Category: Internet Security

Google Password Checkup is Such Great News!

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With the frequent news about security breaches, are you concerned that your passwords might be compromised? Have you registered with https://haveibeenpwned.com/? Are you feeling overwhelmed? I’ve got great news for you! Google Chrome Can Tell You if your passwords have been compromised! Google has created an extension (software program) for its Chrome web browser that…

How To Make Your Technology Less Frustrating and More Fun This Year

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“It’s that holiday time of year again, and that means it’s over the river and through the woods to…well, fix my family’s Wi-Fi and other tech problems.”  From: The Complete Guide to Giving Better Family Tech Support  by Jason Fitzpatrick Do you have someone in your family who takes care of your techie problems for you? I was…

You Can Be A Hoax Slayer

Friday, I received a call from a client about a phishing scam that was very convincing. It’s time to review the guidelines again. “Be wary of ANY message that claims that you must click a link or open an attachment to upgrade account details, rectify a supposed account issue, or implement new ‘security’ measures. If…

No More Password Hassles with LastPass

No More Password Hassles! Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don’t let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months. Clifford Stoll                                      Read more at brainyquote.com Are you ready to put your password hassles to rest…

AOL Phishing Scam

AOL Phishing Scam One of my clients sent this to me yesterday. It’s a Phishing scam, just as she suspected. Good job Harriett! Your two incoming mails were placed on pending status due to the recent upgrade to our database,In order to receive the messages Click Here  to Login and wait for response from  AOL Mail .We apologies…

Phishing Alert: Watch Out For This!

I thought you should know about this right away. After seeing my Techie Tip about phishing on Saturday, my daughter sent the following email about a phishing problem with Anthem Insurance.  Even if you don’t have Anthem Insurance, this will reinforce what I said about “phishing. ” Heh Mom, Did you know about this? Last week,…

Looking for Work On Craigslist – Safety Tips

Hi Mardi, I am still in Brazil. I am trying to put an add for a new job on craigslist and I can’t do it. I open the craigslist page but I can’t find the right place. Could you help me doing that? I will try to call you. I recently received this message from…

Would You Believe This?

If you received an email saying this would you believe it?   “Your account PayPal is limited you have to solve the problem in 24 hours” Hello PayPal customer, We are sorry to inform you that you can not access all your paypal advantages like sending money and purchasing,due to account limitation  Why my account…

Passwords Can Be Simple and Safe

Passwords Can Be Simple and Safe I know you hate having to use so many passwords.  It’s a big pain to keep track of them.  You might even be using the same password for multiple sites and allowing your web browser to save them so you don’t have to login every time. A recent article by…

Simple Fixes for Webcam Spying

Are you scared by all the news stories suggesting that hackers can spy on you through your computer and gadget cameras? My mother has been really concerned about it and I understand how scary it can be.  It is almost overwhelming and really annoying when all these “advances” in technology bring new challenges and require…

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