Category Archives: Security

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]: A lesson to be learned

Equifax Does it Again [Almost]:  A lesson to be learned The Great Equifax Breach of 2017, allowed hackers to obtain sensitive information from approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. In order “to assist” victims of the attack, Equifax set up a website where people could go learn whether or not they were affected by the breach.… Read More »

Chrome’s Built-in Password Manager & a Bonus Tip

Chrome’s Built-in Password Manager & a Bonus Tip Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 – Google Chrome Browser Installed As you know, we are adamant about using strong passwords and a good password manager like LastPass. However, we know that no matter how much we harp on something some people are not going to… Read More »

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users

Avast Buys CCleaner Then Distributes an Infected, Hacked Version to Users We’ve cautioned users against trusting their computers to Avast many times. We based this on the number of computers we’ve worked that had Avast installed and that were infected with malware.  We written several warnings about Avast, for instance this one that we wrote… Read More »

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach

143 Million U.S. Consumers Affected by Equifax Data Breach Equifax is one of the “big three” credit reporting agencies. So, even if you don’t do business with Equifax directly, they know your business. Equifax knows all about you: Your credit card numbers, your social security number, your home address, your phone number(s), the banks you… Read More »

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 »