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Find Out If Your Phone Is Being Tracked

TweetThis is one of those very rare occurrences where I did not actually write this, but copied it verbatim from another source. Directly lifted from the Anonymous Site Thanks for publishing this, Anonymous! When using modern day gadgets, safety should always be your top priority. With the help of just a few short codes, you Continue Reading

Kaspersky Vulnerabilities Exploited

TweetIf you’re using Kaspersky security software… Why?   This is not the first time I’ve said I don’t recommend it. I’ve been saying this for at least 10 years, but in recent days it has been revealed that not only has Kaspersky not been terribly secure, but that the Russians have hacked it for their Continue Reading

Microsoft Zero-Day – DNS Security Patches

TweetOn Tuesday, Microsoft released their “October Patch Tuesday” update which patches some severe flaws, including Office Zero-day and DNS attack vulnerabilities.  Read the full story here if you want all the gory details. Therefore, you should make sure your Windows operating system is updated. Most Windows 10 machines will do this automatically, but others may Continue Reading

Go Freeze Your Credit NOW

TweetIn the wake of the Equifax debacle… It is mandatory that you freeze your credit right now. Do NOT do this online.  If there is any chance your computer has been compromised, the bad guys will know your PIN numbers and confirmation codes the same time you do.  Do NOT take this chance.  Pick up Continue Reading

Fake Flash Player Alert!

TweetFake Flash Player Alert! Fake Flash Player downloads are among the most notorious sources for viruses, malware, identity theft and ransomware. Attached is a great example of what you might find when searching for a Flash Player update. I NEVER recommend just clicking OK on a popup suggesting you need Flash Player updated. Many of Continue Reading

Today’s Fake PayPal Email Scam

TweetPayPal Email Scam DuJour Today’s email scam is pretty lame by most standards, but people fall for these things every day. So… See the screenshot for highlighted obvious grammatical errors that should cause you to delete this message immediately.  But the very first clue is that you are not addressed by name.  There is no Continue Reading

Falling for Fake Support Popups can be Expensive

TweetYou know the ones I’m talking about.  You’re minding your own business surfing the web and all of a sudden your browser is unresponsive and you see a message from “Windows” Support telling you your IP address is at risk – or your computer is infected with some hideous virus – and to call their Continue Reading

Locky Ransomware Emailed to 23 Million Users

TweetRansomware is not new, as anyone with a reliable electrical supply knows by now.  Variants are many.  Results are the same.  Ransomware encrypts every data file on your computer, rendering them unusable until you pay the ransom demanded by the cyber criminals who infected your computer.     The delivery mechanisms are very simply: Infected Continue Reading

Dell Optiplex 980 Critical Firmware Update

TweetJust released today, Dell has issued an URGENT BIOS update for the venerable Optiplex 980.  If you have one of these workhorses – or if I have supplied one for you – it needs an update right away.  This is a critical update to address an Intel security firmware flaw. If you are not comfortable Continue Reading

AVG Protects You Against WannaCry

TweetStay protected from Ransomware All versions of AVG protect against WannaCry One Caveat:  NO Antivirus is 100% protection out of the box. Custom tuning of the installation is critical! With 120 million new ransomware samples in 2015 alone, it is one of the fastest growing threats on the web. Hijacking your computer until you pay Continue Reading