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Social Media Fraud on the Rise!

Social Media Fraud on the Rise!

Most of us are on social media.  It's free and convenient to stay in touch with friends and family that are far away. That's the same reason why hackers are on it too.  It's free and convenient! Plus, there are a lot of people on social media which means there are...

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Evil Clippy Makes a Return

Evil Clippy Makes a Return

We have another scam email attachment to tell you about.  The attachment looks innocent enough.  It's a word or an excel document that has been modified. When you open it, you end up downloading malicious agents. It may ask you to enable macros, which is turned off my...

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YouTubers Beware!

YouTubers Beware!

The scam looks something like this:   As far as scams go, it's pretty well done. Couple things are off though: 1:        The main mistake that the hackers make is asking for your password!  No legitimate company will ever ask you for your password! 2:       ...

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Latest Phishing Scam From the ‘FBI’

Latest Phishing Scam From the ‘FBI’

As far as phishing scams go, this one shouldn't be difficult to spot. It looks like this: Clues that it's a scam: Grammar and spelling. 2:        The FBI is sending you an email to let you know they are sending you 10.7 million dollars?  And they don't use your name,...

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Facebook Personality Quizzes Blocked

Facebook Personality Quizzes Blocked

We've all seen them, some of us have played the personality quizzes on Facebook. You answer personal questions (who was your 2nd grade teacher, what's your maiden name, etc.) and they tell you what your spirit animal is or something similar to that. We did a blog...

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Should You Upgrade your Mac to Mojave?

Should You Upgrade your Mac to Mojave?

Mojave, the latest version of macOS came out last fall. Some of the older Macs may not be able to run this it, but those that can will find that there are a lot of new features in Mojave. There is a 'dark mode' which makes the screen easier on the eyes, along with the...

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Windows 10 May Update

Windows 10 May Update

The second Tuesday of every month is 'Patch Tuesday' for Window machines. Microsoft is informing us beforehand that the May update may not work on all machines.  In studies, it has been shown to rename drives on the computer and this is causing problems with the...

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Facebook Data Breach… again

Facebook Data Breach… again

This time the breach wasn't from outside but from within Facebook itself!  They uploaded 1.5 million users email contact list without asking for permission or even telling anyone that they were doing it! Facebook is claiming that it was an "accidental" data harvest....

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Payroll Scams on the Rise

Payroll Scams on the Rise

This is a simple scam to pull off. Hackers take the name of your boss, create a new email account in Gmail or any email service, then proceed to email employees with a message similar to this: "There is something I need you to do.  I am going into a meeting now with...

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Personal Outlook, Hotmail & MSN Emails Compromised!

Personal Outlook, Hotmail & MSN Emails Compromised!

These were the first email accounts to be used and some of us still have one of these accounts even if we don't use it very often. Recently, Microsoft has notified people with these accounts that they may have been hacked. Microsoft states that the hackers were able...

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