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...unless you call them first.
A good friend recently received a phone call from "Microsoft support". The caller indicated that they have detected a virus on my friend's computer, and can safely remove it for only $8. The caller almost immediately asked how he would like to pay for it, and mentioned that they accept all major credit cards. The good thing was that you don't have to be a tech savvy to recognize that it's a scam, however, if you receive a call from someone claiming to be from "Microsoft support", hang up unless you called them first and were expecting a call back.
Always use complex passwords.
Don't worry about remembering all passwords for all online services. There are variety of free and commercial password management tools available for all platforms, from desktop to mobile, including RoboForm and CommonKey. Use random password generator tools available as a complimentary service, such as RoboForm Password Generator tool at http://www.roboform.com/password-generator-tool or a comparable CommonKey tool at https://commonkey.com/password-generator
Today, Incapsula released a Q2 2015 report on Global DDoS Threat Landscape.
Some highlights include the following stats:
You can view it online or download at:
Steve E. Driz, I.S.P., ITCP