With this new site, it will take me a while to get all 450 of my posts back into here. What you see here are my most recent posts and I’m working my way back in time. Thank you for your patience!
DriveSavers is one the of the premiere data recovery companies anywhere, and until September 15 are offering their services for FREE if you have a damaged hard drive or phone from hurrican Harvey. If you’re a victim of hurricane Irma you have until September 30.
Their full press release for Harvey is here: https://goo.gl/YfxA4w
The press release for Irma is here: https://goo.gl/eZTFwa
If you know anyone who may have had lost data on a hard drive due to the hurricane, have them contact DriveSavers immediately. Corrosion will permanently destroy any chance of recovery.
And very funny too……
The advantage of logging into your Windows computer with your Microsoft account is that if you want to purchase an app from the Microsoft Store or IF you use OneDrive (not my first recommendation) you’re already logged in.
I know that MOST of you don’t purchase apps from the store. If you’re like me and log into your computer with a LOCAL account (meaning it doesn’t matter if your computer is online or not AND Microsoft doesn’t know each time you log onto your computer) then your Windows 10 computer will on occasion show you this little message in the corner…
The ONLY problem with your Microsoft account is that Microsoft can’t tell when you’re using your computer (for the most part.) So DON’T WORRY when you see this message, and don’t feel the need to create a Microsoft account to change how you log onto your computer. Just SMILE and say “no thank you Microsoft” the next time you see it.
If you ate at Chipotle between March 24 and April 18, you might want to check your credit card statement. They were hacked and payment information from over 2,200 restaurants was taken.
Reuters has a full article on the hack:
With all the brouhaha over the cyberattacks going on all over the world, my advice in not getting infected with ransomware is the same advice I’ve been giving from the beginning. Don’t CLICK on a link in nor OPEN an attachment in an email unless you know who it’s from AND you’re expecting it. I can’t emphasize that last part enough. It is someone you know who was infected that the email will come from, and if you think it’s ok because it came from someone you know and you open the attachment, then it’s game over.
You need a backup of your data that can’t be compromised by ransomware, that’s why I recommend Carbonite. For $59 a year your data is securely stored where even a virus can’t damage it. I’ve had a client get infected with Ransomware and rather that pay the $1,500 ransom, we got all the data back from Carbonite. You can get Carbonite directly from them, or for the same price I will set up it for you and make sure the subtle settings are all correct for you so nothing gets missed.
Carbonite also protects you not just from hard drive crashes but also theft and fire – it’s cheap insurance, so contact me ([email protected]) and let me get you set up and fully protected from the day you accidentally make that click.