Do you have one of the 154 Million compromised accounts?

There have been many high profile data breaches that have compromised millions of email addresses and their account information. Adobe, Sony, Yahoo!, Gawker… There is now a website that you can go to that will tell you if your email address is one that has been compromised: http://haveibeenpwned.com/ If you have had your account hacked or want to prevent the headache and losses involved with a security breach, give us a call at Discount Computer Service.  We can help secure your digital world!  410-358-7300.

Google can use your name and photo alongside online ads

That’s right, Google’s new terms of service, going into effect 11/11/13, by default will opt you in for allowing them to use your name and photo alongside an online ad if you have commented, followed or given a +1 to a product.  You could see your face and comment in those one-line reviews below an ad or listing. The less scary news about that is that they say that your endorsements will only be visible to those that would generally have access to your comments anyway.  Google says they will allow you to opt out of this by un-selecting the … Continue reading