Category Archives: Warnings

You never know what could happen to your Mac laptop! Backup twice!

You never know what could happen to your Mac laptop! Let’s imagine you are out of town (or at home) and working on a big project, and you accidentally crack your MacBook Air screen. What would happen if your screen were dark and you could not see any part of the screen? If you’re not […]

Another Five-Star Google Review for “Amazing” Data Recovery and Quick Service

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Another Five-Star Google Review for “Amazing” Data Recovery and Quick Service: “Amazing service and friendly, knowledgeable people at the Severna Park location!!! It’s nice to know that excellent customer service still exists somewhere. I brought in a MacBook with a fried logic board. They were able to diagnose it the same day, Recovered all my […]

NEW SCAM ALERT!

New Credit Card Scam

NEW SCAM Alert! The scammers are now making actual charges on people’s credit cards and sending corresponding emails in some cases. So when you take action, you are “calling” the 1-800 phone number off your actual credit card statement. That makes you believe that you are talking to the actual company, but you’re actually calling […]

Never give out two-factor verification codes to anyone!

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“Already $650,000 stolen from a single individual and it’s going to happen to a lot more people”. “Key takeaways,” Serpent wrote in their Twitter thread. “Always use a cold wallet to store your valuables. Never give out verification codes to anyone. Protect your information, don’t give out your phone number or your personal email. Caller […]

Question: I have received an email from a hacker…

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Question: I have received an email from a hacker sent from my email address saying that he has hacked my account and is demanding $1,000 in Bitcoin or he will send compromising videos from my laptop’s camera to all my contacts, clients, etc. Can you tell me if I have been hacked and tell me […]

AOL email Phishing warning: There seems to be alot of this going on right now!

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A few of our customers on AOL have had this scam happen. Here is an instance where our customer, Scott, a long-time AOL user, has had his AOL account hacked. The hacker sent everyone in Scott’s address book this message. It’s FROM Scott’s AOL account, but the REPLY-TO email is the same email address except […]

What’s missing from this photo?

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What’s missing from this photo? Are you prepared to have your Mac and backup drive just vanish overnight? How could you get right back to work? What about your data? Your client’s data? If you don’t have a plan for off-site backup, then you need to make one! This is an actual photo of our […]

Warning: Just another round of Phishing emails

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Just another round of Phishing emails pretending to be Amazon and designed to get you upset about an order you paid for, but it’s shipping to Bob G. in Oklahoma. How can we tell this is not real? Just look at the email address it was sent from, which almost always gives it away.   […]

Is your iPhone calendar sending your SPAM pop-ups?

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If you end up with pop-ups from your iPhone calendar, you most likely accidentally subscribed to a phony-baloney Malware-packed calendar. Just go to your list of “subscribed” calendars and remove it. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find as it’s un-named. I just helped a customer here in the shop with this exact issue for […]

When the universe gives you a break on something you tried to plan for but failed, it’s time to pay attention!

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When the universe gives you a break on something you tried to plan for but failed, it’s time to pay attention! Case in point, I helped a customer today who spilled iced tea on their MacBook Air. This customer had followed all of my usual MacMedics advice, which always makes me super happy to hear. […]