Category Archives: NEWSBYTES

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 »

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 »