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My Computer is Running Slow, What Can I do?

My computer is running slow

If your computer is running slow it may be time for a little cleanup to help improve your computers performance.  Below are some common reasons your computer is running slow and measures you can take to improve it’s speed.

  1. Your Hard drive is 95% Full – When your hard drive gets to 95 percent, computers can slow down, a lot! Programs, updates, downloads, and temporary files are some of the many things that take space on your drive. Sometimes emptying your recycle bin may be the fastest and easiest solution to recover space. Deep clean your computer of unnecessary files and programs and consider moving files to a cloud storage service. Read More →

How to Spot Phishing Emails

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When viewing your work or personal emails on any device, computer, laptop, and mobile phone can all become vulnerable to a phishing attack. Many people believe they can outsmart and identify a phishing email. Phishing emails are constructed with one goal in mind – information theft. Taking extra precautions in order to not fall as a victim of phishing emails will prevent a cyber attack (IT disaster). Below are 5 ways how to spot phishing emails. Read More →

Phishing scam threatens Apple users

phishing scam threatens Apple users

Apple users should be on the lookout.

The  European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect on May 25th. And scammers are taking advantage of the confusion as to what this means for end users. In this case, the phish bait is the claim that Apple is proactively preparing to better protect your data.

This phishing scam threatens Apple users with account suspension.

The attackers’ goal is for users to fall for this sophisticated tactic which redirects users to an “account rescue site”. This website of course is used to extract credentials and other personal financial information. The phishing website although fake, is a legitimate-looking Apple site. According to KnowBe4, it presents itself as a place where users can rescue their account from being “restricted.”
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Equifax Hack

 

Equifax Data Breach

About 143 million American consumers were affected by the recent Equifax data breach. The breach was announced last Friday.  It was reported that hackers accessed consumers personal information between May and July 2017.  Data accessed included social security numbers. credit card numbers, and in some cases driver license numbers.  That means your information may now be in the hands of criminals.  If you have a credit report you need to take action to protect your information from being misused. Here are four things you can do to stay protected:  Read More →