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 →

Simple tips to keep your computer from overheating

Keep your computer from overheating

Heat can damage your computer and create problems while operating, keep your computer from overheating to keep it running smoothly. Whether it’s your business or home computer, it is important to keep your computer cool at all times.  Your computer contains a lot of parts and most create heat when your computer is on.  The Central Processing Unit (CPU) and the Graphics Card are two of the main parts of computers that create a lot of heat.  Much of the heat created on computers is moved out of the computer’s case by several fans if properly configured.  If the computer is not removing the hot air fast enough, the computer can get overheated and this can cause all sorts of complications.  From slowing down your computer to shutting down for no reason, it can seriously damage your computer in the long-run.  Keeping your computer cool should be a top priority.  Here are a few tips that will help you keep your computer from overheating. 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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