Protecting Your “Internet of Things”

The WannaCry/Crypt attacks were a major wake-up call to the IT world that we are highly vulnerable when we’re careless. The ransomware attack should theoretically have failed, because the most recent Windows updates released a full month or two before the attack contained fixes which prevented WannaCry from working. So of course, in theory, everybody’s…

How to Practice Good Password Security.

Think for a moment about how much your passwords protect. Facebook, bank account, e-mail… quite a bit right? You don’t want hackers or other crooks getting in. Your password is your bulwark against the scum and villainy of the cyberworld. Passwords, unfortunately, can be cracked. In fact, it is impossible to make a literally uncrackable…

How To Fix a User Profile Error in Windows 10.

Yesterday, my wife was trying to log on to her Windows 10 laptop when she received a strange error: “The User Profile Service failed the logon. User profile cannot be loaded.” She could not log in to her normal account, instead being given a temporary guest account for access. Neither logging off nor rebooting the…