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Wi-fi security: Don’t trust a simple password

In the 1997 movie “Conspiracy Theory” Mel Gibson plays the role of a paranoid genius who sees evil schemes everywhere and believes the CIA, KGB and other three-letter agencies are all out to get him.

Windows XP plug pull deadline nears

The end-of-life date for the venerable Microsoft Windows XP grows nearer by the hour, and as April 8 approaches a lot of the people still using XP are finally, belatedly starting to explore their options.

Data protection: good news, bad news

At one time or another everyone has heard a tale that begins with “There’s good news, and there’s bad news …”  Somehow that seems an appropriate framework for this week’s column.

Some technical tips about online dating

This column is scheduled to be printed the week of St. Valentine’s Day so maybe this would be a good occasion on which to touch on the subject of online dating sites.