get the most out of their technology investment, especially when it comes to computer security. I truly enjoy taking the mystery and fear out of technology that some people have. I have always believed:
- Always be suspicious. Online crooks (hackers) are getting craftier all the time.
- Don’t ever think that you are too small for hackers to target you. They may not be after your money, but after control of your computer to attack other computers.
- You are smarter than the computer.
- The computer is just a tool.
- Take care of your equipment and it will take care of you.
- SAVE EARLY AND SAVE OFTEN. Loosing important files and information is never fun. Have a backup plan for BOTH your data and operating system.
John L. Jones