Cryptolocker new and improved: Cryptowall 4.0

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It’s been a long day.  You’re tired… heck you’re exasperated.  You prop your elbows on your desk and sink your chin into both palms.

What a pleasant respite from the day… today was nuts

Suddenly an email pops in your inbox from someone named Maryln.

Hmm… What’s this?

Your curiosity moves your mouse to open the message…

Who is this Maryln person?  Perhaps she’s the perfect hire for the position I posted earlier?

Did you even post a position earlier?  Who cares – it’s so easy to click.

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Say what’s up to my top 6 Windows 10 tricks

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Let’s face it: Windows 10 is a hodgepodge of garish tiles and goofy icons.  It’s like a kid playing dress-up on costume day.

On the one hand, Microsoft has made substantive improvements to the operating system.  Windows 10 is spunky, nimble and secure.  And it’s so amazing Microsoft skipped over 9 so everyone would forget about all the deprecating thoughts we held about Windows 8.


But on the other hand it’s still hard to get around.  Where do you go to get things done?  Google?  Yes, but today I wanted to show you 6 tricks, actually 6 shortcuts, that can improve your experiencing as you go clicking through the labyrinth known as Windows 10.  Most of these shorties also work in older versions of Windows but I included them anyway because… well I can do that since I’m the one blogging right? haha.

Let’s jump in baby!

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Did you know Experian was recently hacked?

Experian Hacked

When you walk into a T-Mobile store or apply for a cellular plan online or over the phone, T-Mobile runs a credit check on to make sure you’re good for repayment.  But here’s the big news: if you applied between September 1st 2013 and September 16th 2015 you may have had your personal identifiable information… stolen.

Here’s what you need to know:

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“But I don’t want Windows 10”, Too bad.

Windows 10: Whether you want it or not

Extra, Extra, read all about it!  Microsoft forces millions users to download Windows 10 even if they have no intention of upgrading!

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My privacy concerns with Windows 10 and 4 ways to fix them.

Yippie Kai Yay.  Windows 10 is officially in the house.

You know how I used to feel about Windows 10.  You know how to install Windows 10 in VirtualBox, You know about the security features in Windows 10.  You know about the kickass command prompt in Windows 10.  You know about the clowns that show up on the screen when you press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Esc… okay okay… hold on I made that easter egg up.  But you get the picture.  Windows 10 is pretty cool.

Well today I want you to know about a few privacy issues that most people aren’t paying attention to.

Earlier this week I published two 10 minute YouTube videos about some glaring privacy issues.  You absolutely need to know about this.  I want you to know what you’re getting into before you click the upgrade button.

In the first video I walk through a Windows 10 installation and zero in on the equivocal language Microsoft puts in the setup screen.  There are a bunch of settings turned on by default that could seriously put your privacy at risk.  Please watch my demonstration below and then leave a comment.  I want to know if I’m the only one who thinks these default options are ludicrous.

In my second video I give you 4 tips for regaining control of your privacy and getting Microsoft off your back.  Check it out and leave a comment!

Incidentally, I’m still adjusting to the change of life here in Virginia.  I won’t be updating the site as often as I have for the past year or so because I need to rearrange some priorities.  Right now, my main goal is to finish and launch my much anticipated Windows eBook and then work on creating high quality videos for you guys.  I appreciate you coming to my site, signing up to my list and remaining a loyal fan!  Don’t worry – I haven’t forgotten about you.  Even though updates will be less frequent just realize it’s because I’m gearing up to bring you even better content.

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