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Awesome Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

More Keyboard shortcuts than you can shake a stick at.

Turning multiple mouse clicks into a simple press of a key or two may not seem like a lot, but if you are an avid user of keyboard shortcuts you've likely noticed just how helpful they can be. Although memorizing which shortcuts do which functions can be a little daunting at first, it's important to remember not everyone needs to know every shortcut. Learning and using the ones that are most important to you is a great way to enhance your Windows 10 experience.

What’s the difference between memory and hard disk space?

The difference between the various types of things we might call "memory" is a fundamental concept that's often confused. I'll review the basics.

Memory, hard disk, and RAM: I get a surprising number of questions that show a misunderstanding between these most basic of computer terms.

The most common mix-up is that people believe they are the same. While they’re not, I can see how it could be easy to confuse them at a conceptual level. So, let me explain these three terms.

Phishing: How to Know it When You See It

 

Phishing is a way that internet scammers trick you into providing your personal and financial details. Phishing opens the door to identity theft, and more.

I’ve received an email from “This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.” asking for billing details and threatening the end of my MSN service. Contacting MSN resulted in referral to a support alias, but no answer. Is this a problem, or a forgery?

Phishing is a word you hear a lot in the news these days, and this question brought it to mind.

You’re right to be suspicious: this definitely sounds like a phishing expedition.

Phishing: what it is

Phishing is very much like fishing, except that you’re the fish and that threatening email is the bait. If you bite, you run the very real risk of account or identity theft and all the hassle that entails.

Phishing is, essentially, an email message that tries to trick you into taking some action by fooling you into thinking that the message comes from someone official when it does not.

There are three basic scenarios.

10 steps to keep your account from getting hacked

These days hacking accounts seems like a common occurrence. Here are the steps you need to take to prevent losing your account - forever - to a hacker.

My account has been hacked into several times. If I’m able to recover it, it just gets hacked again. Sometimes I can’t recover it, and I have to start all over with a new account. What can I do to stop this all from happening?

The only salvation is in prevention, and this applies to email, social media, and pretty much any password-protected account you might have.

So what can you do to make sure your account doesn’t get hacked into in the first place?

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