Decision time for Windows 10

Decision time for Windows 10

To install or not to install Windows 10 is the question of the day. The answer is not obvious as there may be significant downsides, but time is running out. Microsoft’s offer of a free upgrade to Windows 10 to current Windows users ends July 29. However, those...
Windows 10 Spying and Sharing Is Unstoppable

Windows 10 Spying and Sharing Is Unstoppable

The more that technical types examine Windows 10, the less of a good thing it seems to be. For ordinary users, that is. For the software giant of Redmond and the National Security Agency, however, Windows 10 might be the answer to a dream. Researchers have found, for...
Even Big-Name Sites Are Unsafe

Even Big-Name Sites Are Unsafe

What do the NY Times, the BBC, Newsweek, The Hill,  MSN, AOL, the Weather Network, the NFL, and Realtor.com all have in common? Their popular websites recently served up ads that stealthily try to infect visitors computers with ransomware and other nastiness. The...
Windows Tracking Sneakily Added to 7 and 8 – UPDATE

Windows Tracking Sneakily Added to 7 and 8 – UPDATE

In its burning ambition to get everyone to use Windows 10, Microsoft has now gone so far as to actually hide a splash advertisement for the new operating system within a security update for Internet Explorer. Not only that, once installed, the ad is not listed in the...
Watch Out for WordPress Vulnerabilities

Watch Out for WordPress Vulnerabilities

At SWCP, we love our WordPress. This site is run on WordPress, we support the platform and strive to make it as easy and safe to use as possible, and we even host meetings at Ideas and Coffee to discuss how to use it most effectively. After all, WordPress is now used...

Beware Fake SWCP Tech Support Email Warnings

It happens just about every day. Some slimy scammer comes up with a new way to impersonate SWCP’s renowned tech support in order to steal your data. Here’s the latest that a customer recently received word for word (only the false tech support phone number...