ANDROID USERS, ACT NOW: Fixes are not yet issued for the #Android #Stagefright vulnerability, so protect yourself now by disabling “auto retrieve MMS” from messenger apps that can process MPEG4 video format. Instructions in the #AvastBlog, https://blog.avast.com/2015/07/29/big-brothers-could-be-watching-you-thanks-to-stagefright/
Beware: Computer Repair Phone Scams Are On The Rise Again!
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It is quite common to have some errors in your event viewer. While some are extremely critical to have repaired, most simply refer to timeouts or minor glitches in programs, and do not justify a major overhaul of your system, especially at the prices you are being quoted. If there are serious errors, you will most likely have noticed them before opening your event viewer.
The safest thing is to simply hang up on them. If your are feeling adventurous, try to get as much info from them as you can, including a number where you can call them back. This information could then be given to the proper authorities, such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communication Commission, or even your state’s Attorney General or local police.
If you have already received one of these calls and have given them access, shut down your computer and get a reputable, qualified technician to take a look at it. You should also consider changing all your passwords from a secure computer. If you notice any transactions on accounts that you did not make, immediately report them your bank or appropriate financial institution.
Never, I repeat, Never give someone you do not know and trust remote access into your computer.
“Hey, my buddy works on computers, you should give him a call.” In this day and age, almost everyone knows someone that works on computers. The big question is how you can find a qualified tech that will not only fix your computer problems, but will also provide superior customer service along with fair[...]