The Internet and Email are the most dangerous avenues for viruses and scams. I am going to show you a couple of ways to protect yourself from these threats via email.
The first one, is to hide the message reading pane; and the second one is to use the “to” column to verify the recipient of the email before you open it.
Depending on your email client (the program you use to view your email) the settings should be similar to what I am about to describe. For this exercise I will use the Windows Live Mail program that comes with your windows Vista, 7, or 8. If you have a different operating system and email client, leave me a message at bottom of this article and I will respond with a specific solution for your case. Continue reading “Two Tweaks To Avoid Email Scams”
OpenSSL is an encryption method used by websites to provide security against prying eyes.
The problem is that someone found a flaw in the programming of a certain kind of SSL. The flaw allows crooks to peer into the working areas of the encryption process and extract important information from it, such as passwords, or other private information.
If you remember passing notes in class and getting caught by the teacher, you quickly learned to encrypt your messages. You devised a way to change the meaning of your letters or words. As an example, you might have changed the letter A to a C, the B to a D, C to a E, etc. Hello John would look like: Jgnnq Lqjp. Continue reading “OpenSSL what is it and why should you care?”
I have already warned you about this scam. Microsoft Tech Support will NOT call you because your computer is broken or infected. But unethical jerks who will pretend to be from Microsoft will. And they will try to suck as much money off of you as possible.