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Stop checking your email so much!

More stress. Less focus. Not a good deal at all, is it? So turn off the popup notifier, and designate two times during your workday to check and process email. Here’s the story, from Mediabistro: http://www.mediabistro.com/mediajobsdaily/new-study-reveals-constantly-checking-emails-increases-stress-reduces-focus_b11462

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Are your old programs, files threatening computer security?

Not long ago I acquired a full-sized laptop, which immediately became my frontline home computer. My old desktop (emphasis on old) went into a dignified semiretirement as an always-on music server linked up to the stereo. But that’s another story. … Continue reading

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An old scam takes a new homegrown tack

You’ve probably seen this scenario in your email box a few times. Someone has lots of money they can’t get to, and wants your help in securing it. Just send a reply, and that’ll start the wheels turning.  But these … Continue reading

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Site outlines 10 ways to spot an Email scam

I’ve spent a bit of time looking at some of the nefarious things that can find themselves on your computer courtesy of the Internet. You can get bad programs, spyware, viruses, and some eerie email at the click of a … Continue reading

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Facebook password-reset email carries a virus

Sheesh! These writers of viruses and other nefarious code will stop at nothing to spread the love. But while you can see many viruses coming a mile away, I understand this one looks official. This one, a Trojan horse dubbed … Continue reading

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Ways to keep phishers out of your email

A few days ago, I wrote about how phishing (Password Fishing) attacks exposed a lot of Hotmail user accounts. It turns out the attacks were much bigger than Hotmail — Google’s Gmail (which is my go-to email system) got compromised, … Continue reading

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Phish tales: My Twitter, 1000s of Hotmail accounts hijacked

I’m fairly new at this Twitter thing, and I’m still prone to rookie mistakes. And for a few days, I was paying for one. I occasionally get worthless tweets from folks about quick-and-dirty ways to build my traffic. Most of … Continue reading

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