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Credit Card Skimmers Are Everywhere

Credit Card Skimmers Can Be Anywhere ATM Machines are a favorite location, but gas pumps too, should be closely examined. By now, most of us have had to replace a credit card due to fraudulent activity in some remote part of the globe.  Someone is buying truckloads of electronics in London with your card.  Currency Continue Reading

Need a New Printer? Go Laser And Save

So your old printer has given up the ghost… When it’s time for a new printer, most people think of inkjets as being the cheapest, and therefore the best deal. As I like to say: “Sometimes yes and sometimes not-so-yes.“ Here are the actual facts. While inkjet printers are, in fact, far less expensive than Continue Reading

One Wrong Click – and Windows 10 is Installed!

Microsoft has recently become even more aggressive in their tactics to get everyone upgraded to Windows 10.  The aggravating popup windows and nagware are becoming more invasive with the latest revision announcing “Windows 10 is a Recommended Update for this PC”.  This appears in conjunction with a proposed time for this “update” to install. Up Continue Reading

Don’t Fall for This Home Invasion Trick

Rubber Band Break-Ins are the latest threat As reported by Jumblejoy, the latest home invasion trick is simple and very dangerous.  It involves stretching a heavy rubber band around the door latch and then banging on the door insistently until someone inside opens the door.  The door is then held in an unlatched state by Continue Reading

Dragged Through the Wringer by GoDaddy

Let me set the stage for this little play. For more than a decade I have recommended against using GoDaddy for any reason. Here is just one reason why. A couple of months ago I took over management of a business website designed in WordPress (not just any WordPress, but Managed WordPress), which is designed Continue Reading

This Week’s Security Risks

Page One – LinkedIn Hacked! This last week, like any other week had its fair share of security attacks.  The most notorious was the LinkedIn hack where 117 Million user name / password combinations were stolen.  Wednesday, May 18, was the date of this event – and yes, if you have a LinkedIn account you Continue Reading

Capital One Email Scam

Every day there is a new scam to steal your financial information. Today’s nefarious example alleges to be from Capital One. If you happen to have a Capital One account (as many of us do), you might be enticed to click on either the link or the attachment (DON’T). Below is the entire email including Continue Reading

Take Precautions During Lighting Season

Spring in Lighting Season in Texas. No matter how many times I see a lightning-damaged computer, I can’t help but marvel at how naive North Texans can be when it comes to lightning and surge protection. You would think (or at least I would think) that living in ‘Lightning Central’, people would understand the importance Continue Reading

Beware of Internship Emails

The latest email Scam is the Internship Request Today’s email scam purports to be someone in search of an internship position. You will notice I have circled in red the immediate give-away items in this message. Your first clue this is a scam is the email address. Anything that ends in .ru is from — Continue Reading