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Facebook Privacy Settings

The classic Facebook privacy hoax made a comeback recently.  While posting some “declaration of  privacy” doesn’t do diddly, there are some steps you should take to be relatively safe.  If you really want to keep your information private, DON’T join Facebook!  In fact, don’t use e-mail either, but that’s another story. Facebook Privacy Settings in detail: […]

Clever Crooks Attempt Email Fraud

Email Fraud Recently, an employee at one of my clients received an e-mail from one of the company’s owners.  It said a wire transfer needs to be made and details would follow. It was signed with just a first name. This attempted email fraud looked very legitimate – luckily, the recipient noticed a dash in the […]

Windows 10 – Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 Coming Soon January 30, 2016 Editor’s Note:  This post was published on June 9, 2015.  Please see our latest post on the subject at https://www.mbswi.com/2016/01/windows-10-upgrades/ If you have even a casual interest in computers, you have likely heard about the release of Windows 10. There is a lot of hype about this release and […]

Great Mileage Tracking App

  Do you track business mileage, either to report to the IRS, or your employer? I do. And I often forget to record trips as I travel around the Milwaukee, Waukesha and Jefferson areas visiting IT clients.  If you’re in the same boat, I found a great mileage tracking app for your phone – MileIQ. […]

Anthem Hacked (Blue Cross)

Hacked! Here’s another very large data breach. Anthem Inc. reports that hackers accessed a database with about 80 million records in it. If you are one of their customers (and even if you’re not), change your passwords. Change your passwords occasionally and don’t use the same password for everything. The article doesn’t mention HIPPA or […]

Poweliks Malware Removal

Poweliks Malware Removal I just got done cleaning a “Poweliks” infection from a client’s PC in Muskego. It went undetected by two anti-virus / anti-malware products. Symptoms of this Trojan horse include slow performance, high disk activity, lots of connections displayed when you type netstat at a command prompt, and powershell appears in task manager […]