Apple has released Security Update 2016-001 for OS X El Capitan users. It introduces crucial security fixes to the operating system. They have also issued Security Update 2016-005 for OS X Yosemite users. It will protect against the exact vulnerability that was discovered in iOS last week.
To update your system on OS X go to App Store > Updates > and install the security update that is shown for your system. If you are using Mavericks or Yosemite a Safari update is available for you.
In addition, it’s recommended to update iOS just head over to your Settings and perform a software update on the device. It’s important to note that some updates can slow [...]
Computers can be odd creatures. Since a lot of the processing happens in the background you’re likely not to see what is happening unless you know what to look for. Here are some quick things that you can do to speed up your PC. There are some issues a simple reboot can fix so I always start there. If a reboot fails to fix the problem feel free to try the below solutions.
1. There is a runaway program hogging your resources
Open up your task manager with the following key strokes: CTRL+Shift+ESC and once that is opened you may need to click “More Details” if your screen looks like mine did below.
Once you click “More [...]
You sit down to load into bankofamerica.com and then you notice a white screen with the never ending spinning wheel. After some time it finally loads. What should you do in this case? I always advise my customers to first call their ISP. Your ISP will be whoever provides you internet and it’s likely going to be Comcast, AT&T, WOW, or Home Telecom if you’re in the Tri-County area of South Carolina. The only question you need to ask at this point is “What internet package am I paying for?” The most common package for a residential user on Comcast is going to be 25 down and 5 up. Write down what they tell you.
The next step is to go to [...]
Phishing is the act of sending an e-mail to an end user falsely claiming to be a company or person to coerce the person into sharing private information that can be used for identity theft.
It is most common for the e-mail to direct a user to visit a website where they are asked to login or update personal information such as a password, credit card, social security number, or bank account numbers. The website is bogus and will capture and steal any information that is entered on the web page.
Examples of Phishing Scams
There are many examples of a phishing scam. Ebay and Paypal are both websites that are popular for phishing. An important rule of thumb if you [...]