#950 – It Pays to Be Skeptical

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#950 - It Pays to Be Skeptical
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Two quick reminders:

Be Skeptical

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.

TEH Podcast

Gary's programming again! We talk about the pros and cons of touch screens (and whether they belong on a MacBook), VR headsets, a hiccup over at Bitwarden, and as always, more!

TEH 182: Programming again. Mac touch screen and Virtual Reality. Security and You.

Take care,

Leo

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It Pays to Be Skeptical

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.

https://askleo.com/21535

Also This Week on Ask Leo!

Stop Spreading Manure
So. Much. Manure.

Stop Spreading Manure
Believing and spreading manure -- lies, falsehoods, and misleading implications -- makes you look bad and makes the internet a dumber place.
https://askleo.com/9419

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How Do I Remove Malware from Windows 10 or 11?
The steps you need to take in the face of infection.

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.
https://askleo.com/3811

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How Do I Reactivate an Old Email Account?
If you're lucky, it's only mostly dead.

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.
https://askleo.com/5759

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Stop Being a Manure Spreader!

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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.
https://youtu.be/NVE5fKHS3W4

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Macrium Reflect Free is no more - What to do about it.

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https://youtu.be/MiGKp0IVB6U

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Don't Re-Use Passwords, Even Once!

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https://youtu.be/jpdGXQ086TE

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Secure Your Router in 8 Steps

Your first and most effective defense against internet-based threats.
https://youtu.be/7m_N4J52uYM

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Is Using the Cloud Safe?

It?s as safe as you want it to be if you use it properly.
https://youtu.be/AXD_nasp8a8

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