Lucy, You Got Some ‘Splainin to Do

Rickey’s Got A Question “Lucy you got some ‘splainin to do,” Ricky from ‘50’s sitcom I Love Lucy, says it all if you lose your data or it becomes corrupted, stolen, or held for ransom. In today’s Internet environment there is a lot going on that needs “splainin.” So you’ve got an antivirus (AV) and you think it’s working okay and you’re protected from computer hacks. But, I have a question

Hackers? We Don’t Know Any Stink’n Hackers

Go Ahead Ignore the Hackers If you were hacked, how much would you pay to get your company, municipality or customer’s data back again? Perhaps a better question would be, what would you pay to prevent the hacking in the first place? It appears you would rather pay big bucks to recover from a hack vs. paying for protection. Humm, what’s up with that? Oh, wait it couldn’t happen to you,

Electronic Door Bells, Are They For You?

One of the cool electronic gadgets available to you now is an electronic front door bell because you can see and talk to the caller before you answer the door. If you are away from the home when a person rings your bell, you can still see and hear them and have a conversation. The new electronic door bells have built in video and audio so one can monitor who’s at the door before you open it.

Downright Malicious

Source: ComputersUSA, By: William Claney As we enter 2017 we are reminded of the malicious nature of the Internet so I take this moment to remind my readers that Cyber Crime is a vigorous and disgusting enterprise brought to you by degenerates who are the scum of the earth, and they are after you. Yes you, right here in the East Bay of California. Last year I personally interviewed, met with

How to avoid email phishing scams

Source: Wired, By: Lily Hay Newman You know not to click on links in sketchy emails. Everybody knows that. And yet, people fall for these phishing attacks all the time. Case in point: The FBI suspects a phishing email is how the Russian hackers who were indicted this week got into Yahoo. Ditto for the breach of the Democratic National Committee, and the Sony Pictures hack. In fact, there’s

You Are Being Sued – It Says So Right Here in This Email

Press Release For Immediate Release Computer Related Article by Will Claney You Are Being Sued – It Says So Right Here in This Email “You are being sued,” screams the headline on the email you just received. The headline continues to say you haven’t paid your bill so legal action is being taken against you. Really? Being sued usually requires you to receive a notification from a