Beware! Pfishing is getting more dangerous.

I have warned before about the dangers of opening dunious e-mails and especially the links and attachments in them.  Well they seem to be getting cleverer and more harmful than ever. I am grateful to Will Howell of CTA Systems for this latest advice. The pfishermen...

Happy Birthday! You’ve been scammed!

I have written about this before, but the risk is still with us, and then some!  I was interested in an article on it in Which Magazine this month.  [By the way I strongly recommend that publication – whatever the month]. It warned that the scammers are getting...

What do you do with your old computers?

A lot of people do not think about this until they have to.  When they do, they are more concerned about buying their new computer than about disposing of the old one.  Some are kept lying around somewhere in the house or office for ages.  Some are thrown in a skip or...

How to help criminals!

I have been reading about Ricky Hatton’s misfortune in having been burgled while on holiday, losing some very valuable items. Now, I have been the victim of a burglary on two occasions in my lifetime and both when I was on holiday, so I really do empathise with...

How to deal with malware

Many of us have had unwanted software, whether malicious or just inconvenient, land on our computers and then find we cannot get rid 0f it.  Often it comes on the back of something you had chosen to download.  It is particularly common if you order a free product from...