Bitcoin Emails & Woolworths Emails – Just A Scam

Have you received a Bitcoin email or an email from Woolworths. Should you click the links in these emails – the answer is NO – however many are getting tricked as they think Bitcoin emails are the way to quick money. So look at the images and take notice of all the places not to click in an email These emails should be in junk , so label them junk in your email program and just delete if they arrive in your inbox.

Continue Reading

The Latest Security Tip – Only Install What You Need

We all like installing software on our computers – trying software that we ” may ” use or leaving ” crapware” on our computers that came with our computers. It is time for this to stop. Install what you need , not what you might need or think you may use ‘ one day “. This is proving to be effective in many cases in protecting our devices and minimising the risk.

Continue Reading

Receive An Email Saying You Have Been Browsing Adult Content – What To Do

Whether you have or you haven’t been browsing adult content , do not respond to these emails – just delete them and remember your secret is probably safe , no one has been watching you and no one is going to send a video clip of you doing it to your contacts.  

Continue Reading

It’s Stay Smart Online Week

Yes the government is having a Stay Smart Online Week this week and they have 5 key points to tell you about , that I have covered many times before. Limit what you share – Your personal information is incredibly valuable so be aware of what information is collected about you and what you share online. Check the privacy and security settings on your online accounts and apps. Create strong passwords – Always use strong, unique passwords and passphrases that can’t be easily cracked – Use multi-factor authentication (such as a fingerprint or 2 factor) wherever possible to keep your most sensitive accounts more secure. Protect yourself online and backup – Regularly update the software on your internet connected devices, including computers, smartphones and tablets to reduce the risk of infection from malicious software. Avoid online scams – Always be on the lookout for suspicious links in emails, social media… Read More

Continue Reading

Beware Of Links On Facebook Promising To Fix Your Computer

Browsing on Facebook can sometimes result in you seeing an ad that will promise you that this ad ( and what it offers ) can fix your computers issues. I came across this one recently  However what happens when you click this ad when you have U Block Origin installed in your browser. U Block Origin which I recommend does not like this link because it is trying to load ” something ” onto your computer without you knowing it. Steer clear of ” mystery fixes for your computer whether it is a Windows computer or a Mac because you don’t know what you will get.  

Continue Reading

Stop Clicking Links & Opening Emails That Deep Down You Know Are Wrong

We still have an issue with opening emails and clicking links in them when we know they are wrong. From fake ASIC emails asking you to renew your business name to promises of refunds from Telstra , I get calls every week. Now for the bad news – your antivirus – especially the brand name ones – will rarely save you.

Continue Reading

Will Installing This Software Fix Your Computer Issues ?

If a computer person tells you that installing CCleaner or installing AVG will fix your computers issues , it is incorrect advice. If you have an issue with your Windows computer installing a different antivirus such as AVG or a ” tuneup ” piece of software / registry cleaner will not fix your issues. If you are on Windows 10 , these 2 pieces of software can cause issues , if you have pre- exisiting issues , so get your issues fixed correctly and do not rely on installing ‘ supposed ” fixes.

Continue Reading