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TweetWindows 10 is a mixed bag at best. On a new computer it usually behaves itself.  For Windows 8 or 8.1 users (I’m sorry) it is actually an improvement most of the time.  If you have a Windows 7 computer you do NOT want Windoze 10 to change your entire computer interface to something you Continue Reading

Google Finds Norton / Symantec Vulnerabilities

TweetCritical Norton / Symantec Security Vulnerabilities What does this mean to you? To set the stage for this discussion I worked for Symantec for 3 years in their TimeLine project management division.  Initially in Tech Support I transitioned to marketing a liaison between our engineering department and our Fortune 100 / Government clients in the Continue Reading

Credit Card Skimmers Are Everywhere

TweetCredit 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

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

Beware of Internship Emails

TweetThe 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

Ransomware Attacks Apple Platform

TweetRamsomware!  What the hell is that? For the last few years, the worst-case scenario for computer “infections” has been Ransomware. Ransomware (CryptoWall, CryptoLocker, CryptoDefense) is malware delivering a payload that encrypts Every.Single.File. on your computer.  Once infected, you will NOT be able to open any photos or documents after the infection has fully deployed.  The Continue Reading