Phishing – What it is and how to avoid it

phishing

What is Phishing? You get an email sent to you pretending to be from a reputable organisation. They’ll usually contain a link for you to click on or a phone number to call, both of which are there in order

Posted in Scams, Viruses

Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi – holographic TV

3d TV? Pah!  I laugh in the face of such primitive devices. As we all know (geek or not) from Sci Fi films, the future is all about holographic TV.  What you may not know is that holographic TV may

Posted in News

Cute Pic of The Day

Newborn Puppy

Cute pic of the day Okay, so these aren’t really computer related but they are cute…

Posted in General, Humour

Antivirus Software – Which Should I Use

How do I know what Internet Security/Antivirus software to use? Internet security software suffers from the same problem as many consumer items; there are plenty of review sites but they often disagree. On top of that, some are free. Which

Posted in General, Good Practice, Viruses

Most Commonly Used Passwords

  With cyber criminals becoming smarter and cyber attacks and identity theft rapidly becoming more and more common the message to use secure passwords must be sinking in…. Well at least the first in the list has a capital letter

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Apple Hacked

Apple’s Developer Center has been accessed by hackers. The developer center, which is used by registered Apple application creators to create apps for iPhones, iPads, iPods and Mac computers, was down for 3 days with no information forthcoming from Apple.

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Funny Google Search Suggestions

Genuinely Terrifying

Google has a really useful facility where it offers you search suggestions based on what you are typing into the search box.  Some of these search suggestions can be quite bizarre. These are all genuine.

Posted in Google Fun

The Lucky Month

“GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!! ~~ This year October has 5 Mondays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This Happens once every 823 years. This is called money bags. So copy this to your status and money will arrive within 4 days. Based

Posted in Hoaxes

The Untick Me Hoax

The hoax text will vary but will be based on something along the lines of: “FACEBOOK HAS CHANGED THEIR PRIVACY SETTINGS ONCE MORE!!! DUE TO THE NEW “GRAPH APP” ANYONE ON FACEBOOK (INCLUDING OTHER COUNTRIES) CAN SEE YOUR PICTURES, LIKES,

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Google Doodles

Van Gogh's 152nd birthday

To mark certain anniversaries and events Google come up with fun designs based on their logo.  They call these “Google Doodles” If you want to see all the Google Doodles from the past go to Google, leave the search box

Posted in Fun to try, Google Fun