Cybercriminals Now Using Legitimate PayPal Emails in Scam

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PayPal scams are nothing new. What is new is that cybercriminals have started using legitimate PayPal services to perpetrate those cyberattacks. In July 2016, cybercriminals sent legitimate PayPal emails to PayPal members in an effort to scam them out of $100 USD as well as infect their computers with malware. How the Scam Worked To carry out the scam, cybercriminals … Read More

Wired vs. Wireless Networks: Which Is Better?

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As a small business owner, you likely need to connect your computers to the Internet. One way to do so is to set up a local area network (LAN). With a LAN, you can provide Internet service to computers located in a relatively small area, such as an office building. LANs can be wired or wireless. Wired LANs usually use … Read More

Devious Tricks That Cybercriminals Use to Scam Businesses

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Cybercriminals have stolen $3.1 billion from businesses since January 2015 — not with high-tech ransomware or stealthy spyware, but rather with low-tech emails. The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) refers to these attacks as Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams. Since January 2015, more than 22,000 businesses worldwide (including businesses in all 50 U.S. states) have reported falling victim to … Read More

6 Ways to Save Your Eyes If You Stare at a Computer Screen All Day

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Staring at a computer screen all day can wreak havoc on your eyes. Irritated eyes, blurry vision, and headaches are some of the common signs of a condition called computer vision syndrome. Around 70 million workers worldwide are at risk of suffering from this syndrome, according to a 2016 study. Apart from the health effects, these workers will also be … Read More

Planning to Upgrade to Windows 10 for Free? Do It Soon

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You have until then to upgrade existing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices that qualify for the offer. There is no limit to the number of upgrades, so you can upgrade all the eligible computers in your home or business. They just need to meet the requirements. The Requirements To qualify for the free upgrade offer, your computers need to … Read More