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Have my passwords been leaked?

Almost every week there are reports of data breaches happening around the world, where large companies’ data bases of clients personal information are accidentally or by malicious intent leaked onto the internet for all to see.

Often the data breaches include email address and their associated passwords related to that business or online social media application.

If you are concerned that maybe some of your passwords have been leaked or hacked, you can go to the website https://haveibeenpwned.com/Passwords and type in the passwords you use, and see if they are part of any data base that has been breached.

Watch the video below.

Wireless Adaptor Upgrade

Just finished a simple upgrade of a computer's internal wireless adapter with a TP-Link AC1300 PCI Express Adapter.

The existing wireless adapter's drivers could not be updated to run properly on Windows 10, and so was beginning to not pick up all the WiFi SSIDs in its vicinity, and at times would completely drop the signal it was connected to. Time for an upgrade.

The only problem encountered with the install was that the computer wouldn't boot. Even after disabling the internal wireless card the computer still wouldn't start. So one person online suggested putting the new adapter into a different PCIe slot. Why you might ask? Something to do with the configuration of the mother-board, but it worked.

See the video below for a quick overview of the install.

5 simple ways to be more secure

Have you ever wondered, how can I make the computers I use at home and at work, more secure against attacks? With the ever increasing amount of Malware and Ransomware being thrown onto the internet, we must continually maintain a high level of awareness of how our networks are setup, the status of our backups, (do we have any, and if so, do they work?), and am I being Phished by the latest email or text message?

In the video below, I outline five simple ways we can all make our computer networks more secure against cybercrime, without too much effort or expense.