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Getting Pop-Ups on Your Phone?

Getting Pop-Ups on Your Phone?

You're browsing the web and all of a sudden you get a pop-up that says you have won an Amazon gift card or maybe it says you have an infection on your phone. How did this happen? Don't click on the links in the pop-up!  It's what is currently being called...

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Latest Problem with Windows 10

Latest Problem with Windows 10

Microsoft releases patches for the Windows operating system the second Tuesday of every month.  The last update is causing licenses to be deactivated. Those running Windows 10 Pro are getting an error that says the license is not valid and if you have a valid license...

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New Ransomware Wants Unique Permissions

New Ransomware Wants Unique Permissions

The newest ransomware making the rounds is being called CommonRansom and it's making a strange request before they decrypt your data.  The hackers want the usual bitcoin but on top of that they want you to open up your Remote Desktop Services. The ransom note looks...

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Tips To Make Your Phone Faster

Tips To Make Your Phone Faster

Chances are that there are times when your smart phone seems to take forever to do things.  There are many reason why this could happen.  The most likely reason is that you have accumulated clutter since you got the phone. For instance, you may have apps that you no...

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Microsoft Adds New Feature To Defender

Microsoft Adds New Feature To Defender

Microsoft Defender is an anti-virus program that comes with every version of Windows, whether you are running XP, 10 or anything in between. Microsoft recently added a new feature to Windows Defender called Sandbox Mode. Sandbox Mode is a way to run the Defender so...

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Microsoft Stops October Updates

Microsoft Stops October Updates

The second Tuesday of every month is considered update Tuesday by Microsoft.  Last month, Microsoft stopped their monthly update, named October 2018 Update due to complaints that it was deleting huge chunks of files! This bug affected those that turned on the feature...

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Phishing Trends

Phishing Trends

Multiple studies have conducted to determine trends among phishing scams.  Here are a few results: Top Companies Being Impersonated by Phishing Hackers: 1:  Microsoft 2:  PayPal 3:  Netflix 4:  Facebook Most active days: Hackers also have specific days that they...

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New Miner Installs Adobe Flash

New Miner Installs Adobe Flash

The newest CryptoCurrency Miner is being disguised as an Adobe Flash update.  The most clever aspect of this is that the hackers aren't just installing the miner, they are also updating the Adobe Flash. Previously, hackers have taken us to the Adobe update website but...

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Latest Banking Scam – VERY smart!

Latest Banking Scam – VERY smart!

Coming in the form of a phone call from Wells Fargo.  Hackers spoof their phone to make it look like the phone call is coming from the number on the back of your bank card. They say that there was a fraudulent charge on your account in another state, have you been on...

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Some Android Phones Have Malware Pre-Installed!

Some Android Phones Have Malware Pre-Installed!

While the cost of Android phones goes down so does the quality control.  Recently there was a study showing that the Sound Recorder app that was preinstalled was actually a remote access trojan (RAT)! This was missed before they shipped them to the stores and there...

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