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New Smishing and Phishing Scams on the Rise

TweetThere’s a new scam every fifteen seconds Or at least that’s the way it seems. I have recently become far more proactive about blacklisting IP addresses that overload my inbox with scams.  You know the ones: From: <your email address> Subject:  Security Notice.  Someone have access to your system Body: Hi! As you may have Continue Reading

Your Network Should NOT Look Like a Rat’s Nest

Tweet Network Installations Should be CLEAN – and NEAT I’ve been doing large scale wiring projects for almost 50 years. My first introduction to precision wiring was in my first year college Electronics Fabrication classes. Our instructor was a stickler for precision. If your project didn’t look like the inside of a Tektronix Oscilloscope it Continue Reading

The Tax Evasion Email Scam

TweetToday’s scam comes in the form of a threat to rat you out to the authorities for tax evasion. The perpetrator wants a bitcoin for not ratting you out to the “state’s department of taxation and finance”.  Actually they want 1.4573 Bitcoins.  In today’s market that’s $5,858.00. As with every other current phishing scam, it’s Continue Reading

Yahoo Email Porn Ransom Spam

TweetUnless you live in a cave deep in the center of the Sahara (in which case you can’t get this post) you know by now that Yahoo had a data breach about 5 years ago and all the user account information was harvested. Well in the last year or so, all that information was released Continue Reading

WiFi Coverage in Your Home or Office

TweetWiFi is a funny thing. Not funny HaHa More like funny What the Hell! Remember these two important rules when dealing with Wifi Your mileage may vary Everything interferes with WiFi On the Everything list: Walls Windows Doors Microwave ovens Cordless phones Big Screen TVs Other WiFi networks (your neighbors) The phase of the moon Continue Reading

What You Don’t Know About Windows 10 Updates

TweetWindows 10 Updates May Not Be What They Seem One of my major pet peeves about Windoze Ten is the update process. You cannot stop it. You cannot override the update process. You cannot disable the updates. Updates can wreck the OS. It may choose to do a full reinstall in the middle of the Continue Reading

Amazon Assistant Popup Virus

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TweetAmazon Assistant Popups Galore aa.hta Sound familiar? I had a client contact me at dinner time yesterday in near hysterics.  The desktop of her Windows 7 computer had been overtaken by white screen popups that covered everything and she was working on some very high priority projects and a tight deadline. I managed to remote Continue Reading

Avoid These Common Facebook Scams

TweetThe Current Batch of Scams Facebook Messenger “video” link   You receive a Facebook Messenger message from someone you know with your name and the word “video” followed by a short URL or link that has a bit.ly or t.cn address. Most likely your friend’s account has been hacked and they know nothing about this. Continue Reading

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