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Hardware Updates

Hardware Updates Hardware Updates - You want a faster system? Put faster parts in it. That’s the simple answer to a question that every PC owner asks from time to time. But replacement parts aren’t free, and cash-strapped computer enthusiasts know that the key is to put their money where it counts most. Hardware upgrades that can extend the life of your current computer. When you purchased your new Computer System, it was the latest and greatest, but six months later there was ... Read more

COMPUTER CLEANUP: WHY YOUR COMPUTER IS RUNNING SLOW AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP PREVENT IT

One of the most common problems that people call us at 123PCSolutions to solve is a slow-running computer. When your computer is not running at optimal speed, it’s easy to get frustrated. Often, the cause is programs running in the background, but bad computer habits can also contribute to slowing your computer down. Here are some steps you can take to keep your computer running at peak performance: Restart your computer at least once per day. Rebooting your computer ensures the latest software ... Read more

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE HEARTBLEED BUG

The Heartbleed bug allows anyone on the Internet to read the memory of the systems protected by the vulnerable versions of the OpenSSL software. This compromises the secret keys used to identify the service providers and to encrypt the traffic, the names and passwords of the users and the actual content. This allows attackers to eavesdrop on communications, steal data directly from the services and users and to impersonate services and users. What is Heartbleed Bug? Heartbleed is a bug – or an error, ... Read more

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE OFFERS AND LINKS

Think Twice Before You Click That Random Link Your Friend “Sends” You You have probably gone on Facebook or Twitter numerous times and among the status updates and pictures shared, you found a curious-looking link. Maybe you received an email directing you to a particular website, or inviting you to check out new “pictures” elsewhere. In some cases, you may even find out you won a “lottery”. While you can probably spot a fake from a mile away, many bogus sites actually ... Read more

HOW TO WATCH FOR PHISHING ATTEMPTS ONLINE

You receive an email or phone call informing you that you are the grand prize winner in some “lottery”, or that your banking information was somehow compromised. Beware! You should not pay the email any mind, and definitely avoid clicking the link. However, many have indeed fallen for phishing scams, and lost hundreds, if not thousands, in the process. Phishing is becoming a common form of identity theft that hits thousands of people every year, and depending on the level of the scheme, ... Read more
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