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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

October may bring images of falling leaves, pumpkins and warm cider to mind, but here at FixMeStick the coming of October means that it is officially Cyber Security Awareness Month!

While it is important to always keep your computer and data safe Cyber Security Awareness Month can be a good time to brush up on online safety. Small business, large corporations and governments alike will all take part in the 12th annual Cyber Security Awareness Month. 

Demystifying your computer!

Computers can be incredibly intimidating! While some of today’s young people are learning to use touch screens before they learn to write the alphabet, computers continue to confuse many of our customers. Here at FixMeStick we’re passionate about making computers easier and helping people understand the often confusing language used to speak about technology. Our support team are all very technically proficient and we asked them to let us in on their computer secrets and tricks!

The Virus Lab – What is Spyware?

SPYWARE

Spyware is a type of Malware created to gain access to your personal information without your consent to send to third parties. Just as it sounds, Spyware essentially “spies” on the user for the hacker. Spyware programs can come in many various forms such as Trojan Horses, adware or tracking cookies.