Too many passwords? How to manage that

Sometimes people say “I want the password on my new account to be..” and it turns out they’re using that password for everything. So that’s convenient, they only have to remember one thing for all their accounts. But it’s very unsafe. It means that if the badguys get this password, […] Read more »

Online safety

Some informative webpages about online safety. 10 Tips to Keep Kids Safe Online Online Shopping Safety: The Consumer’s How-To Guide Protecting Yourself from Online Charity Scams Top 11 Scams Used by Online Criminals to Trick You How to Stop Compromising Pictures of You from Being Published Online How Older Adults […] Read more »

Why your email password is important

Now and then, someone says to me “I don’t need a good password, it doesn’t matter if someone reads my email, it’s not that important”. But reading your email isn’t the only thing a badperson could do with your password. For instance, does Facebook or your bank send out new […] Read more »

Domain renewal scams

Scamwatch has an article about domain renewal scams. We hear about a lot of those. These can appear as a nicely-printed form in your snail-mail: they look plausible enough that some people pay them without checking, thinking they are routine renewals. It will be an actual company that takes the […] Read more »

Attack of the fax machines

Yesterday’s virus emails had subjects: “INCOMING FAX REPORT” and “Scanned image from a Xerox Work Centre”. As usual, they’re attempts to get people to click on the attached file. Hope nobody did. Read more »

Fake airline itineraries

“SCAMwatch is warning travellers to watch out for scam emails with fake flight itineraries attached – these attachments may harbour malicious software.” In general, be suspicious of any email that you didn’t expect to receive. For instance, if you weren’t planning any travel, receiving something like this is suspicious. More […] Read more »

Email scam

If you received an email titled “Dear Valued Email User“, please ignore it, it’s not from us. Just another attempt to get your password. We will never ask for your password. You’re welcome to phone us, or your IT people, if you’re ever uncertain about these emails. Some of them […] Read more »