Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This Blog is Changing

I have not posted anything on this blog for quite a while. I did not not receive any feedback therefore I believed that there was not sufficient interest to continue posting.

The new purpose of this blog is to post the Internet address of websites that provide free, computer tutorials. I have always believed that the best way to learn about computers is with self-paced, interactive lessons. 

I was be happy to receive suggestions for sites you have found to be helpful.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Facebook tool helps out stalkers

Security experts have demonstrated Facebook Pwn, a Java tool which uses social engineering to obtain personal details of Facebook users that are not publicly accessible

The tool starts out by setting up a fake account which attempts to befriend all of the target's contacts. The attacker picks out one of the victim's friends whose identity he can adopt and the tool steals this friend's name and profile picture for the fake account. The tool then uses the fake account to submit a friend request to the target – the target is confronted with a familiar name, a copy of their friend's photo and a list of mutual friends.

If the friend request is accepted, the tool downloads the victim's personal data and photographs so that even if the victim detects and unfriends the fake account, the attacker can still peruse these at their leisure. The information obtained can be used for other targeted attacks (spear phishing) or stalking. 

Do you still like Facebook?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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Monday, September 12, 2011

In Pictures online tutorials

Learn With Pictures, Not Words.

In Pictures online tutorials are based on pictures, not words. They're the easiest way to learn computer subjects.

They're Free! In Pictures online tutorials are free for anyone to use. There's nothing to buy or download.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Dangerous Downloads on Legitimate Websites & Search Engines

There are a large number of websites that provide useful reviews and what seems like easy ways to download free software. Unfortunately, these websites also sell ads and allow advertisers to use well known software as keywords in their ads. The result is users often end up with software they can’t remove from their computer instead of what they were looking for.

After you read Bill's article, I recommend downloading his WinPatrol. It will help you stay safe on the Internet. Don

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Should I Change My Password? has been created to help the average person check if their password(s) may have been compromised and need to be changed.

This site uses a number of databases that have been released by hackers to the public. No passwords are stored in the database. 

Friday, September 02, 2011

The Best Free Antivirus Software

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 scored better than most of the commercial competition in antivirus tests. It also gets high marks from independent labs. Now that AVG free integrates with other AVG products and includes useful bonus features, it's literally a priceless Editors' Choice product.  Read the entire review.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Free Children's Books Online

This is a listing of sites that legally offer free books, for reading and listening (audio), for children. All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute.

A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Probably the Best Free Security List in the World

The products are almost exclusively free with some exceptions: products where there is no free alternative, good products that offer a lifelong license, and exceptional products. In some cases the links point to executables (A file in a format that the computer can directly execute). In such cases replace [dot] with . and the link will work.

  • Realtime protection
  • Tools for virus removal
  • Online-scanners
  • Firewalls
  • Browser security
  • Privacy
And much more...

Friday, August 26, 2011

pixlr - A Great Online Image Editor

If you have a permanent internet connection on your computer, there are lots of applications that can be accessed "in the cloud" for free, and thus no longer need to be installed on your PC. With this image editor you no longer have to keep an editing program installed on your computer.  Whenever you want to edit a picture, just go to  You also no longer have to worry updating the application.

Your pictures remain on your computer for safekeeping, and you only move them to the web temporarily when you want to edit them.  

  • Pixlr-o-matic for iPhone and iPad
  • Pixlr Express for a quick fix or cool one-click effects
  • For Firefox and Chrome users install Pixlr Grabber addons 
 Click below and check this out. What a find!!!