Category Archives: Security

Tech Support Scams Continue to Evolve

Tech Support Scams Continue to Evolve One day last week,  I was looking at freeware picks, and site picks, and evaluating them for possible inclusion in our newsletters. I had 12-15 tabs open at the time, when suddenly, what to my bloodshot eyes should appear? This: And accompanying these ominous warnings including “There is a… Read More »

Use Scr.im to Trim Spam

Use Scr.im to Trim Spam Any time you put your email address in plain text on Facebook, Twitter, forums, auction sites, etc.  your email address will be harvested by spam bots that constantly patrol the web. If your email address is whosafraidofspam@not2savvy.org  and you post that on the web, anywhere, on any page, your email… Read More »

Tech Support Scams, Microsoft Support Scams: Scams Scams Everywhere!

Tech Support Scams, Microsoft Support Scams: Scams Scams Everywhere! We published this article in May 2017 – focusing then on the Microsoft support scams going around at the time. This is a big update to that post and we’ve included even more screen shots of Microsoft tech support scams and other tech support scams –… Read More »

Why We Won’t Trust Windows Defender

Why We Won’t Trust Windows Defender We’ve been reading with some interest of the U.S. government’s increased scrutiny of Russian-owned Kaspersky Labs. Kaspersky, as you may know make antivirus & security software. Kaspersky is being investigated by the FBI, CIA and NSA because of its ties to the Russian government. Kaspersky, on the other hand,… Read More »

Another Global Ransomware Attack is Under Way

The following article was written by and is provided courtesy of our friends at Emsisoft. We thought you’d be interested to know that another ransomware attack has been launched worldwide. Those of you who are using Emsisoft are protected from this and other virulent ransomware and malware. Here’s the article from Emsisoft… so you’ll be… Read More »