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Simple Tech Tips: Weekly Computer News 5/15/2021

Simple Tech Tips: Weekly Computer News 5/15/2021
By Triona Guidry • Issue #46 • View online
Hi! Here’s your weekly technology news roundup from Simple Tech Tips For Home Computer Users.

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This week Google announced that they’re enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) by default. It’s a great reminder that you should use 2FA on all of your accounts. It’s easier than you think! Here’s my beginner’s guide to get you started.
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Counterfeit electronics not only cost you money, but they can even put your life at risk. Counterfeit batteries, chargers, and other devices often look like the real deal but can have catastrophic safety flaws. Learn how you can avoid the fakes in my latest article for The Northwest Herald.
Other Computer News From Around the Internet
This is good news for consumers, because everyone should use 2FA (two-factor authentication) wherever possible to augment account security. If you haven’t enabled 2FA on your accounts, now’s the time to do so.
Here’s a prime example of the dangers of counterfeit electronics, both to your wallet and to your health. Unsafe batteries and chargers can cause physical injury. Please be sure to purchase your electronics from reliable sellers, and always be on the lookout for fakes.
This article does a good job of explaining why ransomware is such a serious problem for large corporations, and how that ends up affecting consumers. But ransomware can attack at any level, from big organizations to small businesses to individuals.
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