👍 #839 - Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW!
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My most popular article and videos for the last decade-and-a-half have been about account hacks and account recovery. In the past it was all about Hotmail, but these days Facebook seems the clear winner. Or loser. Or something.
So, what do you do if your Facebook account has been hacked? Besides panic, I mean?
This week's featured article takes you there: Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW!
Also this week:
- Suspect that you've been blocked by someone? It's surprisingly hard to know for sure.
- I've discussed the free online version of Microsoft Office, but what about the other free alternatives? Are they worth it?
- You expect that your anti-malware tools will stop all malware. Reality is a little different, I'm afraid.
Gary and I were back at the microphones this week discussing Apple's expensive (imagine that!) new headphones, the Arecibo dish, moon dirt, my wife's new computer (again), and a little of what I do in my spare time, which delayed the podcast by a day this week. TEH 120: Launches and crashes, expensive headphones, back to a Macbook Air, battery life and techie childhood memories
Slow Computer Book
You may have received a copy of my ebook 10 Reasons Your Computer is Slow as a bonus for subscribing to this newsletter. I recently updated it, and have added it to my store. I've put a price on it ($9.97) but for the time being I'm giving it away. Merry Christmas? You don't have to go through the store if you don't want to, here's the direct download. (Just right-click and "Save As...".)
I hope life, and technology, are treating you well.
This Week's Featured Article
Facebook account hacks happen. There are steps to take not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being hacked again.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Can I Tell If Someone Blocked My Texts and Email?Email and texting usually works, but when it doesn't, there's just no way to tell if someone has blocked you.
Are the Free Microsoft Office Alternatives for Windows 10 Any Good?Depending on how you use your word processing program, you may be able to find a good, free alternative to Word.
Why Did My Security Software Not Detect a Virus on My PC?Even with up-to-date anti-malware tools, you can still fall victim to malware. I'll explain why by comparing your computer to your ... bathroom.
Why Are There So Many Internet Jerks?The internet, and social media specifically, seems like a breeding ground for jerks. Did it actually create them, or just expose those already among us?
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Why Are There So Many Internet Jerks? Bad Behavior on the InternetThe internet, and social media specifically, seems like a breeding ground for jerks. Did it actually create them, or just expose those already among us?
Why Did My Security Software Not Detect a Virus on My PC? Steps you need to take nextEven with up-to-date anti-malware tools, you can still fall victim to a virus on your PC. I'll explain why by comparing your computer to your ... bathroom.
Are the Free Microsoft Office Alternatives for Windows 10 Any Good?Depending on how you use your word processing program, you may be able to find several free Microsoft Office alternatives!
Facebook Hacked? What You Need to Do NOW! Don't get hacked again!Facebook account hacks happen. There are steps to take not only to recover your account, but to prevent it from being hacked again.
Can I Tell If Someone Blocked My Number or Email?There's really no way to tell if someone has blocked your number or your email, but there are many reasons you might not get through that aren't about being blocked.
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