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How to Find Spyware Your Employer Installed on Your Computer and What to Do About It

by David Nield, Gizmodo

There are employers and IT departments out there that take an extreme approach to monitoring what the staff gets up to on company-owned equipment. You may not be able to change the policies of the firm that you work for, but you can at least check if and how you’re being watched.

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How to Clean a Computer Screen Safely and Easily

by Christian Cawley, MakeUseOf

Can you read this line? Or is there a splash from a sneeze, or a greasy fingermark in the way? Perhaps another portion of your screen is dirty. The chances are that you don’t clean your screen often enough. In fact, we’re willing to bet that you’ve been putting it off for a while…

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Three Ways to Speed Up a Slow Computer

by Kevin Dupzyk, Popular Mechanics

There are a few simple things you can do that might help

Computers, like humans, all eventually become old and slow. That inevitable truth won’t help you fix the problem though. And even if you don’t want to actually go out and buy new hardware—a new computer, a bigger hard drive, additional RAM, etc.—there are a few things you can do that will get results. 

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Hacker can backdoor your computer and router in 30 seconds with $5 PoisonTap device

by Darlene Storm, ComputerWorld

Samy Kamkar’s PoisonTap can leave a remotely accessible backdoor on your computer and router.

If you lock your computer and walk away, it takes only 30 seconds for a hacker armed with a small $5 Raspberry Pi Zero, which is loaded with devious code, to completely pwn your password-protected computer and install remotely accessible backdoors.

PoisonTap, the latest creation of hacker and developer Samy Kamkar, has a long list of wicked slick capabilities, including the fact that after an attacker removes the device from a USB port, a backdoor and remote access will persist on both your computer and your router. Continue reading Hacker can backdoor your computer and router in 30 seconds with $5 PoisonTap device