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My Dad’s Internet Safety Tips

My dad claims I dragged him into the online world many eons ago–back in the days of Bulletin Board Systems running on a modem or two on an old computer stuck in a closet of some guys house. I do remember accessing a few of my favorite Santa Cruz BBSes when I visited his place one summer. Whether that was the nucleus for his later work with computers or if he was already inclined that way, who knows.
Nowadays, my dad is a computer technician based in the sticks of Northern California. Chances are, if you have a Dell computer in that part of the world and it needed on-site service in the past few years you’ve probably seen my dad. I’m sure all that experience in servicing clients has led to this excellent list of tips to keep you and your computer safe online.


C-List #Cybersecurity Celebrity, Podcaster, #noagenda Producer, Frequenter of shiny metal tubes, Expressor of personal opinions, and of course, a coffee achiever.