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ransomeware and WannaCry (WanaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor)

Ransomeware holds your data for ransom by encrypting it then demanding a payment to unencrypt it. This is a crime. Here are my notes on the recent WannaCry (WannaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor) ransomware. Continue reading

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False security alerts and 800 phone number scams active now

Recently I have seen two computers taken over by false security alerts and 800 phone number scams. Fortunately these two incidents were not destructive but they did require removing the scam settings to resume normal Internet web browsing. Continue reading

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Using Windows Part 1

There are a lot of user guides out there. Here is one more. This guide is based on my experience with Windows users. It has information for both beginners and experienced users.
Part 1 covers the following skills
– Mouse
– Navigating Windows
– Copy and paste Continue reading

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Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data

Whole Disk Encryption (WDE) is good security for your data, especially laptops. Continue reading

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USA Executive Branch responds to alleged Russian Hacking December 2016

President Obama December 29, 2016 President Barack Obama responded to alleged Russian hacking with sanctions, expulsion of 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives, an executive order and a 13 page document describing the Russian hacking. The 13 page paper titled “GRIZZLY … Continue reading

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