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Your Old Gadgets Are a Fire Hazard, Here’s What to Do

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Your Old Gadgets Are a Fire Hazard, Here’s What to Do

Who among us doesn’t have a gadget junk drawer or box on a closet shelf with some old phones? Those old gadgets aren’t just clutter, though: They’re a potential fire hazard. Here’s what you need to know. Warning: Before we dig in, if you came across this article because you already have a device with a swollen or bulging battery, please immediately discontinue use of the device, don’t attempt to charge it. Why Old Gadgets Are a Fire Hazard An old Android phone or three here, a forgotten about tablet or two there. It’s all too easy to accumulate a pile...

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8 Cybersecurity Tips to Stay Protected in 2022

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8 Cybersecurity Tips to Stay Protected in 2022

Use Strong Passwords and a Password Manager Use Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Double-Check That Link Before You Click Use a VPN When On Public Wi-Fi Keeps Apps and Devices Up-to-Date Don’t Jailbreak Your iPhone Don’t Store Sensitive Info on Your Phone (and Always Use a Passcode Lock) Use Privacy-Focused Apps More Info Click Here   

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How to Speed Up a Slow iPhone

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How to Speed Up a Slow iPhone

Since “upgrading” your iPhone isn’t possible without buying another one, it can be frustrating when your smartphone begins to slow down. So how do you know if it’s the natural aging process or not, and what exactly can you do about it? What Causes a Slow iPhone? A slow iPhone can be caused by a range of issues. The most obvious one is aging, a problem that will affect all smartphones eventually. Since newer iPhone models are faster, with more cores, better GPUs, and more RAM; the latest software is made with performant devices in mind rather than older hardware. Apple will...

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Update Your Mac to Avoid the “powerdir” Attack

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Update Your Mac to Avoid the “powerdir” Attack

There’s a vulnerability making the roundS for macOS called “powerdir” that could lead to unauthorized access, which is precisely what most computer users would like to avoid. Apple fixed the vulnerability in macOS 11.6 and 12.1, but you need to update your devices to keep yourself safe. Interestingly, the vulnerability, which is called CVE-2021-30970, was detailed by the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team in an intense blog post. Microsoft alerted Apple through the Coordinated Vulnerability Disclosure (CVD) via Microsoft Security Vulnerability Research (MSVR) on July 15, 2021. Apple then fixed it on December 13, 2021. “Microsoft security researchers continue to monitor the threat landscape to discover...

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Don't Get Scammed

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Don't Get Scammed

Tell tail signs this is a scam email , email is not from Microsoft it's from Promotions Perfumania. Clicking on the Use Same Password button will give the scammers access to your password for Microsoft 365 if you try to login .....   

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