Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Avoid Tech Support Scams

 This is a reminder to avoid falling for Tech Support Scams.

Tech Support Scams, typically, involve someone cold calling a potential victim, saying they are with a trusted organization or company, such as Microsoft or Windows, and warning that their computer is malfunctioning or infected with a dangerous virus. Then the caller (scammer) offers to help by having the victim download software, or remotely connecting to the victim’s computer, to fix the problem.

For the past decade, or so, scammers have tricked people into compromising their computer security, credit card details, or bank account information, with this type of scam. More recently, the scam can occur when a popup window appears, on a computer or smartphone screen, warning of a virus, or computer problem, and providing a phone number (belonging to the scammers) to call for help. Some scammers even have legitimate looking websites (belonging to the scammers) listed with search engines, like Google.

In order to avoid these scams, be suspicious of any unsolicited phone calls or popup messages. Don’t automatically trust websites found via search engines, without researching whether they are provided by legitimate organizations or companies.

Listen to this podcast on Tech Support Scams…

Information on how to detect, and avoid, these scams can be found at the following links…

Protect yourself from tech support scams [Microsoft]

Avoiding tech support scams [FTC]

New Twist to the Tech Support Scam [AARP]

Unsolicited tech support call? Just hang up! [Sophos]

Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks [US-CERT]

Additionally, legitimate sources of technical support include…

Eric's Computer Clinic

Local computer shops or technicians

Your computer manufacturer (OEM)



Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter

 Dear Lord, may I realize afresh today what Your death and resurrection mean for me. Forgiveness, freedom, and the ability to walk with You through this fallen world into eternity. May I always find my satisfaction in You and Your willingness to offer Yourself to me. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Understanding Area codes

 The United States of America is divided into regions, known as area codes that correspond with telephone dialing areas. Based on population, some states have only one area code, whereas others may have multiple area codes. The need for more telephone numbers increased and led to the need for additional area codes. By adding new area codes, millions of new numbers became available. The increase of numbers provides usage for wireline, wireless, and other technological advanced services. More Info

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

TNAS devices being attacked by Deadbolt

 Recently, we have received reports of some TNAS devices being attacked by Deadbolt Ransomware. Based on the case analysis, we preliminarily concluded that this was an external attack against TNAS devices. To protect your data from Deadbolt, please take action immediately! 

If your NAS works normally, we suggest the following countermeasures:

1. Upgrade your TOS to the latest version;

2. Install good anti-virus software on your computer, TNAS device and router to help you detect and resist malicious threats;

3. Disable port forwarding on your router. After disabling this function, you will not be able to access TNAS through the TNAS device bound to the DDNS external network; 

4. Disable the UPnP function on your TNAS. After disabling, your PC, multimedia box, TV and other devices may not be able to access TNAS through UPnP protocol, please use DLNA, NFS, SMB protocol to access TNAS instead.

Learn More 

If your NAS has unfortunately been affected by Deadbolt, please do as below:

1. Remove the LAN network cable from your TNAS device immediately;

2. Power off your TNAS; x.86 models: short press the power button; ARM models:long-press the power button 3 seconds;

3. Do not initialize your NAS as this will erase your data;

4. Please contact the online support on our official website or email to support@terra-master.com directly.

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Birthday 🎂🎂🍰

My  Birthday: Eric crump Facebook for: Eric Crump