Alert: FBI Takes control of scammers

April 2 Leave a comment

ScammerIn November 2011, the FBI intercepted and interrupted a network of Cybercriminals who created some software that controls how people connected to the internet. On July 9, the FBI will start turning off these rogue servers, and if you have been affected, you will be unable to access the internet. Read more…

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SCAM Alert: PC Support World Windows Event viewer

March 20 7 comments

Scam alertHi everyone, this was just too important to ignore.

Last night we were targeted by a scammer… yup – dumb huh… WRONG people!

What was the scam? Read more…

15 minute steps to improve your home technology environment

January 25 Leave a comment

We promised earlier this month a series on setting up you home for safe technology usage, after the technology gifting that most likely happened in your home over the festive season.

The topics we will cover are:

  1. Centralise device charging
  2. Know what you have Read more…

Let’s start 2012 with a series that sets up your home technology for the rest of the year.

January 4 Leave a comment

With Christmas gone, and the New Year here. over 80% of respondents said that technology was part of their gift plan.

To start 2012 well, indicate which subject area you you like to get help on first, and we’ll set up a series of 15 minute tasks so that we can get everyone on a right path to safer home technology environment. Read more…

Limit screen time to 2 hours a day

December 22 Leave a comment

We know this one is going to be hard over Christmas, however, our recent survey shows that over 90% of families are giving technology this Christmas.

It is a goal that you will need to set. It is also a goal that should be set up front with technology gifts. This way, any gift receiving day (birthday, or Christmas) can be an exception, and then revert to normal behaviour the day after.

This article illustrates why this is important, and gives you some tips on how to set up this environment. Read more…

Facial recognition on Facebook – Turn it off!

December 21 Leave a comment

If we have a gripe with Facebook, it is the fact that whenever a new feature is released, it seems that the executive decision makers assume we all want the feature turned on by default…. and not tell us either by a private message, or post at log in… after all, they have the skills to do this. Why do we need to find out about these features though the media?

Facial recognition is one of these features. so here are some tips to better manage your ue of this feature. Read more…

Privacy 2: How do I protect my privacy?

December 20 Leave a comment

As promised, here is the second article in the series on privacy.

We previously talked about why companies chose to know so much about us. We also talked very briefly about how to go about protecting your privacy online. This week, we will dig a bit deeper into what actual things you need to do to protect your privacy. here are some simple things that every web site tells you to do… Read more…

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