Just a quick FYI -- if you receive mail claiming that your email to a Russian (.ru) email address didn't go through, delete and ignore. Address not found Your message wasn't delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org because the address couldn't be found or is unable to receive email. It's just trying to get you to open the…Read more
Microsoft Defender to start removing coercive “system cleaners”
Microsoft Defender to start removing coercive "system cleaners" Best news I've seen all day. I see this kind of garbage software more than I do actual viruses. They are snake oil: offering much, providing little. They claim to find hundreds or thousands of problems on the system but will only "fix" a few of them…Read more
Facebook scams are still huge.
Facebook scams are still huge. I'm seeing so many of these lately where somebody sees some giveaway and, without thinking about how unbelievably too-good the offer is, clicks Like or Share. Here's some tips on how to recognize these scammers: MOST giveaways on Facebook are scams. Unless it's a very local company like a restaurant…Read more
Non-HTTPS Sites Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome
Non-HTTPS Sites to be Labeled “Not Secure” by Chrome Here's the important part: this only matters if it's a site where you'd enter any sort of a login or credit card information. If "Joe's Blog" is not secure, there's no problem there because you're just there to read his pithy observations. Now, if you go…Read more