Windows XP No Longer Supported by Microsoft

As of April 2014, Windows XP still makes up 30% of the desktop computer market, so there is a pretty good chance that you or someone you know is still using it. However, you may have heard that from April 8, Microsoft is no longer providing support for Windows XP, so it’s important to understand… [Read More]

Don’t let your files get kidnapped by CryptoWall

A new type of computer infection, CryptoWall, is making its presence known. Once it infects your computer, it quickly gets to work converting all of your personal data such as photos, documents and emails to an encrypted form that you can no longer use. CryptoWall is a type of infection called ransomware. Ransomware locks your… [Read More]

How to Tell When an Email Is a Fraud

Definitions first. Spam is email that is unsolicitied: you never asked for it in the first place. Email that you originally asked for or consented to receive is not spam just because you no longer want it any more. It’s an important distinction because unwanted email might be annoying because it’s filling up your inbox,… [Read More]

Crackin’ Passwords

Before you get too excited or concerned, don’t worry, I’m going to tell you how to make really good (crackin’) passwords, not how to go about cracking passwords. A client in South Perth (Hi Sharman) was asking me today if it was possible to make different passwords for each of her accounts that were still… [Read More]

iPhone Users Tracked by Apple Again

For iPad or iPhone users who have updated their phone to iOS 6 (owners of the new iPhone 5 already have it), you might want to know that Apple is now keeping track of your search preferences so advertisers can target you. I have to say, its pretty sneaky the way Apple has done it,… [Read More]