Bushfire Tips – Support Phone Calls – Paypal – Meet Me – Crap App Of The Week

Bushfire Tips  If you know a fire is in the area or it is a day of extreme danger , its about information  Keep your devices charged as long as you can , smartphones , tablets , laptops Turn down screen brightness to conserve battery life on your smartphone Have a charger in your car  Learn how to hotspot your smartphone to your laptop or tablet if you need internet access on those devices  Download the CFS Fire App – shows incidences in your area  Have SA Power Networks saved as a favourite on your device along with the website AlertSA will have all the major messages from SA Police , CFS , SES , SA Power Networks , Bureau Of Meteorology    Remember – Twitter is a great source of information in an emergency  Bogus Support Calls People need to stop responding to phone calls at home saying there… Read More

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EBay Hack – What Do You Need To Do

The EBay hack where hackers stole email addresses, encrypted passwords, birth dates, mailing addresses and other information, though no financial data, nor PayPal databases were compromised is the second biggest of its kind. As with the recent Heartbleed security issue it does take time for companies to realise that this has occurred. What should you do  Change your password on EBay and on Paypal  If you use the same password elsewhere , change that password too  Turn on 2 factor authentication at Paypal so that your mobile number is registered and you receive a code when conducting transactions on that account  Be extra wary of phishing emails that spoof eBay and PayPal and ask you to click on some link or download some security tool; attackers are likely to capitalise on this incident to spread malware and to hijack accounts.

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Examples Of Emails Which Are Bogus

You should not click any links on emails that you receive which are similar to these: The tax office DO NOT send you emails The banks DO NOT pay you for surveys The banks DO NOT ask you to update your details via email Paypal DO NOT ask you to update your information this way Facebook DO NOT send out PDF newsletters

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Dodgy Email Of The Week

This weeks dodgy email is supposed to be from paypal telling me that my account has been closed and encouraging me to click the links given and give over my personal information. This is a bogus email that should just be deleted as paypal do not send you these emails and Gmail has been good at picking up the email and flagging it as suspect.

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