Tech Corner – Social Media Is Here to Stay

South Boston Today Peter Ostashen Social media has become a powerful tool that people have incorporated into their daily lives. The first thing some people do when they wake up in the morning is open Facebook, check in on their friends to see what they are up to, and then open Twitter  to check on […]

Watch Out Comcast – Google is Coming….

South Boston Today Guest Contributor Peter Ostashen Comcast and the like better watch their backs because Google is coming on strong. They are launching their next generation Internet service and are targeting large cities. They are offering speeds 100x faster then its closest competitor and are giving their customers cable TV access over the same […]

Always Re-Evaluate Your Contracts

You may or may not know it but your cable company and your cell phone companies are only nice to you every 23 months because that is typically when your contract expires.  During that time they are trying to sign you up for a new contact with a price locked for 2 years to ensure […]

Too Many Options – Home Entertainment

By Peter Ostashen If you have walked into your local electronics store lately to look for a new TV, DVD player, or surround sound system it can be quite a daunting task. If you look on the shelves or on the display wall there tends to be over one hundred different combinations. TV’s have too […]

Identity Theft

By Peter Ostashen   Identity theft is a major issue in the world we live in today. “According to various websites 15 million Americans have their identities stolen every year costing over 50 billion dollars in damages.”[4] There is no foolproof method to protecting yourself from an attacker especially if provide value in the attacker’s […]

Updates, Updates, Updates

As a follow up to our Java article from a few weeks ago, it is important to keep all of your software packages and systems up to date. Every vendor releases updates at their own pace and it can be a daunting task to keep things up to date. Most vendors want you to turn […]

How is South Boston Described on the World Wide Web

We were curious as to how Wikipedia characterized South Boston to its worldwide audience. Well, here it is reprinted. South Boston is a densely populous neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located south and east of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. One of America‘s oldest and most historic neighborhoods, South Boston was formerly known […]

Does Your Online Presence Exist?

In this day and age we live in a society where the Internet and computers rule the world. The majority of the populations have smartphones and people spend time online whether they are shopping or visiting various social networking sites. People want to be able to find things to do, places to go, and purchase […]

Major Java Vulnerability… BEWARE

South Boston Today Guest Contributor Peter Ostashen If you have seen in recent days there is a critical vulnerability in the Java plugin that is developed by Oracle. The exploit can be taken advantage of when a computer running a vulnerable java version views a compromised website. The website can load some infected code on […]

Is Your Password Strong?

The first line of defense to protect your online identities is your password. When choosing passwords people tend to take it for granted and don’t stop and think what would happen if someone were to figure out my password and break into my accounts. Some tips when selecting passwords for your accounts are as follows. […]