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Entries Tagged as 'Security'

Preventing Cryptolocker and Ransomware in 4 steps

August 10th, 2016 · No Comments

I have sent emails, tweets, posted links and articles on Facebook and so much more, all to warn you about the different crypto locker schemes out there. Apparently I failed to write a specific article on how to prevent it. Hey you Linux and Apple people, you need to be alert for this too! Here […]

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Tags: Backing up · Hardware · Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms

Fake and Phishing emails this one “from” FeDex

May 18th, 2016 · No Comments

While I am upset with FedEx, I am even more upset with FeDex! Just a reminder for you to not open all email you receive. This is a malware attachment. The real FedEx knows about these. http://www.fedex.com/us/security/prevent-fraud/email.html and http://www.fedex.com/us/update2.html Instead of delving into the type of scam this is, Phishing, and instead of talking about […]

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Tags: E-Mail Issues · Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms

Building a PC Part 3 – Software: Windows, 3rd party SW, Anti-Virus and Security software.

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

In this most recent series I have been going over the parts for building a PC, what I use and why. In this exciting fun filled episode, I want to go over some of the software we use when building a computer. Let’s start with the most important part, the Operating system. I recommend Windows. […]

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Tags: Malware · Purchasing · Security · Software · Trojans · Virus · Worms

Physical Security on a Budget – Securing Your Home Internet

April 29th, 2015 · No Comments

For updated comments et al visit our other blog at http://www.the22man.com/2016/03/start-your-physical-security-on-a-budget/ This is a no cost solution to increasing your personal security, and we all like that four letter word “FREE”. I was working on this as a subject not only for TWG, but also for a book that was written by Matt Canovi. The […]

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Tags: Internet · Optimizing · Security

The actual steps to cleaning malware from your computer

January 14th, 2015 · No Comments

It has been a while since I put out a “technology” article and figure it is way past time to. I have been working on a couple reviews on the Galaxy S-5 phone, the Samsung SM-W750v (Windows phone), on a Jabra headset/Bluetooth, and my Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. But as for the tech tips and how […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Trojans · Virus · Worms