Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

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This week I received an email from a client about the “UPS Package Delivery Failure” email scam.  He wanted to know if it was a real threat or just a phony scare.  It’s a real threat, it’s been going around for years, and I want everyone to be aware of it. These scam emails say that…

Black Friday Technology Shopping Guide

Black Friday Friday Shopping Bag

If you’re planning to buy a new computer or mobile gadgets this Holiday season, you will appreciate this great article from ZDNet about Black Friday deals.  They’re going to be updating it continually too.  Great service for people!  Thanks, ZDNet! If you’re like me, and not willing to participate in the Black Friday frenzy, you…

Love The Leo Laporte Show

Leo Laporte, The Tech Guy from techguylabs.com

I’m a huge fan. He’s taught me a lot about how technical things work, keeps me up to date on new developments, and I really enjoy his sense of humor. We have the same opinions about a lot of things too, and it feels good to have my opinions validated by someone so knowledgeable.

Good News About the CCleaner Hack

Oh my…another security hack!  The Good news is that it’s probably not a problem for my people.  I’m reporting about it because I installed it on a few machines and I’ve seen it on many others and some of you will have concerns. The malware was found in CCleaner version 5.33, which was actively distributed…

More on the Equifax Debacle

credit.com logo

In response to my last post about the Equifax debacle, one of my students sent me a link to this interesting article by Adam Levin, co-founder of Credit.com I was curious how my student happened to find this, and I thought it was interesting that he is on the credit.com newsletter list because one of his…

Equifax Data Breach

I hate to trouble you with bad news, but you need to be aware of this. Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting bureaus, has revealed that an estimated 143 million U.S. customers may be affected by a data breach carried out by criminal hackers. It includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and…