Category Archives: Tips N’ Tricks

Gmail Phishing Attack

A Gmail phishing attack had users fooled for a time this week. The attack revolved around Gmail users receiving an email from a contact who was on their trusted contact list which asked them to open a Google Doc. From there they were asked to give permissions to a fake third-party Google App named "Google Docs".…
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Public WiFi Security

While convenient, WiFi in coffee shops, malls, libraries airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are often not secure. If you use public WiFi and send information through mobile applications on your smartphone or websites on your laptop or tablet, it might be accessed by someone else. On a recent Girl Talk Segment we discussed…
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VPN Options For Tech Devices

You're sitting in a coffee shop working on your laptop and you see others there on their laptops as well. You ask yourself, "Is anyone trying to hack my computer while I'm here?". If you aren't asking that question, you should be. The use of free public WiFi access does present security challenges. All of the…
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Social Media for Business

Let's talk about small businesses and social media here on Girl Talk, there are folks out there who haven't gotten to dive into it and those who are great at it. Do small businesses need it? Host: Welcome back to Girl Talk. Right now we're talking about a topic that plagues a lot of us,…
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Windows 10 New Features

Windows 10 brings with it a number of new features designed to make your computer more user friendly. But along with features comes frustration at times. [embed]https://youtu.be/6MAVcD91wWk[/embed] Host: I always feel a little enlightened each time we see you because I learn something new. This is something I know nothing about, Ellen sounds like she's…
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Amazing Technology Truths

From movie technology and computer animation to electronic currency we share some technology questions and answers on Girl Talk with Madison Geeks. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLVk3klY46g&t=11s[/embed] Madison Geeks appeared on a May 2016 Channel 57 WI57 WIFS Madison Girl Talk segment to talk about Technology Truths.
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Cyber Spring Cleaning

Cyber Spring Cleaning Spring is a good time to not only clean up around the house or your business, it's also a good time to take care of your technology. Tyler Anderson of Madison Geeks talks to WKOW TV ABC with some tips on how to clean your computer along with some cautions about what not…
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Managing Kids and Technology

"Technology is ruining my children!" "They won't get off the screens!" "Computers make kids fat!" We've all heard parents' war cries against technology and probably have been among those frustrated trying to parent effectively in the age of technology, but if done right, you can turn technology from an enemy into an ally. There are…
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Home Computer Maintenance

What can I do to insure that I'm handling my computer properly? Should have my computer cleaned by professionals on a regular basis? My computer won't turn on. Does that mean my data is lost? [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0YzFsdrM2A[/embed] Kahlal "KC" Cunningham of Madison Geeks appeared on a January 2017 Channel 57 CW57 WIFS Madison Girl Talk segment…
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