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Beware of the Grinch (bots)!

Beware of the Grinch (bots)!

What is a Grinch bot? Have you ever tried to buy a popular gift for someone only to find that it’s sold out everywhere?  We all remember Elmo a few years back, right? The reason for this is usually a Grinch bot.  They track what is the most popular and purchase...

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Newest Malware for Android Phones is Grabos!

Newest Malware for Android Phones is Grabos!

When it comes to our phones, we all have apps on them.  We are always telling you that you should only download from the Google Play store so that you remain safe but now they have found 144 Android apps that have Trojans in them! What happens if you have Grabos on...

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Easily Hack-able Gifts!

Easily Hack-able Gifts!

We all look forward to getting a special gift this year and most of those will connect to the internet, right?  Many of the new toys have GPS tracking chips, cameras, or even microphones but aren’t all that safe! Most Hack-able Gifts: 1:  Laptops 2:  Smartphones 3: ...

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Is there Malware on Your Computer?

Is there Malware on Your Computer?

Malware makes a lot of changes on your computer and you will be able to tell! Here’s what to look for: 1:  Your computer is slowing down or crashing 2:  It won’t turn off or restart correctly 3:  You are getting bombarded with pop-up ads or inappropriate ads 4: ...

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6 Easy Steps You Can Take to Prevent Malware!

6 Easy Steps You Can Take to Prevent Malware!

We all know that malware is out there and that it’s super easy to accidentally get it onto our computer. There are things you can do to make it more difficult to get hacked. Here they are: 1:  Always use a firewall on your computer 2:  Don’t change your security...

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How to Avoid Email Malware

How to Avoid Email Malware

While ‘malware’ is a rather broad term there are a few key ways that you can cut down your risk of downloading it by accident. What to do In emails: 1: Don’t click on links in emails 2: If you get an email from an unknown person, don’t open it. 3: When the subject...

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How to Spot an Imposter over the Phone

How to Spot an Imposter over the Phone

The holidays are here which means that the charities are ramping up their efforts for donations.  What this means to you?  It also means that scammers are ramping up their efforts as well. They have been known to call claiming to be a charity, a company that you buy...

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How to Spot a Text Scam

How to Spot a Text Scam

With so many scammers out there it's difficult to recognize  who is legitimate.  They will come at you from every angle: phone, email, ads, cute pictures of animals or children that need your help. It's something new for them, but scammers have recently started...

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Update your High Sierra ASAP!

Update your High Sierra ASAP!

It’s exciting for all Mac users when they come out with a new version of the operating system!  Tuesday, High Sierra, the latest operating system for Mac publically came out with a HUGE GLITCH. What was it?: The glitch in High Sierra would allow anyone to log into...

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Scarab Virus Spreading Fast!

The latest attack launched by hackers, Scarab, is a phishing scam through the email. The subject line says that it was scanned by a trusted printer company, such as Lexmark, Epson, HP or Canon. These emails have an attachment that hackers hope you will look at.  The...

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