Why I do not remote into your computer?

I get asked all the time if I can remote into a computer and fix the problem. Though this sounds like it would be convenient for most customers it opens them up for later scams. Most phone scams these days involve remote access. Using real software used by tech professionals to remotely fix problems withContinue reading “Why I do not remote into your computer?”

Major OSX Security Update! Update Now!

Apple Fixes a huge security flaw but you need to update! On Monday, April 26 Apple released a major security update for OSX! This update will address a flaw in Apples OSX security that is actively being exploited by hackers and cybercriminals. This means it is not a theory! Someone is using the exploit toContinue reading “Major OSX Security Update! Update Now!”

OSX Malware Vectors

Don’t Panic! I know that this topic can get complex and technical very quickly. But the goal of this blog post is to give information to users who have never actually removed malware from their Mac. You seasoned Mac security professionals need not dawdle. You will most likely get bored. The point is, even aContinue reading “OSX Malware Vectors”

Latest Mac Malware that has experts worried

I’m not just a tech. I am a NERD. I love to read about the all latest Apple Mac things, all the time. And the current “latest thing” is malware. Where most people have their RSS feed and email give them reports on politics, recipes, hobbies or the next cricket match, I’m the guy who’sContinue reading “Latest Mac Malware that has experts worried”

Do Macs get Viruses? Mac Malware Removal in the Blue Mountains.

Before we get started we need to talk about the difference between a Virus and Malware. A virus is a rather nasty kind of malware that tries to infect as many computers as possible and does not require a lot of effort on your part to do so. Malware is software that is meant toContinue reading “Do Macs get Viruses? Mac Malware Removal in the Blue Mountains.”

Remove Flash from your Mac today.

We all loved Adobe Flash, back in the day. I remember watching some really creative websites that used Flash. However, Adobe has stopped supporting this software. It is time to remove flash from your mac. If you are still using or installed the Flash plug-in on your Mac computer recently, I have bad news forContinue reading “Remove Flash from your Mac today.”

Free Class: How to stay safe online for Seniors!

We are going to have free presentation online tomorrow. 2:00-3:30 PM Wed Feb 17th at the Lithgow Information and Neighbourhood center! Learn the basics of staying online The class is going to cover some of the basics to make using the internet safer. This is not your normal computer class where the greatest risk isContinue reading “Free Class: How to stay safe online for Seniors!”

How to ID & Avoid a Phone Text Scam

In the last few years, scammers have gotten smarter at using text messages to lure victims into phishing scheme traps. Their goal is to use these phone text scams, also referred to as SMS scams, to get your bank account or credit card details and other private information. How do you avoid a phone textContinue reading “How to ID & Avoid a Phone Text Scam”