Passwords…Again

July 20, 2018

Passwords…Again I know we keep writing articles about passwords, but it’s because they are so important. And we have some new and interesting information for you. Having a good password is important. Many people set a password and say, “Nobody will guess that password.”. However, the truth is, most of the time a password is […]

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Meldown & Spectre CPU Vulnerabilities

January 12, 2018

You may have heard on the news about vulnerabilities in Intel, ARM (Apple), and AMD processors that lets a hacker access your system. You may not be aware that CPU makers knew about this problem for 7 months before someone discovered it and told the world. But I digress. Here’s what you need to know […]

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How to Create a Good Password

July 31, 2017

With all of the hacking going on these days, it’s important to have good complex passwords on your important accounts. Important accounts include email, online retailers, banks and other financial institutions, etc. When you create a password you want it to be something that nobody could guess, but you also want it to be something […]

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How to Encrypt Your Email

June 28, 2017

In past newsletters, we have told you how email is not a secure form of communication. As an email travels from one sever to another, it can be intercepted and read by programs (called bots) that harvest information from email. We told you to never send sensitive or important information of any kind through email. […]

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Yet Another RansomWare

June 28, 2017

Last month we had the WannaCry Ransomware attack. WannaCry was squashed by the discovery of a “kill switch” that killed WannaCry. But now, this month, there’s a new one called Petya. Like WannaCry, Petya has mostly affected Europe. However, it has affected the US. One of the victims in the US was the Pennsylvania’s Heritage […]

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2017 Scam Update

May 12, 2017

The most pervasive scam that we here at Cyber Tek Computer Pros have seen in the last year is what we call Fake Microsoft. You may encounter them in several different ways. You may get a call from someone claiming to be from Microsoft, Windows Support, or something like that. Often they have a foreign […]

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New Type of Phish Attack

May 4, 2017

There is a new type of phishing attack you need to be aware of. As you know, a phishing attack is when you get an email that looks like it’s from a reputable company. The email contains a link that goes to a website that will either try to infect your computer, or the website […]

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Business Security Software

April 27, 2017

You may be wondering what the difference is between consumer and enterprise security software. There is a big difference. The difference comes in how the software is installed, maintained, and monitored. Enterprise Security software is targeted towards business and it makes it easy for one person to install, maintain, and monitor security software on many […]

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Security Software Roundup

April 27, 2017

(Updated April 27, 2017) This is a roundup of security software packages. For the purposes of this article, we are focusing on consumer versions targeted at residential customers and small businesses that do not have a server. We will cover business oriented security products in a separate article. After reading this article, see what security software […]

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2016 Scam Update

October 21, 2016

From time to time we update you on computer related scams. A couple of years ago we told you about a scam where you would get a call from someone claiming to be with Microsoft or “Windows Support” telling you that your computer is infected and they can fix it for you. For a fee. […]

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