Tag Archives: scam

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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Email insecurity

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Email was invented 50 years ago at a time when security and privacy were not major concerns. Times have changed. Now every government, business, hacker and vandal wants to mess with your email. Now email has plenty of security and privacy issues. Continue reading

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Quick and Free fix for your slow PC! (removing junk software with MalwareBytes)

When home PC users complain that their PC has gotten slow, the first thing that I suspect is junk software has clogged their system. Here is my recommendation for a quick fix (install and run MalwareBytes) and my thoughts on malware and malware removal in general. Continue reading

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Phishing season opens for Epsilon customers

A company named Epsilon has been hacked and many email addresses were stolen.  This may not sound so bad at first.  But it is bad because a lot of email addresses from a lot of  businesses were stolen and the … Continue reading

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Internet email and reading message headers

Email has the familiar header information – From: To: CC: Bcc: Date: Subject: Turns out there is a lot more information in the email header of each email that is not shown.  This additional information tells us the route the … Continue reading

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