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Chinese hackers compromise data security from third-party IT companies!

Chinese hackers compromise data security from third-party IT companies!

Companies that choose to outsource their IT operations should be careful. Suspected Chinese hackers have been hitting businesses by breaching their third-party IT service providers and compromising their data security. Major IT suppliers that specialize in cloud storage, help desk, and application management have become a top target for the hacking group known as APT10. These ... Read More
 
Repeal of Internet Privacy Protections

Repeal of Internet Privacy Protections

A Repeal of Internet Privacy Protections Congress on Tuesday moved to dismantle online privacy rules created during the Obama era. The rules, which were scheduled to take effect this year, would have required internet providers to get permission before collecting and selling a customer’s online information, including browsing activities. The new F.C.C. rules had not taken effect, ... Read More
 
Warning: Avoid Google’s New Chat App Allo!

Warning: Avoid Google’s New Chat App Allo!

“Free for download today: Google Mail, Google Maps, and Google Surveillance,” he wrote. “That’s #Allo. Don’t use Allo.” Edward Snowden has warned people not to use Google’s new chat app, Allo, because it lets the company read everything that they say. Google has finally released its new chat app after showing it off over the summer. ... Read More
 
Beware Windows Live Mail Users!

Beware Windows Live Mail Users!

Windows Live Mail is being dumped! Windows Live Mail is a desktop email program Microsoft introduced to replace Outlook Express. It is part of the Windows Essentials suite, which includes several fine programs: Live Mail, Live Writer, Photo Gallery, MovieMaker and OneDrive. Unfortunately, the suite has not been updated since 2012, and will not be updating ... Read More
 
Clean Out Your Computer Day

Clean Out Your Computer Day

NATIONAL CLEAN OUT YOUR COMPUTER DAY Observed on the second Monday in February, National Clean Out Your Computer Day is a day to take some time out of your busy schedule to do needed care on your computers. Over time, files and programs that are unused on your PC clog the memory and cause confusion during retrieval and use ... Read More
 
Computer Security Risks You Might Not Think Of

Computer Security Risks You Might Not Think Of

– USB Drive Infections – Computer security attacks can happen very quickly if a nasty USB stick should be plugged into your computer by you or someone else. In several studies we will readily plug in any random USB drives we come across just to see what’s on there. Modern versions of Windows and macOS no ... Read More
 
Beware Gmail Users!

Beware Gmail Users!

There’s a new phishing scam targeting Gmail users.  Security researchers say that it’s highly effective and that even experienced, tech-savvy users are being tricked by it. A phishing scam is where a false email, or malicious link, that looks real is clicked on and brings you to a false site that asks for your log-in information, ... Read More
 
2017 New Year Computer Resolutions

2017 New Year Computer Resolutions

2017 New Year Computer Resolutions New Year’s Day is supposed to be symbolic of new beginnings, new directions, new resolve and an opportunity to start over. Here’s your list if 2017 New Year Computer Resolutions…so let’s try to make some resolutions for better computer work and security!  Learn how to use my computer’s file manager. ... Read More
 
Online Computer Credit Card Safety – The PC Works

Online Computer Credit Card Safety – The PC Works

Your credit card isn’t safe anywhere, especially on the internet. When you’re shopping online with your credit card, it’s important to follow some guidelines to avoid credit card fraud and identity theft. 1. Only use your credit card on websites you trust. © Select Stock / Vetta / Getty When you shop with your credit ... Read More
 
Christmas Holiday Sale

Christmas Holiday Sale

Christmas Holiday Sale: Refurbished Laptop Hello, everyone! Christmas is a single day in November, but The PC Works has decided to offer an ALL-MONTH Christmas Holiday Sale on a fantastic laptop! What better last-minute gift than a new laptop for that special someone (who may be quite difficult to buy gifts for). It’s a good deal ... Read More