Google flagged this email as being fake , which it is , do not respond or believe it
I was fortunate enough to write an article for MamaMia this week on the Lizard Squad and DDoS attacks.
To read the article , here is the link - What is the “Lizard Mafia” and how did they shut down social media?
60% of Android users are running an out of date operating system 4.3 - Jelly Bean or earlier which can be a big security vulnerability.
So what do you do ?
First check which version you are running : How To Check
Then see if you can update if you are running the older version but if you have 4.4 or higher you are fine.
iPhone Battery Life Issues
Here are some tips if you are having issues with your iPhone battery
- You may need a new battery , book in at the Genius bar
- Change the brightness on your phone , brightness drains the phone more than any other feature
- See whats training your battery:Settings > General > Usage > Battery Usage
- Turn off location services and turn off Share my location :Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Share My Location
- If you are not using wifi – turn it off
- Turn off notifications Settings > Notifications
- Manually check your email and turn off this feature by going to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data.
- Restart / reset your device at least once a week
RAM - random access memory
Some computers - laptops / desktops - have been made with insufficient ram so when opening multiple programs or when starting and having to load all the programs at the beginning it will be a " bit " slow .
4Gb of ram for a Windows computer (32 bit system ) is about the minimum that you need with 8Gb of ram for a Windows 64bit being the "sweet spot".
To check your computer and the ram that it can take here is a tool from Crucial
You can then get the ram from a local maker and have them install it or if you are capable , do it yourself.
The Worst Passwords
If you discover an issue with your Hotmail / Outlook.com / Yahoo account it is more than likely that your password has been compromised and you will have to change your password alongside of answering some questions about your account.
Your password should NOT be a word in the dictionary , the dogs name or similar.
This will hopefully enable you to get back in.
Your Hotmail / Outlook.com account is linked to your Microsoft account so the first thing to do is go through the steps of trying to change your password and or resetting your account by answering some questions about your account.
here are some links to assist:
Lastly when this is done , turn on 2 factor authentication , which means you will supply Microsoft with a mobile phone number so they can text you an access code.
Lastly choose a good password , not one out of the dictionary
if you are having issues with your Yahoo Account here is a link that should help.
Remember the same principles apply with passwords as above
If you cannot connect to the Internet and you have an ADSL connection it can be the modem – they do not last forever.
Some modems are a security risk which can transmit your data without you knowing.
Click this link to the right to test the security of your router: TEST YOUR ROUTER.
Look at the lights on the modem , there is an ADSL light on there ( Phone Symbol ) , no light , no phone line , no internet
Know your login to the internet which comes from your isp and your password as you may have to logon to the router.
Be aware that most ISPs other than Telstra will not be able to test your phone line and this can take up to 48 hours
Make sure you have security on your modem for wifi - Routers And Security
Change the login for your router from the default – most people never do this
Learn how to login to your router and check for updates
Be aware that some ISPs will attempt to charge you to send someone out to diagnose your internet connections
Overnight Microsoft announced more details of the upcoming Windows 10 launch.
Key amongst the announcements is that Windows 10 will be free to Windows 7 , Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users - for the first year.
The start menu is back and is fully customisable.
More details can be found in the following articles