We have all heard the “Buyer Beware” expression for retail shopping…but it is even more applicable for online shopping.
Sometimes you have to give your special someone a little nudge in the right direction. I mean…sometimes they need a wee bit of help in getting us what we want. For birthdays…Christmas…Valentine’s Day…
The United States Department of Homeland Security is urging people to be careful if they are running the browser add-on or computer programming language known as Java. It is installed by default on more than 850 million machines, and chances are, it is leaving your computer open to attack. The issue is so serious that, in a rare announcement, DHS is urging all users to uninstall the widespread plugin immediately. …
This is without a doubt my favorite time of year. Time to shop for my family, friends, and to be totally honest, myself! There are deals and cyber deals everywhere, just waiting for me to find them.
Although most of us think that getting hacked won’t happen to us, it does happen. All the time. Sometimes it’s obvious – if you see your friend on Facebook posting odd things, you can give a shout out to her that her account has been compromised. Other times it’s more subtle – resulting in your personal information being stolen (along with your identity).
So you are going about your day, working, drinking coffee, Facebooking, drinking more coffee, Pinning (maybe this is just how I spend my days) — and you suddenly see on Pinterest a link that says “OMG I’ve Officially Seen it All! Exclusive J Bieber XX Tape!” Oh my.
Dear chicas, please do be careful where you are downloading your apps from for your Android devices. Recently there have been reports of fake versions of Angry Birds Space being downloaded with devastating results.
If your computer is driving you crazy and you’re tempted to throw it out the window and go get a new one, wait! A few simple steps can get your beloved PC or laptop back to the machine it once was, and regular maintenance will ensure it will continue running efficiently for years.
There’s another scam circulating on Facebook – this time, it’s something near and dear to my heart: shoes. Not just any shoes either, but those cute TOMS everyone is wearing this Spring. Sigh. Anyway, you may have seen this scam already. It works in the same way some of the other recent gift card scams operate.
Happy First Day of Spring! Although I live in sunny California, Spring is still an important time. Generally it means the school year is flying by and I’d better hurry and secure my summer camp options for my kids, or they’ll be with me 24/7. All. Summer. Long. It also means it’s time to spring clean! No, not your house silly (but if you want to come by and clean mine, by all means come on over). I’m talking about your PC.