That's right. It's time to change your passwords. The internet needs to start looking at this topic as if it were daylight savings time. We all know it is a pain in the ass but it truly is a necessary evil. People like to take this time to replace the batteries in their smoke alarms, change the filter in the furnace, or swap out their snow tires. Let's all add changing our passwords to the list.
There are many steps one may take to securing a brand new computer after purchase. An individual may buy into the retail store's up-sale of some security software anti-virus/firewall suite, or purchase extended service warranties to have their machine 'cleaned' when needed. They could also make sure their shiny new computer was properly configured to automatically install updates.
Having a secure home network today is vital to protecting your personal, family, and home business information. At the very least you want to have your wireless network be secured with WPA, or greater encryption, and change the default passwords associated with whatever device you are using. If you are curious as to why it matters so much, READ THIS for a quick explanation of why.
Keloland News in Sioux Falls contacted Comrade Technology shortly after our recent blog post below about how internet scammers work to get money for falsely claiming your computer is sending viruses. Here is the link to the news story on Keloland.com
In my previous post I explained and shared phone recordings from an experience I had with some internet scammers. I would like to take this post to show a few of the tactics they used or may use if they were to call you.
To the novice computer user, a call from a "Microsoft Certified Professional" about your computer contacting a server with viruses could really concern a person. Almost enough to get them to pay for a non-existent or even a free service. Late in 2012, I received a call from a customer who had this exact situation happen to them. IT WAS A SCAM.
Earlier last month this crazy meme flooded internet pop-culture. It spread everywhere from small family reunions and school dances to corporate auditoriums. It didn't take long until some of the most creative minds on the internet coded a nice little script to "Harlem Shake" and website. It kept us entertained for a few minutes. Hopefully, you will enjoy it too.