Is Someone Else Using My Microsoft – Apple – Google – Facebook Account ?

Microsoft , Google , Facebook , Apple all can show you where and what devices you are signed into.

Why is this a great thing ?

Well if you are having issues with your account and wonder if someone else has access to your account ( they may know your password).

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It’s Scam Awareness Week

It is Scam Awareness Week which is run by the ACCC every year at this time. Here are 10 tips we should be on the lookout for to prevent us getting scammed. People asking you for money who you don’t know in person including asking you to buy iTunes gift cards People asking you for advance fees to receive a loan, prize or other winnings People asking you to move your conversation off Social Media (such as a separate email) People claiming to be a friend or relative in an emergency People claiming you owe money ( supposedly from the tax dept or a fine etc) Messages or posts with poor spelling and grammatical mistakes Emails with addresses that don’t match the official website Pages representing large companies, organizations or public figures that are not verified People or accounts directing you to a website/page to claim a prize People or organisations that ask to logon to your computer to fix issues , check details – don’t let strangers do this.   Stay in control of your personal details and be wary of anyone seeking your information online or over the phone Ask yourself “Is this too good to be true?… Read More

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So What Is The Problem With Antivirus Software

  There is a problem with antivirus software and let me say especially the commercial products. Antivirus software lulls you into a false sense of security – consumers and businesses think that , if I install and have paid for an Antivirus product I will be protected and I can do whatever I want on my computer. This is wrong. Yes wrong. Antivirus products can and do have issues and are great at catching 6 month old issues , thats why they fail against stopping zero day infections in most cases and can cause issues with operating systems , including making them non-booting , slowing them down and breaking some aspects. Google Found Disastrous Symantec and Norton Vulnerabilities That Are ‘As Bad As It Gets’ DELETE YOUR ANTIVIRUS, SAYS EX-FIREFOX DEVELOPER — WHO CLAIMS IT’S WORTHLESS Don’t feel comforted by an antivirus’s security certification Webroot deletes Windows files and causes serious problems for users So what is the solution – you are , its about changing what is between your ears so that you make the correct decision on your Windows computer. It is about what you do and being careful. Keeping your operating system up to date Not clicking… Read More

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10 Steps To Follow For A Malware – Virus Free Computer

How much time and money have you spent in having your computer repaired because you have become infected with viruses and malware ? Infection from virus’s , malware can be avoided if you follow some simple BEHAVIOURAL rules. Remember if you get infected it is YOUR fault not your computer’s. The first point to remember is that running antivirus software will not prevent you getting a virus. Antivirus software is there in the hope that it “may prevent ” you getting an infection and once you have virus / malware on your computer it maybe able to remove it. Here are 10 points to follow that should mean an infection free computer. NUMBER 1 – Update  Update your operating system regularly. Turn on Automatic Updates on Windows and apply all critical updates immediately Check optional updates on a regular basis , they can in some cases trigger off critical updates. Microsoft issue updates throughout the month so check on the third week – you can find Windows update in the control panel for pre-Windows 10 computers or in settings on Windows 10 Windows 10 will ensure that updates are done – updates not working , you maybe infected NUMBER 2… Read More

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