Craig's Newsletter Vol.39


Security Matters: How to Avoid Phishing Scams


As you know, phishing is a technique that involves tricking the user to steal confidential information , passwords, etc, into thinking you are a confidential site.

So far the hackers have used emails to launch this type of attack, but with the widespread use of social media networks and smartphones with internet access, the types of attacking are multiplying.

So yes, nobody wants to fall prey to a phishing scam. There’s a good reason that such scams will continue, though: They are successful enough for cybercriminals to make massive profits. 

Read FULL Article HERE
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Revealed: How Spectre Updates Will Affect Your PC

We assume you’re fully aware of Meltdown and Spectre, the two new, and rather scary, CPU exploits, by now. If not, then read our overview of Meltdown and Spectre before continuing. Done? Good. Now it’s time to find out exactly how the Windows updates Microsoft has released will affect your PC.

We have written a whole article answering the question, “Is your Windows PC affected by Meltdown and Spectre?” And now, thanks to Microsoft, we know how the firmware updates designed to fix these CPU exploits will affect your computer. And it’s fair to say there’s some good news and bad news.

Craig the Computer Geek Tech Tip Tuesday Episode #39

  Craig the Computer Geek Tech Tip Tuesday Episode #39 
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