Computer/ Internet Tips & News
January 2019
This Month: 

  • Windows 7 to be retired in less than a year
  • Scam uses emails and passwords from data breaches to craft authentic looking email - Check to see if your data was exposed
  • Tips for navigating the new Gmail and AT&T/Yahoo Mail interfaces
  • News briefs you may have missed on our Facebook feed
  • Tell a friend about us - you could earn a service credit
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Windows 7 to be retired in less than a year
If you purchased a PC between 2009-2012 it most likely came with Windows 7. The operating system was released nearly 10 years ago and has since been replaced with Windows 8 and Windows 10. Microsoft has decided to retire support for Windows 7 effective January 2020, thereby no longer releasing important security and reliability patches.

If your computer was manufactured over 5 years ago it is nearing the end of its useful life, and may have a processor with a serious security flaw that was revealed early last year . Therefore it's time to start looking at replacing your old computer.
But don't buy just any computer before reading our new computer buying information newsletter .

Some computers come with a Solid State Drive (SSD) instead of a spinning Hard Disk Drive (HDD) - the part that stores the operating system and programs. Computers with a SSD are much faster, reliable and energy efficient - which is particularly useful if you're using a laptop computer.

To read new computer buying information, click here .
Scam uses emails and passwords from data breaches to craft authentic looking email - How to check if your data was exposed
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A new email scam has been quickly spreading with different variants that claims to have hacked the recipient’s email account and includes a password used by the recipient. One variant further claims to have caught the recipient looking at pornographic websites, and demanding “ransom” in the form of Bitcoin payment to prevent the release of webcam photos being sent to all the recipient’s contacts.

To see an example email and check if your email address was exposed click to read more...
Tips for navigating the new Gmail and Yahoo Mail interfaces
There has been big changes recently to Gmail and AT&T/Yahoo Mail. To help you navigate the changes and get the most from new features check out the following articles:


News briefs you may have missed on our Facebook feed

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