Bell breach may have exposed over 1 million (more) email addresses to phishing and spam

To check if your account has been “Pwned”, check out https://haveibeenpwned.com/ – if so, change your password!

According to one estimate, 60 per cent of the leaked email addresses haven’t appeared in prior data breaches, giving attackers a potential source of new data.

URGENT – Protect your computer NOW – Worldwide cyberattack described as ‘unprecedented’ affects more than 150 countries

Background information is below, but please take these two steps now!
1) PLEASE install and/or update CryptoPrevent as the best way we have to try to prevent ransomware attacks! Get it at my website, where there is information & a Download link, at
Check for updates every few days, as this ransomware is evolving! Open CryptoPrevent, click on “Updates”, then on Check for Updates”. It will run a check in a little window, then let you know if there are updates available. If so, approve the updates!
2) You should also​ check for Windows Updates, as this latest ransomware takes advantage of a flaw in even old versions of Windows. Although Microsoft patched the vulnerability in March, the ransomware preys on older systems, like those at National Health Service hospitals in England, which heavily rely on Windows XP.


BACK UP YOUR COMPUTER FIRST!!

To update Windows, click on the Start menu, and then the Search box. Enter “Check for Windows Updates” in the box, and find the link, then check for updates. 

And, of course, keep your antivirus and antimalware programs updated, too! 
As always, if you need help, please contact us.

​Background info on this newest ransomware attack:

Email spam targets Google users with malicious link

DO NOT CLICK ON GOOGLE DOCS LINK IN EMAILS!
​Google / ​Alphabet Inc. warned its users to beware of emails from known contacts asking them to click on a link to Google Docs after a large number of people turned to social media to complain that their accounts had been hacked.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/gmail-phishing-google-docs-1.4098240

Alphabet Inc. warned its users to beware of emails from known contacts asking them to click on a link to Google Docs after a large number of people turned to social media to complain that their accounts had been hacked.

Mobile phone motion sensors can be used to crack your PIN

New research reveals hackers can use sensor technology to gather all kinds of data

If you don’t have a pin on your phone, set up one, make it 6 digits, and close apps when not in use. If you need help, let me know. 

New research has revealed just how easy it is for criminals to use the sensors in mobile phones to crack four-digit PINs, and that users know very little about…
CBC.CA