Even Big-Name Sites Are Unsafe

Even Big-Name Sites Are Unsafe

What do the NY Times, the BBC, Newsweek, The Hill,  MSN, AOL, the Weather Network, the NFL, and Realtor.com all have in common? Their popular websites recently served up ads that stealthily try to infect visitors computers with ransomware and other nastiness. The...
Windows Tracking Sneakily Added to 7 and 8 – UPDATE

Windows Tracking Sneakily Added to 7 and 8 – UPDATE

In its burning ambition to get everyone to use Windows 10, Microsoft has now gone so far as to actually hide a splash advertisement for the new operating system within a security update for Internet Explorer. Not only that, once installed, the ad is not listed in the...
No New Internet Taxes – UPDATE

No New Internet Taxes – UPDATE

UPDATE, Feb. 17 – There have been no new changes to the law, but we’ve been informed that the New Mexico Internet tax situation is a bit more complicated and confusing than the articles linked to below indicate. Even the tax rate quoted may not be exactly...
Watch Out for WordPress Vulnerabilities

Watch Out for WordPress Vulnerabilities

At SWCP, we love our WordPress. This site is run on WordPress, we support the platform and strive to make it as easy and safe to use as possible, and we even host meetings at Ideas and Coffee to discuss how to use it most effectively. After all, WordPress is now used...
Stopping Windows 10 Upgrade – UPDATE 2

Stopping Windows 10 Upgrade – UPDATE 2

UPDATE, Feb. 6, 2016 – It’s starting to look like the reason Microsoft is so determined to move users to Windows 10 is that it is essentially spyware. One independent researcher installed it on a test PC with all telemetry and feedback turned off, and found that...
The Expanse Gets Real

The Expanse Gets Real

Almost exactly a year ago, we first mentioned that The Expanse was coming to Syfy. The first season is half-over now, and we’re delighted to say that the long wait was very much worth it. The series has been rightfully hailed as “the best new science...