Power Problems and Scams

Many readers would know how unreliable the power on the Sunshine Coast can be - if it’s not blackouts then it’s surges.  Your PC equipment really hates these power quirks and the best way to keep them safe is to use a UPS (uninterruptible power supply).  A UPS is basically a big battery which also delivers steady clean power to your equipment.  They are inexpensive, especially compared to the cost of your PC (or having it repaired).  Get one before the full storm season begins.

Here are two more email scams hitting my inbox these days to be wary of.  The first has a subject of “Federal Tax Payment has been rejected” or variations thereof.  More likely to trap US recipients but can also nab the curious.  The second is a scam iTunes email with subject “Your Receipt #325454” or similar.  The content of the email suggests you have purchased several hundred dollars worth of music on iTunes and is filled with links to click on.  The unwary user of iTunes or any parent with teenage kids will panic at the amounts and immediately click a link.  Clicking on any link in either of these scams takes you to a site which installs malware, spyware and/or viruses on your PC

 

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