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Old 11-10-2018, 06:56 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Don't just use Internet to follow social media, dating websites, and lol-cats. Learn about online scams and what you should know to ensure safe Internet browsing.

Here you will find useful information about common threats, how to recognize Internet scams, hoaxes, phishing, cyberbullying, ID theft, ransomware emails, etc.

Common scams and frauds:
https://www.leaderquestonline.com/bl...security-tips/
https://www.getsafeonline.org/protec...nd-scam-email/
https://www.getcybersafe.gc.ca/cnt/r...-thrts-en.aspx
https://www.usa.gov/common-scams-frauds
https://www.fraud.org/prevent_fraud

Dictionary of terms:
https://leapfrogservices.com/worm-vi...go-deciphered/

Ongoing scams:
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alerts
https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/on-the-internet
https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/attem...watching-porn/
https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/top-online-scams/
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/9-int...190146104.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/t...rs-pop-up.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyph.../#741dfd9f4d7a (IRS/Social Security scams)
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:10 AM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Default Precautions to take before sending/bringing your PC for repair

Never give strangers remote access to your computer, and before you bring your computer to repair shop you need to do this:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/preca...-laptop-repair
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:20 AM
 
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Default How to Securely and Safely dispose of old Computers

Want to sell your computer, donate or throw away?
You need to do this before:
https://www.thewindowsclub.com/dispose-of-old-computers
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Old 06-03-2019, 01:43 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW about Internet scams, hoaxes, phishing, cyberbullying, ransomware emails etc

Common threats to be aware of
* Botnets
* Hacking
* Malware
* Pharming
* Phishing
* Ransomware
* Spam
* Spoofing
* Spyware
* Viruses
* Wi-Fi Eavesdropping
* Worms
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:21 PM
 
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Originally Posted by elnina View Post
Never give strangers remote access to your computer, and before you bring your computer to repair shop you need to do this:

https://www.thewindowsclub.com/preca...-laptop-repair

After reading their suggestions it appears it would be easier to educate yourself on fixing it yourself. Honestly. The other issue is many of those things may not be possible.
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Old 06-05-2019, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yea, that's WAY over the top.
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