What is a VPN? Part 2

Imagine if you will, that you go to a car dealer to buy your first car.  You tell the dealer that your new car doesn’t have to look good or be very large, and it doesn’t have to be classy or have any of the bells and whistles other cars have.  You explain to him […]

What is a VPN? Part 1

Explained via a short story? Sure… Why not?! You’re an employee at a large company, suddenly there’s a pandemic and in order to stay safe, your employer tells you that you have to work from home until further notice.   While you’re packing up important materials to prepare to stay home for an undetermined amount of […]

How To Configure Your Router

So, you got your modem and you’ve plugged the power cord and the co-axel cable from the wall to it.  If you have a combo unit, and other than securing it, that’ll be all you have to do to start using the device, but if you do not have a combo unit, you’ll have to […]

Password Management

So in the beginning of our exhaustive journey to access the internet, most of us started with a simple email address  accompanied by some weak password like “Password1”.  No multi-factor authentication, no automated phone call or text to your phone nothing other than a simple password that you would never forget because you really never […]

What’s Inside A Computer?

Think about the title of this post.  Do you know what’s inside the computer on your desk? Do you know the difference between a desktop and a laptop?  Is the screen on your desk “the computer”?  These and other related questions are constant ice breakers at office parties.  I’m going to start off by saying […]

Protect Your Email

It really feels like just a few years ago that I started hearing about the internet, and specifically email.  I remember having a conversation with a friend over lunch and he was telling me that I should get a Hotmail account.  By this point, I had already heard about the popularity of email, but I […]