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Apple: Identify and report phishing emails and other suspicious messages

Posted on April 19th, 2017

From Apple Support posted April 19, 2017 Use these tips to avoid phishing scams and learn what to do if you think your Apple ID has been compromised. Scammers use phishing and other types of social engineering to try to trick you into sharing pe...

Microsoft: Tech support scams persist with increasingly crafty techniques

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

Microsoft Malware Protection Center Blog posted April 3, 2017 Millions of users continue to encounter technical support scams. Data from Windows Defender SmartScreen (which is used by both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer to b...

Microsoft: Phishers unleash simple but effective social engineering techniques using PDF attachments

Posted on January 26th, 2017

From Microsoft | TechNet Microsoft Malware Protection Blog posted January 26, 2017 The Gmail phishing attack is reportedly so effective that it tricks even technical users, but it may be just the tip of the iceberg. We’re seeing similarly simple ...

QTIP: What's the most awesome app?

Posted on October 3rd, 2016

What is the one app that makes everything work better? Hints: The app is easy to use, it’s free, and it’s already at your fingertips. It’s your contact manager. That’s right, your Contacts app. Among the standard apps preinstalled on every PC, Ma...

QTIP: Why Email Addresses Disappear

Posted on March 30th, 2015

Email users often ask with a hint of panic "Why did my email contacts disappear after my Outlook upgrade? I used to start typing Joe’s name and presto, his address appeared, and badda-bing badda-boom it was selected. Now, nadda." A check of users...

QTIP: Don't Rely on the Open Recent menu

Posted on March 19th, 2015

Avoid relying on Word’s Open Recent menu to reopen files. Recently opened files listed may be similarly named temporary files containing unsaved changes rather than the actual file you expect. Recent files listed may also have been saved to a fla...

QTIP: There's a Whole Lot'a Updating Goin' On

Posted on May 29th, 2014

Windows, Mac OS X, and Java The month of May brought us a bumper crop of updates for both Windows and Mac operating systems that delighted and confounded us while we attempted to complete otherwise gainful work. Microsoft provided security updat...