How do I report a Page?

To report a Page:

  1. Go to the Page you want to report
  2. Click on the Page’s cover photo
  3. Select Report Page
  4. Choose the option that best describes the issue and follow the on-screen instructions

Facebook will review the Page and remove anything that doesn’t follow the Facebook Community Standards. They may also warn or disable the person responsible.

FBI warn computer users to protect machines from powerful ‘Gameover’ virus.

 

goOn June 2, 2014, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced a multinational effort to disrupt the GameOver Zeus botnet, believed to be responsible for the theft of millions of dollars from businesses and consumers in the U.S. and around the world.

 

GameOver Zeus is an extremely sophisticated type of malware designed specifically to steal banking and other credentials from the computers it infects. It’s predominately spread through spam e-mail or phishing messages. Continue reading

Eircom.net email user? Get rid of it!

 

Eircom WebmailHey guys,  after the week we had last week, I decided to write this blog about email accounts and more specifically, eircom email accounts.

 

From Tuesday night last week, my phone was hopping with calls from eircom email account holders (350,000 accounts in Ireland) about not being able to receive or send emails or from users who use Microsoft outlook to access their eircom accounts, they were being asked for their password.  The problem took about 2 days to be rectified with some customers being without email access for up to a week. This is just not acceptable any more. Continue reading

The Biggest Internet Threat In History

heartbleedComputer users are being urged to change passwords because of an internet security problem. It is feared a bug known as “Heartbleed” has left sites, including those with the “secure padlock” icon, open to being hacked.

An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug has left a collection of popular websites exposed in one of the biggest internet threats the internet has ever seen. What makes Heartbleed so profound, is that it has managed to go undetected for two years. It is unclear whether any information has been stolen as a result but if you have logged into an affected site over the past two years, your account information could be compromised, allowing cybercriminals to snap up your credit card information or steal your passwords.. Continue reading

What should I do with Windows XP?

windows_xp_logoAfter April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support the Windows XP operating system. There will be no more security fixes, software updates or technical support, although Microsoft will still provide some anti-malware support for an unspecified amount of time.

 

What does end of support mean?

XP is a 12 year old operating system. In the tech world, 12 years is an eternity and Microsoft wants to focus its Windows teams on the future and not waste time and resources on the past. So the company is going to discontinue updates, bug fixes, support, and security patches for XP. As a result, in a few weeks any system running XP will be a lot more vulnerable to malware attacks and hackers. Continue reading

Is your pc running slow?

SSD Hard Drive

Does it take too long to start up or shut down? Are you one of those people that goes off and makes coffee before the machine has even booted up? If yes, then you should really think about upgrading your laptop/desktop with a SSD!

 

An SSD (solid-state drive or solid-state disk) is a storage device that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory. SSDs actually aren’t hard drives at all, in the traditional sense of the term, as there are no moving parts involved. Instead, an SSD has an array of semiconductor memory organized as a disk drive, using integrated circuits (ICs) rather than magnetic or optical media. Continue reading

Has your business taken the plunge into social media?

Untitled-1Are you sceptical about the real impact of social media on your business?
Well then listen up; this blog post will explain how your business can benefit from social media.

The reality is that if the older generations are starting to use social media the impact it has already made on younger generations is completely irreversible. Social media has become a part of everyone’s life and it is something that influences us daily. Social media has played a big role with how people interact with each other and it is something that is not slowing down anytime soon. Continue reading

What Tablet Should I Get?

Acer TabletOk guys and gals, this is my first post on our new blog page, so bear with me!  What I plan on doing with this blog is giving my tuppence worth on all things computers (well mainly computers!)If there’s anything in particular you would like me to comment on or discuss, by all means send me on an email. If I don’t write a post on it, I can reply through email.

The plan is to talk about some of the things we get asked regularly about down here at Bridge PC Repair.  I hope to do a few posts every month to keep things fresh but I guess it all depends on whether there any interest from you! Continue reading