#950 - It Pays to Be Skeptical
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Seriously, if there were one thing I could wish upon you is that you become more skeptical, particularly when it comes to the information you consume online. Email, news, social media, video, ... everything.
The reason there's so much misinformation online is because people aren't thinking and aren't questioning the sources of that information. The reason malware spreads as easily as it somethimes does is because people aren't thinking and aren't questioning, the sources of emails, advertisements, and more.
Skepticism won't solve all problems, but it'll sure reduce a bunch of them.
It Pays to Be Skeptical has more.
Also this week:
- So. Much. Manure.
- Removing Malware.
- Reactivating Old Accounts.
As always, links below.
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It Pays to Be Skeptical
There are people trying to fool you.
If we would all be a little more skeptical, we'd be safer and the internet would be a more trustworthy place.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Stop Spreading Manure
|Believing and spreading manure -- lies, falsehoods, and misleading implications -- makes you look bad and makes the internet a dumber place.|
How Do I Remove Malware from Windows 10 or 11?
|Trying to remove malware? I'll walk you through the steps and options, from simple to hard, including the only approach that's guaranteed to work.|
How Do I Reactivate an Old Email Account?
|A closed email account is either waiting for you to reactivate it or is closed for good. The only way to tell is to try.|
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