Category Archives: NEWSBYTES

If You’re an American Taxpayer Beware of These Six Scams

If You’re an American Taxpayer Beware of These Six Scams Once in a while we’ll find an article that hits home and that we think is worth bringing to your attention. We are adamant about keeping you safe and keeping you safe often means making you aware of the scams you’re most likely to encounter.… Read More »

Phishing vs Spear Phishing vs Whaling Attacks

The following article was written by Jareth and appeared in the Emsisoft Blog on19 February 2019. We found it informative, interesting and fascinating. .With permission, we are posting it here and in our daily newsletter in order to share it with all our readers. Our thanks to Emsisoft and the Emsisoft team; a special thanks to… Read More »

Facebook Was Hacked: Here’s the Official Word

Facebook Was Hacked: Here’s the Official Word If you have a Facebook account, please read the following from the Facebook Newsroom.  We recommend that you change your Facebook as soon as possible. Make sure you use a strong password. For some ideas on how to make strong passwords that are easy to remember, see our… Read More »

CCleaner & Avast Still Playing Games With Users

CCleaner & Avast Still Playing Games With Users For a long time now, we’ve been warning our readers to steer clear of Avast. Avast seems to want to play games  with user settings, install unwanted extra software, and continually prod user to update to the paid version of the software – sometimes even resorting to… Read More »

Yahoo Admits it Reads Your Emails and Sells the Data it Reaps

Yahoo Admits it Scan Your Emails and Sells the Data it Reaps Quite a while ago, Gmail and Outlook.com stopped scanning users emails looking for data to sell to advertisers. But Yahoo, after already having 3 billion user accounts hacked in 2013, admits it scans Yahoo Mail users’ emails looking for data to sell. According… Read More »

Secure in Chrome Browser Does Not Mean Safe

Secure in Chrome Browser Does Not Mean Safe Many smaller sites, like ours , are being pushed into using secure servers or else be tagged as “dangerous”. Sites that don’t move to SSL / TLS (https)  secure servers by October will display this warning to Chrome users: Currently, users who visit a site not using… Read More »