In The Online World Your ID Is Important

Whether you have an Apple account for your Mac , iPad , iPhone or a Windows device or a Google account your ID to log in is important and something you should know , remember and manage when necessary. All of these require: An email address A password In some cases a recovery email address  A mobile phone number for 2 factor authentication – you really should do this they will not spam you If you decide for a reason to change your email address which is linked to any of the accounts above , you need to make the change to your IDs before you make the change to your regular email address as if things go wrong you may lose access to that account or have to jump through some hoops to get back in. Learn how to logon to these accounts and check your details. Android users take note , you have a Google Account – a gmail address – learn how to access it on a computer. Apple devices are tied to your Apple ID Microsoft users need it for Windows 10 , Office 365 , Outlook.com , Hotmail  IDs can be checked at: Google Login… Read More

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A Five Step Start To Security For Windows Users

Looking to stay secure in Windows here are five steps to help Use Windows 10 – the secure version of Windows now and the best operating system they have produced Use Google Chrome – the best browser to use when it comes to security – Google are committed to helping you navigate the internet safely – remove any superfluous add-ons and check to make sure you do not have any Install Adblock – will aid in keeping you safe  – details of why you should use Adblock are HERE Use Windows Defender – third party antivirus products have been known to cause issues  Realise that it is your actions that count – STOP clicking the link in an bogus email , STOP browsing to unsafe websites – Think Before You Click

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RansomFree – A New Tool For Ransomware

““RANSOMWARE IS EASY TO UNDERSTAND BUT HARD TO BEAT. IT INFECTS THE MACHINE, ENCRYPTS ALL FILES AND THEN DEMANDS PAYMENT TO GET THE FILES BACK. RANSOMWARE WORKS SO WELL THAT MOST VARIANTS WILL EVEN REMOVE THEMSELVES WHEN THE DAMAGE IS DONE, KNOWING YOU HAVE THE CHOICE OF EITHER PAYING THE RANSOMWARE AUTHOR TO GET YOUR FILES BACK, OR RISK LOSING THEM FOREVER.”” — — HTTPS://BLOG.MALWAREBYTES.ORG/NEWS/2016/01/INTRODUCING-THE-MALWAREBYTES-ANTI-RANSOMWARE-BETA/ RansomFree is a new piece of software that promises to keep you safe from Ransomware which many businesses and home owners still get after clicking a link in an email. The vast majority of antivirus solutions fail in protecting you from Ransomware. RansomFree will block suspicious activity. RansomFree will prompt you before your files are encrypted, asking you to allow it to stop the offending process and clean the threat from your machine. Please remember you still need an antivirus and do not click on links you do not know.

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Your Phone May Crash If You Have Tapped This Link

Be careful of links in Twitter and other social media sites that may not appear what they seem. People are being sent to a site that will crash Safari and Chrome on your iPhone and Android phone – the sites are CrashSafari and CrashChrome but you will not know you have been sent there as the urls have been shortened. Safari and Chrome will not work afterwards and you will have to reboot your phone More information can be found here:Don’t Tap That Link! This Website Will Crash Your Phone

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