What Is a Trojan Horse?
Today’s Trojan horses may not be physical constructions like their Greek namesake, but these malicious software codes do act like their predecessor: they sneak into your computer and unleash their forces, often with highly destructive effects. Being the victim of a Trojan horse attack can be devastating — people have had financial information stolen and […]
Modem Versus Router: What You Need to Know
If you have an internet connection and WiFi in your home, then you have two pieces of hardware that make that connection possible: a modem and a router. They were probably installed when you signed up for your current internet plan, either as two small boxes or as one combined unit, but what do they […]
How Do I Maximize My Home Internet Speed?
Few things are as frustrating as a slow, unreliable Internet connection. If you’re having trouble keeping up with the information superhighway, here’s a handy how-to guide to maximize your lagging Internet speeds. 1. Check the Internet speed you’re paying for Your Internet may be slow because you’re paying for a lower-tier plan. Check with your […]
What is a DSL Filter?
If you are one of the millions of people who get their Internet service through Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), make sure you are getting the best possible speed from your connection. Since DSL comes into your home or business via phone line, there are other signals traveling on the same line as your Internet connection […]
How Do I Renew My Computer’s IP Address?
After you decide on an Internet service and setup your home network, your modem and router become your gateway to the Internet. Did you know that they actually have their own language for communicating with your computer and giving you access to the Internet? While it probably isn’t necessary to know everything about this communication […]