Microsoft patch for Intel Spectre/Meltdown

Microsoft patch for Intel Spectre/Meltdown

Microsoft has released yet another patch related to the Intel Spectre/Meltdown.  Earlier this month, when the exploit was first discovered, Intel quickly released a patch for consumers that wanted to flash their BIOS, disabling a feature and stopping the bug.  Users however quickly discovered that some systems were beginning to randomly reboot.  Intel pulled the […]

Microsoft Defender FINALLY Protecting Against PC Optimizers

Microsoft Defender FINALLY Protecting Against PC Optimizers

After years of pleas from IT firms and customers Microsoft has finally decided to do something about these “PC Optimizer” programs. You may or may not have heard of these types of programs. Here’s how they work, you download a legitimate installer for a program, let’s use McAfee as an example. You go through the […]

Surge in Email, Phishing and Malware Scams…

Surge in Email, Phishing and Malware Scams…

Phishing (as in “fishing for information”) is a scam where fraudsters send e-mail messages to trick unsuspecting victims into revealing personal and financial information that can be used to steal the victims’ identity. The IRS has issued several alerts about the fraudulent use of the IRS name or logo by scammers trying to gain access […]