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Security Vulnerabilities: Is it time for a new computer?
Intel announced in April that they are stopping work on microcode updates for certain older processors in regards to Spectre Variant 2 vulnerabilities. While that likely doesn’t mean much to most people, it does pose an interesting dilemma. Next, even though some older computers can run Windows 10, there could[...]
You thought Con-Artist Spam calls were bad enough — Now there are Con-Artist Spam Texts…
If you didn’t think that the con-artist spam callers or emails pretending to be Microsoft, the IRS, your friendly help desk technician, or some mysterious business that wants to give you a bunch of money to work on their employees, or computers, or get some type of service with you…[...]
There’s a new Airborn Virus warning for Windows, Macs/iOS, Android, Linux, Chrome OS, cars, and even smart TV users.   This virus takes less than 10 seconds to infect your system, and requires no interaction by the user to become infected! Basically: Either patch (if you can), or turn off[...]
How to tell if you have a Computer Virus
One of the most frequent things we hear when a client brings us their computer is, “I think I have a virus!”   Honestly, it can be difficult to tell if you have a virus and to be honest, it really is better to be safe than sorry. Even scarier[...]
Warning! Don’t Click that Google Docs Link You Just Received in Your Email Did someone just share a random Google Doc with you? First of all — Do not click on that Google Doc link you might have just received in your email and delete it immediately — even if[...]
*Updated* Question to André: “How to stop the Microsoft Pop-up Scams?” *Updated*
  Update 8/27/2018: It has come to our attention that the company behind PoperBlocker is collecting your information. Please make sure to read the #TermsOfService! We are currently recommending that people stop using PoperBlocker immediately. The company that makes PoperBlocker has tried very hard to hide the fact that they[...]
USB Drives filled with Viruses and Malware are being found in peoples mailboxes
The Basics This is currently actively happening in Australia (read police bulletin). These drives are full of malware and viruses. Upon insertion, the victims have experienced fraudulent media streaming service offers as well as other serious issues (we would imagine ransomware viruses, and viruses designed for identity theft). It’s only[...]
Beware! Your iPhone Can Be Hacked Remotely With Just A Message In Brief Do you own an iPhone? Mac? Or any Apple device? Just one specially-crafted message can expose your personal information, including your authentication credentials stored in your device’s memory, to a hacker. The vulnerability is quite similar to[...]
If you’re running Android 5.1 or earlier, you want to read this: Summary: Android 5.1 Lollipop and earlier is vulnerable these malware infected apps were able to bypass security checks/reviews for the app when added into the online app stores within Google Play and others distributed on a variety of app stores,[...]

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