Category Archive: Virus!

Jun 20

Scam sites for Support

Please be careful when searching the website for “support” there are a number of sites out there that are scam sites. For example if you are looking for help with an Apple Mac product, go direct to www.apple.com/uk and click on support on their page. A number of these fake sites are installing remote control …

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Feb 02

When a technician says back up….

He does not mean away from the computer :p But to make sure you have an up to dat copy of your important data, a weekly backup to a memory stick can literally save your digital life. An external hard drive connected permanently with a scheduled back up WITH a separate backup to a memory …

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Apr 11

Heartbleed Bug….

Info taken from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26971363 But in summary theses are the “current” findings :- Name Vulnerable? Patched? Change password? Amazon No No need Only if shared with vulnerable service Amazon Web Services Yes Yes Yes Apple Not clear Not clear Not clear Barclays No No Only if shared with vulnerable service eBay No No need Only …

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Jun 18

Mobile Phone Anti Virus — Is it Needed?

There seems , and still seems to be a great deal of confusion and different views on this. So lets just clear up what can be REALLY said :- A virus is a bit of “code” that can often auto infect a system, replicate , infect and spread — it usually requires an infect email, …

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Jul 31

Mountain Lion – Battery Life on MBA

It seems some users are getting very poor battery life on MacBook Air’s https://discussions.apple.com/message/19066510?tstart=0#19066510?tstart=0 Some have branded this as a “virus” , which it is not, it is a bug , Im sure apple at some point will address this, but those getting ready to upgrade, id advise that you have an up to date …

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Jul 30

Flashback and the Older Mac

Whilst doing a little research i came across the official release :-   A recent version of malicious software called Flashback exploits a security flaw in Java in order to install itself on Macs. Apple has released software updates for systems running OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 that will update Java to …

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May 02

Scams / Warnings

Yes this may seem obvious to most, However always best to cover this kind of ground to make sure all are safe. There have been two large scams going around ( though there are sadly more ) Either via Email :- Your family member / friend are stuck in a¬†foreign¬†land and need you to send …

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Apr 27

Twitter

Userfriendly is finally on twitter too ( funny thought i had already setup an account! )

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Apr 27

Tweaks

Tweaks….. Well after testing my fav personal wordpress to facebook plugin , ive decided to go with this one instead ( Publish to Facebook ). So hopefully the testing can stop and i can get down to the business of making the blog look the way i want it!

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Apr 27

Userfriendly new Blog

Hi there This is Userfriendly-Devon’s new Blog, basically its going to be a platform to give warnings on Virus breakouts , updates on Windows and Apple mac platforms and so on!

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