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Warning: A New Apple Tech Support Scam

Published on June 18, 2017 By dgreenbaum

We’ve gotten a few calls about a nasty and vile scam hitting our Lawrence computer repair clients.  It starts with a warning about an iCloud hack. These seem to be in the news all the time.  If it isn’t Apple getting hacked, it’s someone else.  The call is an automated warning to call a specific […]

Why you should have multiple email addresses

Published on March 9, 2014 By dgreenbaum

I’ve wrtten before about the importance of not using your ISP’s email address such as “sunflower.com” or “swbell.net” primarily because if you cancel your account with them, you can’t keep your email address. With services such as Gmail, Yahoo and Outlook.com, you can have multiple email addresses at no charge and not be tied to […]

Latest scam around the Royal baby and other current events

Published on July 28, 2013 By dgreenbaum

Unlike many of my clients, I allow spam to freely flow into my inbox. I try to keep track of new scams and be aware of any new wrinkles that clients might get tricked with. The latest one surrounds current events. As less of us get our news online (and paywalls annoy us), we rely […]

How easily some people get hacked without a virus

Published on November 4, 2012 By dgreenbaum

Often times with computers, our primary fear is of an external hacker coming into our systems and wrecking havoc by stealing our banking information or credit cards. However, some of the most basic attempts to steal information don’t involve nefarious software but bad guys convincing people to voluntarily release key pieces of information. Mac or […]

The PC-Tuneup, Alchemy and other myths

Published on July 22, 2012 By dgreenbaum

Websters al·che·my   [al-kuh-mee] Show IPA noun, plural -mies for 2. 1. a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life. 2. any magical power or process […]

What Department of Homeland Security taught me (part 2): Coworker and customer safety

Published on March 27, 2011 By dgreenbaum

Last post I talked about my all-day meeting with Department of Homeland Security and in particular businesses and organizational continuity.  When we hear DHS of course our first thoughts are of terrorism and 9/11.  That’s natural and DHS was an outgrowth of that.  However, mass shootings and other crises existed long before 9/11.  An example […]

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