A new Facebook scam, iOS 13’s battery optimization

Tech Talk #108 – July 20, 2019 A new Facebook scam Scammers have discovered that Facebook is a good vehicle for tricking people into giving them money, usually through the Facebook Messenger app but also using some Facebook games. The latest scam tricks people into thinking they gave money to a terrorist group, and now the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is after them. Here’s how it works: The scammers contact their victim using

Major Windows 10 security problem, Cell phone robocalls

Tech Talk #107 – July 6, 2019 Major Windows 10 security problem Catchy headline, right? That’s what many tech and consumer-facing sites have been running lately, but it’s not quite true. While there IS a major security problem, and it DOES affect Windows 10, the problem doesn’t come from Microsoft, it comes from software pre-installed on many new computers. The pre-installed software is called the PC-Doctor Toolbox. While it sounds useful, PC-Doctor Toolbox has a