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Yahoo Email Offline

Yahoo Email Offline

Once again, Yahoo is experiencing trouble with email. As of 10:00 am CST., Yahoo email is not accessible. This has been an ongoing issue as the company continues to struggle with change and technology. Update: Yahoo mail down 11/20 @ 2:36 pm CST. No update from Yahoo on the issue, but as a customer this […]

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What’s the Difference Between a Gaming PC & Normal PC

What’s the Difference Between a Gaming PC & Normal PC

If you are a gamer, it is worth investing in a quality gaming PC. You may notice that when you try and play games on your current model that the games are slow and sometimes break-down. The point is that the machine you are using is not specifically for games. It may not have the […]

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Netflix Phishing Scam On the Loose

Netflix Phishing Scam On the Loose

There’s an email purporting to be from Netflix, advising that your account is canceled due to a problem processing your credit card. This is a phishing scam out to steal your personal identifiable information. The scam is engineered to trick account holders in providing information via a form. The information will be used for for […]

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Facebook Down

Facebook Down

@ 6:10 PM CDT Facebook appears to be down. Not sure why and so far nothing has been reported on other social sites. Hopefully, people can find something else to do. :) This is now the second occurrence in less than 3 months. Hopefully the issue is not related to a hack or user data […]

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Auto Warranty Phishing Scams

Auto Warranty Phishing Scams

Be on the lookout for any Auto Warranty emails. In most cases these are Phishing scams. I recently received this one in my inbox (below) and I immediately knew it was a scam because of senders email address. The senders email was from an AOL account and not from the actual company (Direct Auto Warranty) […]

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Yahoo Say’s Goodbye!

Yahoo Say’s Goodbye!

And it’s about time. Bad service, bad decisions and most of all, incompetent leadership! Yahoo is not really saying goodbye, but with all the issues they have you would think by now it would be a ghost town with users jumping ship daily. Here’s the latest issues with email. This is a very common issue.

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WiFi Dangers and What You Need to Know

WiFi Dangers and What You Need to Know

Most people don’t understand the risks associated with connecting to a public or free WiFi network. In fact, some people don’t even care about the dangers and continue to do whatever they want despite what dangers are already documented. Here’s a short list from Sophos web site: A US trio who attacked companies by wardriving […]

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Google Adsense Disabled – WTF?

Google Adsense Disabled – WTF?

I was an Adsense publisher for almost 7 years and last month my revenue tripled with no uptick in traffic that would suggest why my revenue was up. Guess what? My account was disabled. Google advised me that my Adsense account was disabled due to invalid click activity. See the actual message below. Account Disabled […]

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Facebook Fake Friend Request Scam

Facebook Fake Friend Request Scam

Hackers could be re-purposing your information including photos and bio information and creating bogus accounts using your name structured a little different. The hackers than start sending friend requests to your friends because they know at first glance your friends will accept the friend request. Hackers are getting smarter and more strategic in stealing your […]

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New Security Threat Exposed by Media

New Security Threat Exposed by Media

Now that the media has warned you about what could happen the next 2 weeks with security breaches on a user’s computer, they also gave Cyber Criminals a head start. Why would you even call out something so significant? Why not let the manufacturers of antivirus and anti-malware software do their job with silent updates […]

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Not Every Threat To Your Data Is Invisible

Not Every Threat To Your Data Is Invisible

In the last ten years or so, a wide variety of threats to computer data has been identified and addressed. Viruses, Trojans, hackers, and many other enemies have emerged and been battled. In addition, damaged or failed hard drives have been circumvented by better repair techniques and external storage like the Cloud. Lost in all […]

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How Private is Your Information on Social Media?

How Private is Your Information on Social Media?

Is your private information really private when you use social media? Not really, as it turns out. Over the last few months, the media has been flooded with stories about privacy hacks and breaches within the major social media platforms—often by the social media companies themselves! The most recent problem and breach of privacy to […]

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