Facebook revealed that Cambridge Analytica data firm has been collecting not only user data without permission, but also the data of their friends. Facebook claims to have dealt with this fraudulent data scam in 2014, but evidence proves little was done to ensure it had actually been deleted. You can see what Zuckerberg himself had to say below. Read more
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Is your computer running slowly, even after a FixMeStick scan?
- Have you tried different solutions but the problem remains?
- Are you having trouble opening programs and experiencing freezing?
We have a solution! Keep reading to find out how to easily speed up your computer. Read more
How can you be sure that the passwords you’re choosing are really strong enough?
Take these for example: Zdhkqjbu83, lw;62v74y, 74Xmbgdapw.
Are you really secure with these passwords? Read more
It’s almost World Password Day! From all of us here at FixMeStick, we wish you a Happy (early) World Password Day! To celebrate, we will be posting a daily blog this week concerning all things passwords! Read more
It’s March and that can only mean 1 thing– March Madness. Now that your brackets are prepared (and potentially busted already) it’s time to prepare your computer. Because for cyber criminals, it’s a totally different kind of madness, as they prepare for a game of their own. Read more
Looking to invest in Bitcoin? Here are 16 terms to familiarize yourself with before getting started:
[Note: this is not investment advice and we are not saying you should or shouldn’t invest in Bitcoin or other e-currencies. It’s always best to do your own research.]
The recent popularity in Bitcoin investment has lead to an extremely lucrative window for scammers. With 1 bitcoin approximating at CAD$14,000.00/USD$11,000.00 in value (currently, but ever fluctuating), it’s an obvious target. When dealing with cryptocurrency, we’ve compiled some typical scams to look out for, and how to avoid them! Read more
Scareware is a malicious file that falsely informs the user their computer is infected, only to actually infect it in the end. This is mostly a psychological manipulation and often appears in the form of a pop-up. Other names include Deception Software, Rogue Scanner Software, and Fraudware. Read more
Adware is malware that was created to constantly bombard you with advertisement, redirect your browsing searches to ads, and consistently collecting marketing-type data from your browsing history. This information is shared with third-parties to specify and target personalized advertisements to each user directly. Read more
A Backdoor is a software that opens an undocumented portal to the infected device. In terms of Malware, this opens up a passage for other infections to make their way onto your computer, in addition to providing access to hackers to come and go as they please to take over your system. Read more