The recent email from Cox regarding their customer’s email server settings has generated a lot of phone calls and emails to The Computer Monkey. The main question they ask is whether it is legitimate or some type of scam. As someone who has lead presentations on avoiding scams and cleaned up countless computers for victims [...]
Unlike the majority of computer vulnerabilities announced in the last few years, the latest Meltdown and Spectre threats exploit a flaw in the computer’s processor. There are very few processors that are NOT affected, in fact. Processes are the execution of the software that is going on constantly on your computer and the processor is [...]
Most major data breach situations are mentioned in the news media or the company involved notifies it’s customers. However, you still may have missed the news or the notification. There is an easy way to find out if your email address is associated with an account that could have been exposed in a data breach. You [...]
Yesterday a senior citizen customer of mine called me after she had been to her local Apple store. She had taken in an iPad that had an email issue. The Apple Genius (the name used by Apple for their technical support staff) she was assigned to worked on the problem for about 30 minutes and [...]
In the article, Java Is The Biggest Vulnerability for US Computers at CSOOnline.com, Maria Korolov shares how the threat isn’t necessarily due to the browser add-in application itself, but that users are not keeping add-ins like Java up-to-date. Browser add-ins like Java, Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader are necessary for many of the functions users [...]
Be safe from scams, fraud and malware by following these tips from @BusinessWire and Dell SecureWorks @dellsecureworks for safe internet browsing or shopping on Cyber Monday or any day of the year. Tips for Safe Holiday Online Shopping from Dell SecureWorks | Business Wire.
Think twice before buying those shiny — yet extremely cheap — Ray Ban glasses advertised on Facebook. There’s a good chance they’re fake. At least, that’s the conclusion of a new study by two cybersecurity researchers who studied more than a thousand Facebook ads and found that almost a quarter of them are for counterfeit [...]