Vint Cerf: In 2018, we will tackle the internet’s dark side. A balance between filtering speech and censorship must be achieved.

Worth reading and considering. Vint Cerf is considered the father of the Internet.

The internet and the world wide web have lowered the barriers to broadcast communication to nearly zero. In the past, you had to have a broadcast licence and a lot of money to run a television station, a radio station, a newspaper or a magazine-publishing operation that would reach a large audience. Today, you only need a smartphone and an account on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook or a similar social medium.


Once again, Yahoo has revealed even more accounts were compromised and personal info stolen. Please change your “secret” questions, on any platforms on which you may have used the same answers as Yahoo!

If you’re wondering what to do after hearing about the massive data breach, follow these steps to make sure you’re safe.

Update Ccleaner NOW!

Ccleaner, the great product to keep your computer clean, has been compromised. Only 1 edition, in the 32 bit version. Please see this article, and update your Ccleaner to be sure you don’t have it! I always recommend people DO NOT DO AUTOMATIC UPDATES for this very reason – every company (Microsoft and Apple included) could be compromised, and both MS and Apple have issued bad updates that wrecked either the computers or the ability to use them normally.

Update your copy at:

As always, if you need help, contact us! ūüôā

CCleaner, the incredibly popular PC maintenance utility, has been hacked to include malware. Here’s how to tell if you were affected, and what you should do.

Ransomware infects computers around the world in another major attack

Yet again… Let this be a reminder to update your CryptoPrevent program! Contact me if you need help. Get it at:¬†

A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at hospitals in the U.S., at Russia’s biggest oil company, the country’s banks, Ukraine’s international airport as well as global shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk and global pharmaceutical company Merck.

A major ransomware attack on Tuesday hit computers at hospitals in the U.S., at Russia’s biggest oil company, the country’s banks, Ukraine’s international‚Ķ

Apple / Mac / iTunes users please read this message re scams!

This message is from Patrick Castel, a local Apple / Mac expert. Please pay attention to this message, which could affect anyone using iTunes.


If you have been targeted by hacker pretending to be Apple and sending you this type of email, It is a hoax.

They are trying to get some info from you in order to hack your Apple account (AppStore / iTunes Store) or even hack your bank accounts or credit cards.

Apple,Yahoo, Rogers or Bell will NEVER send you an email,
they will simply BLOCK your access forcing
you to initiate contact and reestablishing your connection.
In my case, by using a software called MAIL DETECTIVE, I could see that the hacker is located in Australia
Another way around to check if the email is legit,
is to place your cursor on top of the link where it says CHECK HERE TO CHECK YOUR ACCOUNT.
DO NOT CLICK, after a few seconds the real identity of the sender will be revealed by Mail.
For those using an iPhone or iPad, keep pressing on the link with your finger
to reveal the sender and then slide away from the link.
The provided link will bring you to a bogus Apple page such as the one below
Again, it looks real, but is is NOT.
Now, if you have been caught, log into all your compromised accounts
(Apple, credit cards, bank) and change right away your passwords,
in some cases, you might have to change your User ID.
It is a pain in the neck, but you have no choice…
Pat Castel
Apple System Engineer