A common scam on some foreign dating sites is for people to ask for money for a plane ticket. They will claim that they are from America or Europe but are stuck in another country so they need your help to come closer to you. They claim that when they get there they will pay you back.
You should know that this is a common scam. Do not fall for it. If you send them the money for the plane ticket, you will not see the again.
Ever wonder if the person you are talking to on a dating site is real? Their profile looks too good to be true. Their profile pictures are all glamour shots. Or maybe you want to get serious but you just want to be sure that this person is who they say they are.
With this little trick, you can gather more information about who they are just to make sure. Here are the steps:
1. Get their profile picture
2. If you had to screen shot their image, copy it to paint and crop it
3. Upload the image to Google Images
4. Compare the images/information you find with what is is on the dating profile.
Sometimes scammers use the images of musicians/actors/models from their home country. When they do this, it is pretty easy to identify the fakes because it will pop up all over the place. In this video I give you an example of how to do it.
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I am the resident computer guy. So I get lots of requests to fix computers. It is now so easy to remove most malware that I am really surprised people still ask me. Here is how I remove malware on most systems.
Step 1. Download the Trial Version of malwarebytes
You can get the trial version for 30-days. It is great software so I encourage you to buy it – https://www.malwarebytes.com/ Download the free trial on your desktop or somewhere you can easily find it.
Step 2. Restart your system in “Safe Mode”
Once malwarebytes is downloaded on your system, restart the computer and hit the “F8” key to over and over until you are given the option to boot the system in a different state. Select “Safe Mode”
Step 3. Install Malwarebytes
Double click Malwarebytes, and follow the instructions.
Step 4. Start Malwarebytes
How long this takes depends on how much data Malwarebytes has to go through and how fast you system is. Some things will take more than normal antimalware software. Rootkits for example, are a little harder to get rid of. For these, I have found it helpful to google the errors, warning banners and symptoms you are seeing to find someone else who had the same issue and fixed it. Some are so bad you will have to search for an answer on a separate system.
Just bought the Ring.com video door bell and I like it! If you have not heard of this device, what it does is sends a notification to your phone whenever someone rings your doorbell or comes within close proximity of your front door. The notification allows you to see them on video and talk to them straight from your phone.
We went on a trip to another state and I was able to talk to guest when they were talking outside my front door. They were shocked. For a small fee of $3/month (or $30 for the year) you can have Ring.com save the video footage. This would come in handy if someone was at your door doing something they were not supposed to be doing.
There are a few issues I have with the device. It does not allow you to see your front time on demand. Meaning, you cannot hit a button and see what is going on. Someone has to be trigger the motion detection or ring to doorbell in order to be prompted to see what is going on. Also there was a vulnerability in the ring.com software that was had the secret key of your wifi network unencrypted, but this was fixed by ring.com as soon as they discovered it. The other thing I have an issue with, is the lag. There is like a 5+ second delay from the time the system is activated to the time it gets to your phone.
Here is my experience with the Security+ IT certification. Security+ training is great way to get familiar with information technology best practices. Security+ is from Comptia. Comptia has lots of certification but Security+ is probably their best.