Managing E-Mail and Spam

I receive a lot of questions about managing e-mail and how to prevent spam.  While there is no perfect system, you can manage your e-mail messages and still get everything you need to do done. Guard your e-mail address. Be careful when and how you use your primary...

Identity Stolen? Here’s What to Do.

A few years ago I was traveling on business and got a strange call from Home Depot Credit asking that I call them as soon as possible.  When I called, they stated that they thought it was odd that I would open another account since I already had one.  I never opened...

Secure Your USB Drives Easily

USB storage pricing has come down and they have replaced other types of portable storage. There is one problem that many people do not think about though…data security. If you lose your USB drive anyone can access the files you put on it.  You can make any...

You’re not annonymous online!

The Chicago Tribune ran an article about a Buffalo Grove trustee who sued the Daily Herald newspaper (see their article here), forcing it to reveal the identity of a poster who had an online debate with her son and posted disturbing statements just after the trustee...