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One Wrong Click – and Windows 10 is Installed!

TweetMicrosoft 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

TweetRubber 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

This Week’s Security Risks

TweetPage 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

TweetEvery 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

TweetSpring 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