My Tech Hits & Misses For 2016

My favourite pieces of tech for 2016: Best phone: iPhone7 plus Great camera , waterproof , great battery life , love the black finishes  Close second:Google Pixel Great camera , good battery life , pure Android that is updated to keep you secure and none of the 3rd party software that other makers throw in that is always hit or miss. Favourite Laptop – MacBook Pro 2016 Fast , well made , great keyboard , love the touch bar , the Touch ID and it is light with great lapability.  Close Second – Surface Pro 4 I love the Microsoft Surface range of computers , well made , good keyboard , good battery life and again no 3rd party software that other makers put onto their computers which makes them more secure.Also really light to carry and love the pen features. Favourite Headphones – AirPods They are a standout product with superb audio quality for both microphone and listening and are the easiest syncing product I have used. Tech Misses for 2016 Windows 10 – forced upgrade , nobody likes being tricked into upgrading but now Windows 10 is the best version of Windows Microsoft have released. Yahoo – their email service is… Read More

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Have A Yahoo Email Account – It Is Time To Go

Yahoo – it definitely is time to go First we had 500 million accounts that were hacked , now Yahoo tells us that 1 billion were hacked in 2013 and guess what – your information was for sale on the internet Yahoo says that affected accounts may have had data stolen such as email addresses, telephone numbers ,dates of birth, hashed passwords and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers – this is not good especially when many use the same across multiple accounts ( which you should not be doing ). So what is really concerning is that Yahoo has still not identified how the data was stolen. So what should you do? Change your password again should be the number 1 thing If you used your password and security questions elsewhere , go to those accounts and change them However if I were a Yahoo user I would delete my account or just stop using it. More information can be found here :How to delete or protect your Yahoo account

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iCloud Email Hack & Yahoo Email Issues

Emails have been in the news with the announcements of Yahoo Email details being leaked onto the internet and the Pippa Middleton hack So lets deal with the Pippa Middleton ” hack ‘ and what we can learn. A good password – no visible words – capitalise at least one letter – have a number in it – use a symbol – for example 20Richa16!rd Don’t tell anyone your password Turn on 2 factor authentication – give the company your mobile phone number – then if someone tries to access your account you will receive a message on your phone  Know your security questions and don’t make them obvious – favourite sporting team , place of birth , mothers maiden name  If you have a Yahoo account your details maybe available on the internet  You can check if they are by logging on and if you see a notice like this you probably have been. However if you have a Yahoo email account here is my strong advice  Change your password as above  Turn on 2 factor as above  Keep an eye on your bank account for fraud Treat Yahoo emails with suspicion  Swap to a Gmail account 

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Tech TalkBack Radio Segments – W/E 31st July

It was the final countdown for upgrading to Windows 10 this week , the amount of people using Facebook Messenger , Email addresses , Internet issues , Rio and cyberthreats , modems , routers , Yahoo and listeners calls  Please find below my radio segments for this week

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Do You Have A Yahoo Email Account – You May Want To Read This

If you have an email account from Yahoo you may be finding that people that you know are suddenly receiving emails from what looks like you. These emails however which are usually spam or porn in some cases look like they have been generated from a third party provider and will have your name in the front of the email. For example richard.pascoe@zute.com but will be picked up by your Yahoo account and delivered when it is not even your address or from Yahoo.It looks like a catchall implementation has taken place with Yahoo capturing any email that resembles your name. So what do you do? Cancel your Yahoo email account seems to be the only way currently until Yahoo fixes this.

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Unable To Access Your Yahoo / Hotmail / Outlook.com Account

Suddenly you begin to have issues with your online email account and are unable to access it or discover it is sending out spam emails and wonder what could have gone wrong.  The overwhelming issue is going to be your password with these accounts and especially when you have a password that contains a word from a dictionary. Somebody / something will have taken over your account and you need to rectify the issue. The links below should assist you in resolving the issue.  Yahoo Problems   Outlook / Hotmail Problems   My Outlook.com Has been Hacked   Gmail Problems Do not employ a third party to do this as this will be a scam as well as the video below will show.

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Yahoo Email Hacked – Here Is What You Can Do

I have been seeing a few people lately that are having issues with Yahoo mail , namely their account has been hacked , their email has been gone through and in some cases their email archive has been deleted. So what to do: Change your password to a decent password that contins a combination of letters and numbers Update your password recovery information Ensure you have an alternate email address Go to your sign-in page and click on the ” I cant access my account” Create a ‘sign-in seal “

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