Category Archives: NEWSBYTES

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 »

Many HP Inkjet Printers Require Important Firmware Security Update

Many HP Inkjet Printers Require Important Firmware  Security Update If you have an HP Printer, you should visit this page to find out if your printer requires an update. Many HP printer models are listed on that page. Here’s what HP has to say… this was dated August 1, 2018 and just came to our… Read More »

The FBI Wants YOU… to reboot your router

The FBI Wants YOU… to reboot your router If you use a home or office router, there’s a chance your router may be infected with “VPNFilter” a type of Russia malware designed to infect routers and cause them to stop working or maybe, even worse, pilfer private & personal information as it passes through the… Read More »

Don’t Throw Your Old Cell Phone Batteries in the Trash

Don’t Throw Your Old Cell Phone Batteries in the Trash Here’s a special warning for every one who uses a cellphone, laptop computer or battery-powered tool. The lithium-ion batteries that power most of our electronic devices, when improperly disposed of,  can cause serious fires and even explosions. And it’s not just theoretical, it’s really happening.… Read More »