When most people hear the term “Easter Egg” they think of little chocolate eggs hidden for children to find as part of the Easter or springtime tradition in Western society. These kinds of Easter eggs, or Paschal Eggs, are linked to the Christian observation of Lent during which eggs were forbidden. However, in the world of technology the moniker “Easter egg” is used to describe an inside joke or secret in an interactive space– such as a computer game or on the web. This post will reveal some fun technical “Easter Eggs” you can hunt for right at home! Read more
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Hello again! This week’s blog post was all about tax season– and the scams that accompany it. We wrote a whole article about it which you can read here. But if you’re less of a reader, more of a skimmer we summarized 4 key take away points for those of you filing your taxes using an online program. Read more
Let’s face it— nobody likes tax season. Well, except for maybe accountants. But for most of us, especially small business owners, tax season is a headache. The desperate scrambling for a year’s worth of receipts, little calculations and the realization that you probably spent more money than you meant to… definitely not my idea of an ideal Saturday. Read more
How are you supposed to tell the difference between a legitimate warning message and a fraudulent pop-up? Click on the images below to read about some tell tale signs. Read more
This week we’re covering technical support scams: how they happen, how to spot them and what to do if you fell for it. This week’s FixMeTip focuses on the last one– what to do when you realize that the “technical support” you are receiving isn’t legitimate. What are your next steps? Read more
This week’s FixMeTip is dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to report cybercrime. Reporting abuses is an important part of fighting cybercrime– we all have to do our part! Read more
This week’s technology news round up is centered around helping you to avoid online romance scams and make the most of Valentine’s Day. Click on the images below to find out more!
This week’s FixMeTip is geared towards recognizing a “catfish”. A catfish is essentially a fake profile, someone professing online to be someone they are not. More broadly, catfishing refers to deceptive activity on the internet for nefarious purposes. In our blog post this week, we highlighted how these schemes are similar to other online scams—they work because they operate off of an assumption of trust. At FixMeStick, we’d like to keep you up to date on all kinds of online threats.
How can you tell if you’re computer has been compromised or “hacked”? For both Mac and PC users, here are some tell-tale signs. If any of these seem familiar, you’re computer may already be compromised– it’s a great time to grab your FixMeStick and run a scan. Read more