Don’t let your Computer get Caught in the Wind

Models still aren’t showing a very promising path for Invest 99L. However, some of them do predict that the storm will make a roll through the sunshine state and just missing the bay area. This still means that we could see lots of rain from it, so you should make sure that your PC’s are protected should something like a flood come your way. The way to make sure that your files are safe in the event that your computer encounters some water damage is to make sure that everything is backed up.

Just as in any emergency, preparedness is key, so make sure you have everything backed up before disaster strikes!

Contact East Bay IT at (813)-200-6100 today to make sure you and your files are prepared.

Courtesy: www.Fox13news.com

Courtesy: www.Fox13news.com

Apple Update

Okay Apple users! It’s time for another update. This one is to patch up a whole in security. The issue came through as a text message with a link to a website that would have given hackers the ability to spy, record, track, logging and capture everything that you say and do. This update is to patch up that flaw in security and should be no problem to you once installed. Read the full story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/26/technology/apple-software-vulnerability-ios-patch.html

To update your iPhone or iPad follow these steps:

  1. Go to “Settings”
  2. Click on “General”
  3. Click “Software Update”

Don’t Fall for Ransoms

Have you ever imagined not being able to use your computer? What if you downloaded a software that you thought was going to protect your computer? How do you recover your computer and everything on it from a nasty virus?

All of these questions can be easily answered by something called “ransomware”. You may be wondering what this is; well, it is exactly what it sounds like. When your computer becomes our files on your computer become encrypted to where you cannot access them (held for ransom) until you pay whatever sum of money is asked for you to get all of your files back. Ransomware can get onto your PC by a number of things. To read the full list of what to stay away from, click the link below.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/portal/mmpc/shared/ransomware.aspx

Contact East Bay IT today at (813)-200-6100 to make sure your PC is safe from ransomware and other viruses.

This is the message that appears on your computer screen. Once you call the phone number listed you will then be asked to pay the ransom.

This is the message that appears on your computer screen. Once
you call the phone number listed you will then be asked to pay the ransom.