Category: Articles

23/01/17

Permalink 10:12:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
Surprisingly I have just come upon yet another article that I think would fit well here and is written at least as well as I would write it myself. https://www.getsafeonline.org/protecting-yourself/spam-and-scam-email/ It answers a lot of the com… more »

13/12/16

Permalink 10:39:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
It's strange how a problem may not crop up for a year or two then it pops up two or three times in quick succession. I suppose the expression about busses, taxis, policemen, and prostitutes must have originated for much the same reason. The scenario… more »

21/10/16

Permalink 03:33:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
Most people (90%) can now get broadband over fibre connections so speeds are usually fast relative to those of yesteryear. But there can be a big difference between ISPs that is harder to assess than the comparison websites would have you believe. Th… more »

11/09/16

Permalink 03:28:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
For many people there are two places where incoming email can be scanned and marked as probable spam, the repository that receives the message, and the mail client used to display it. If either gets it wrong you will either see messages that should be… more »

24/08/16

Permalink 08:44:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
It seems that ransomware is in theassurgent; not only are the reported (tip of icebergof course) cases on the increase but the deft aplomb with which the customer service representatives of the crooks respond to requests for technical support indica… more »

06/08/16

Permalink 04:30:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
I am surprised at the number of computers I see running versions of Windows earlier than 10. I think for most owners it is fear of the unknown, belief in the (typically exadurated at best) scare stories, or indolence that results in this foolish state… more »

17/07/16

Permalink 11:09:00 am by Eugene Gardner, Categories: Articles
For years I have been advising people buying a new computer to shun all off-the-shelf outlets in favour of specialist online only retailers. See http://www.1computercare.co.uk/pitfalls.php I am comforted to read support for this position in this mo… more »

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