FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: June 17th-23rd

FixMeStick's Weekly Cybersecurity Round-Up: June 17th-23rd

Do you like our new weekly series? We're rounding up the most important events in cybersecurity every week to keep you informed.

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Should You Change Your Facebook Password? Yes!

Should You Change Your Facebook Password? Yes!

Facebook announced they "found some user passwords were being stored in a readable format". Change your password today!

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Could You Be Chatting With a Bot Online?

Could You Be Chatting With a Bot Online?

In 2019 much of the news we consume comes from online sources. But an analysis shows that 66% of tweeted links come from bots.

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The FixMeTip: Startup programs

Have you wondered why your computer starts at a crawl? You might have programs set to begin whenever you start your computer, programs that drastically slow down how quickly your computer starts. You can turn off programs from starting automatically by searching in the start menu for “msconfig,” selecting “Startup,” and then deselecting unwanted programs. Here are step-by-step instructions on how to do this:

Reduce, reuse, recycle your electronics!

FixMeStick is designed to help people save computers they once thought lost and while we regularly resurrect computers some are beyond repair. Hardware problems and Windows wear and tear can prevent even the world’s best virus remover from resolving the issue. Thank goodness for the holidays! The gift giving season and all the year end deals are the perfect opportunity to replace these aging dinosaurs with some new technology. But what to do with those Windows 98 PCs taking up prime real estate in the basement? Here’s some ideas to look into as we look forward to spring cleaning. We’re taking the classic “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” approach.

How to get the best tech support

At FixMeStick, we pride ourselves at offering amazing North American based support and are happy to help you!

But sometimes talking to a tech agent can be a little daunting if you feel like you don’t understand technology. Here are some helpful tips you can use to make any interactions with a technical agent easier, faster and more effective.…