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Apple / Mac / iTunes users please read this message re scams! If you have been targeted by hacker pretending to be Apple and sending you this type of email, It is a hoax.

They are trying to get some info from you in order to hack your Apple account (AppStore / iTunes Store) or even hack your bank accounts or credit cards.

See details at: http://www.computertamers.ca/wordpress/2017/06/27/apple-mac-itunes-users-please-read-this-message-re-scams/

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Yet again... Let this be a reminder to update your CryptoPrevent program! Contact me if you need help. www.computertamers.ca

Ransomware infects computers around the world in another major attack
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ransomware-europe-russia-ukraine-petya-bitcoin-1.4179683
Shared via the CBC News Android App

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URGENT – Protect your computer NOW with CryptoPrevent & Windows Updates – Worldwide cyberattack described as ‘unprecedented’ affects more than 150 countries

1) PLEASE install and/or update CryptoPrevent as the best way we have to try to prevent ransomware attacks! Get it at my website, where there is information & a Download link, at
http://www.computertamers.ca/download/

Check for updates every few days, as this ransomware is evolving! Open CryptoPrevent, click on “Updates”, then on Check for Updates”. It will run a check in a little window, then let you know if there are updates available. If so, approve the updates!

2) You should also​ check for Windows Updates, as this latest ransomware takes advantage of a flaw in even old versions of Windows. Although Microsoft patched the vulnerability in March, the ransomware preys on older systems, like those at National Health Service hospitals in England, which heavily rely on Windows XP.

BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER FIRST!!

To update Windows, click on the Start menu, and then the Search box. Enter “Check for Windows Updates” in the box, and find the link, then check for updates.

And, of course, keep your antivirus and antimalware programs updated, too!
As always, if you need help, please contact us. ​

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Install and/or update CryptoPrevent to help protect your computers! Download it at
http://www.computertamers.ca/download/

Worldwide cyberattack described as 'unprecedented' affects 99 countries
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cyberattack-nsa-britain-1.4114063
Shared via the CBC News Android App

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Follow-up info!

So you clicked on that sketchy Google Docs link sent by email. Now what?

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DO NOT CLICK ON GOOGLE DOCS LINK IN EMAILS!

Email spam targets Google users with malicious link
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/gmail-phishing-google-docs-1.4098240
Shared via the CBC News Android App

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Smartphone motion sensors can be used to steal your passcode

If you don't have a pin on your phone, set up one, make it 6 digits, and close apps when not in use. If you need help, let me know. :)

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In this day and age, there is still a lot to be done for those with disabilities!

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I've been telling people that iCloud isn't a safe place for backups. Please save your data to another option. I use Google Drive / my Gmail account for backups - 15GB of space at no cost!
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