Decaf And Computer Security
Get A Perfect Cup of Decaf When You Are Out
Going back a few years, it became cool to use the phrase “life hacks” to talk about an innovative or unique way of doing something. I like a good cup of coffee and I don’t usually keep decaf in the house, but if I go out in the afternoon I want a decaf. However, on multiple occasions I have literally been left with a bad taste in my mouth. I have found various Dunkins putting decaf in a carafe just hoping it would stay warm, sitting there for hours. Here is how to beat getting a stale decaf cuppa. Go into Dunkin or Starbucks and ask for a “decaf Americano” in the size that you want. Both places have decaf expresso beans. You will get a custom made cup of coffee made just for you. It’s fresh! I got a medium decaf Americano at Dunkin for 3.64.
Computer Security Briefing – Current Events
Since I dealt with two of these in the past week, one more serious than the other — I have to put you on heightened alert. I helped a client on Thursday that had a browser hijack on her computer. It told her she had a “VIRUS.” You will be on the internet, seemingly on a safe website and some security message will take over your screen. This one was masquerading as Microsoft -but Microsoft was not involved at all. The phone number was a toll free number purchased by a scammer. I traced it to a graphics design biz in upstate New York, but they could have just been a front for a real India based tech support scam.
Remember my warning that I have sent out to you in multiple Decembers — Microsoft, Google, Apple, Pay Pal or Facebook WILL NOT (repeat the WILL NOT in your mind) pop up with a phone number on your computer asking you to pay for support. NEVER EVER.
(I don’t see too many of you with those paper strips I sent out taped to the desk near your computer. May want to reconsider.)
Take a look at the attached picture. It is a picture of a scam. (Totally safe to open as it’s just a picture) The scenario depicted is as fake as a “Rawlecks” sold on the street in Chinatown.
Song of the Week
Here is a 1988 performance of “From a Distance” by Nanci Griffith
It was the favorite song of my 4th grade class. 🙂