CCleaner your computer! We’re not talking about the parts of the computer that you can see. We know that the interchangeable laptop cover, or the led lights that flicker out the side of your desktop case are great to look at. But when you are ready to use the computer they have nothing to do with […]
There’s a cure for your infected computer. ” Dad, I don’t feel good.” How many parents have heard that? The first question you might ask is “What’s wrong?” “My head hurts.” “My stomach is sore.” “I banged my leg.” When we notice something wrong with our child they can tell us the problems. With a […]
Fix your slow computer. When your computer was new it seemed so fast. But now you can go outside and cut the lawn, watch a sitcom, or eat dinner while you wait for your slow computer to do anything. Why do I have a slow computer? There a number of reasons. Slow Internet connection. Lots of programs […]
Backup your files. February 8, 2013 A cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster Backing up your files is a cheap way to avoid an expensive disaster. How much is it to buy a backup drive? About $75.00. Backup software? $30 or less. An hour of consultant’s time to install and show you how […]
It can. Read this article to see how liking something on Facebook isn’t always a good thing. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/upgrade-your-life/facebook-scam-alert—what-really-happens-when-you–like–150959399.html
Beware of scareware that tries to convince you to click on their link. Here is some information to consider. http://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/03074.html#s5_0 The following excerpt from http://netsecurity.about.com/od/antivirusandmalware/a/Scareware.htm helps you understand what it is and what it can do/ Should you be Afraid of Scareware?
This is an example of a phishing email. It came with an attached ZIP file which as you see below claims to contain a key change to your credit report, but will no doubt contain malicious code. The usual purpose of this a phishing email is to either get your personal information or install a […]
Social Networking is a right of passage for many. It is part of everyday life. But there are concerns and cautions that should be part of your social networking activity. Read the March Ouch! newsletter to find out how to stay safe. If there is a choice, use HTTPS. Many sites like google and Facebook either […]
How would you feel if your best friend turned on you? If email is your best friend you better know how to deal with it. Otherwise you could end up being betrayed. February Ouch! Newsletter teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls of email phishing attacks. http://www.securingthehuman.org/blog/2013/02/06/feb-ouch-newsletter-is-out-email-phishing-attacks To view this newsletter in a different language, click here.
Public Wifi is available in many of our favourite coffee shops and restaurants. You may be greeted with a sign, “Free WiFi”. That is a convenient service that lets us check our email or surf the web while we eat or have a drink. But what surfing can you safely do there?