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How to search Google (and other search engines) safely

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We all love our Google, quickly finding everything we need on the Internet. It’s replaced dictionaries, encyclopedias, instruction manuals, newspapers and in many cases, even doctors. However, sometimes your search results aren’t the real thing and can be downright malicious. Here’s how to search safely: Pay attention to the URL in Google Below every result title there’s a URL in …

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Should I upgrade my computer or buy a new one?

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Should I upgrade my computer or buy a new one? Well, it depends – mostly on who you’re asking! A department store salesman will always recommend a new one, but when you get down to the nitty gritty with a trained technician, you’ll often discover you have more (and cheaper) options than you thought. Start by taking stock of what …

ALERT: Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software

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Hackers hid malware in CCleaner software Hi Yoga Bear Customers – News is spreading today that hackers have successfully attached Malware to the popular CCleaner software that so many of us use. CCleaner, owned by Avast, has been downloaded over 2 billion times. If you have CCleaner, we recommend uninstalling it for now and running some malware scans on your …

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143 million Customers Exposed in Financial Data Breach (Sacramento Computer Network Security)

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143 million Customers Exposed in Financial Data Breach (Sacramento Computer Network Security) Credit reporting company Equifax has just revealed that its databases were hacked in a large-scale breach affecting millions across the US, UK & Canada. While no hacking event is ever good news, some are easier to ignore than others – this isn’t one of them. The sensitive nature …

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Why Do People Create Computer Viruses?

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You’d be right in thinking it’s hard to program a computer virus that can spread across the world in a flash – we’re talking days of constant desk-jockey nerd-work. So why do they bother? Well, it generally comes down to 3 reasons: Money, showing off their skill, or to simply being a jerk. While showing off or being a jerk …

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Should I upgrade my hard drive to a solid state drive? (SSD)

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There is an enormous benefit to solid state drives and we highly recommend them. Say goodbye to your hard drive. They are slow, clunky, and more likely to fail. With solid state technology, you probably won’t need your old drive anymore. Designed to replace traditional hard drives, solid state drives (SSDs) use flash memory to deliver vastly superior performance and …

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Apple sues Amazon: 90% of Apple components being sold on Amazon are counterfeit

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Hi Yoga Bear Customers – An interesting story has developed this past week that we thought we would share with you. Apple led an undercover sting operation and discovered that over 90% of the ‘genuine Apple components’ being sold on Amazon were actually counterfeit. We know how many of you turn to Amazon for your purchases of Apple Chargers, and …

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A reminder to change your password

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Hi Yoga Bear Customers – There are reports surfacing that last night Yahoo! was hacked, and over 200 million user names and passwords may have been stolen in the process. All of our Yahoo! customers should change their passwords asap not only on Yahoo, but on any other web sites that they use the same username / password at. The …

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So what is ransomware anyways?

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So what is Ransomware anyways? Ransomware has been in the news a lot lately, and we thought it would be a good time to update our customers on just what exactly Ransomware is and how to protect yourself from getting infected or ransomed. In many ways Ransomware is like a traditional computer virus. It is a malicious program, that usually …