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Everything You Need to Know About the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

We’ve all had many computers in our lifetime, and perhaps quite a few that died with the blue (or sometimes black) screen of death (BSOD)

If you’re unfamiliar with the blue/black screen of death, just know that it refers to the color of the background of your monitor display when you turn on the computer. Instead of seeing your operating system like Windows 10 loading up, you will see a blue or black background with some white text written on it.

Remote Learning and Laptop Shortages

Laptop Shortages due to COVID-19

With September around the corner, many students are making preparations to start a new academic year. In these times of COVID-19, the back-to-school season will look very different for many.

For one, with so many schools embracing remote or distance learning, technology such as laptops have been in high demand. As a result, many retail stores and computer sellers are facing a shortage of laptops.

What You Need to Know About the Latest CRA Cyberattacks

The CRA, or Canada Revenue Agency, is the victim of the latest cyberattack. On August 15, the agency confirmed that it was hit by two cyberattacks which affected thousands of online user accounts.

In response to the attacks, the Canada Revenue Agency has temporarily shut down its online services, making it impossible for anyone to apply for emergency COVID-19 benefits like CERB until further notice.

5 Tips To Teach Your Kids Before Sending Them Into The Digital World

Raising children in the digital age can definitely be an interesting experience. With the internet at their fingertips,  new and enriching opportunities are sprouting up each day – but these changes often come with their own set of problems as well.

As scams and malware become increasingly prevalent, one of the most vital lessons you can provide your kids is the importance of cybersecurity. What may seem like no-brainers might actually save you and your children a world of trouble down the line.

Make sure your child is informed and protected by teaching them these top cyber-safety tips.

Back to School Basics for Your Cybersecurity Needs

Heading back to school is probably going to look a little different this year. With many schools opting towards online classes, back to school shopping is going to come with a whole new set up of problems, especially considering that education is among the top targets for cybercriminals. Keep reading to prep for back to school!

How to Breathe New Life into an Old Computer with the StartMeStick

Do you have an old computer at home that you no longer use? It might have a blue screen and not start up anymore, or it is frustratingly slow and you’re tired of seeing the spinner every time you click something. Maybe you stopped receiving security updates so it’s no longer safe to use on the Internet.

Taking your computer into a repair shop is inconvenient and can sometimes cost more than $100 just for them to tell you there is nothing they can do. Buying a new computer is expensive and hard on your budget.

What if we told you that you could revive your old computers easily with just one little USB key and a few simple steps?

FixMeStick’s Sunday Scaries (July 19th 2020)

Hey FixMeFans and StartMeStars! We’re back with the Sunday Scaries – our way of keeping you in the loop with the latest news on malware and scams that are hitting the internet.

As COVID-19 scams continue to fall, this will be the last installment of the Sunday Scaries for the time being. However, you can continue to check our Weekly Roundups where we to post everything you need to know to stay up to date on all things cybersecurity!

Click here for the May edition

Click here for the June edition

How to Breathe New Life into an Old Computer with the StartMeStick

Do you have an old computer at home that you no longer use? It might have a blue screen and not start up anymore, or it is frustratingly slow and you’re tired of seeing the spinner every time you click something. Maybe you stopped receiving security updates so it’s no longer safe to use on the Internet.

Taking your computer into a repair shop is inconvenient and can sometimes cost more than $100 just for them to tell you there is nothing they can do. Buying a new computer is expensive and hard on your budget.

What if we told you that you could revive your old computers easily with just one little USB key and a few simple steps?