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How To Prevent Your Emails Being Hacked

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I have a fabulous friend called Rebecca*. Not only is she smart and clever but she is all class. Now, I had thought that I knew this friend particularly well but when I started receiving emails from her regarding a certain part of the male body that could be enlarged and promising ‘staying power’, I Read more…

Save Yourself Time And Money Secure Your Mobile Telephone!

It is no secret that I am a bit of a klutz. I lose things, drop things and misplace things on a daily basis. And nothing bears the brunt of this more than my mobile phone. I am on my third phone so far this year. I lost the first and dropped the second! Just Read more…

From Tourist Information to Malware in one easy step…

This week BBC News and others reported that Gibraltar is joining another well known destination, Monmouth UK, by tagging locations around the country with printed 2 dimensional bar codes (QR Codes) which can be scanned by your smartphone to link you to Wikipedia articles. As a regular traveler, tourist, and conveyor of useless information, to Read more…

How Valuable Is Your Time?

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Do you remember that time my husband clicked on scareware? Or that story I tell about before I started blogging for McAfee, the kids downloaded a virus onto the computer that we couldn’t get rid of and we had to send the pc back to the store? I bet I never told you about how Read more…

The Eighth Scam of Christmas – Coupon Codes and Free iPads

For the eighth scam of Christmas, the criminals gave to me a coupon in exchange for my identity! With the popularity of shows like Extreme Couponing, viewers learn that there are coupons or everything, right? Not so fast! Since my days of participating in The S.P.A.M. Experiment , I have known that there is no such Read more…

The Seventh Scam of Christmas, Phishing and SMiShing!

For the Seventh Scam of Christmas the criminals gave to me phishing – but the big phish is me! My father in law mentioned that he got an email saying that he had a package that they couldn’t deliver and he wondered what to do. The answer is nothing! This is a classic scam and Read more…

Holiday Tech Gifts – Tips To Play Them Safely [Graphic]

Keeping up with the latest technology can be a challenge for parents this time of year. Kids want all the latest electronic gadgets and sometimes they get them from well meaning Grandparents and relatives. What are you to do when a new device enters the home and you are not quite sure what it can Read more…

Secure Your New Devices!

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What value do you place on your bank records, family photos, digital music and movie files? A recent McAfee survey found that US consumers had on average more than $55,000 of “digital assets” stored on the multiple devices they own. For many people all of the things I just mentioned are on their smartphone – Read more…

Fake-Alert Scam Targets Mac Users

One of the most prevalent families of recent Trojans is called fake alerts. These Trojans generate fake warning screens that look like they were generated by legitimate security or anti-malware software. The majority of malware within this family attempts to con users by convincing them that their systems are at risk and that they should purchase Read more…