Scammers pretending to be Amazon or Apple

Tech Talk #151–Mar. 27, 2021 The calls started during the holiday shopping season when lots of people were shopping online. Scammers counted on people being in a daze about what they had ordered, for whom, and the delivery date for it (whatever it was). The scam calls tapered off for a few weeks but have been ramping up lately. Here's how the scammy Amazon calls work: The phone rings, and you hear an automated message

Covering your webcam

Tech Talk #150–Mar. 13, 2021 Video conferencing, whether we’re using Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, BlueJeans, or another tool, has become a big part of our lives since you-know-what-that-must-not-be-named. Webcams have moved from a nice-to-have feature to pretty darn indispensable for lots of people. They’re how we go to meetings, attend classes, and hang out with friends and family far away. Whenever a critical mass of people uses a device or a technology, criminals figure out