Caversham Computers News

Being aware of malware, and how to protect yourself

Malware programs can cause so many problematic issues when using the internet, and they’re more common than you may think. They are also so many varieties that it would be nearly impossible to cover them all. Every hacker has their own agenda and strategies to insert into their own malware, meaning that there are millions of different types being created every month, often making their way on to your computer by web downloads, misleading banner ads, or even by emails sent to you. What you can quickly learn about are the general types out there and what they look like. Many people already defend themselves perfectly, and you can as well. All are meant to harm you, your computer or your data.  The first thing you need to think about is that there is no limitation...

Be Aware: Royal Mail Scam email

Caversham Computers has received details from Thames Valley Police about a Royal Mail scam email which is currently being sent to some users email inbox. Fraudsters are sending out virus infected emails that claim a package has been seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom. The official looking scam emails claiming to be from Royal Mail contain a link to a document which will install malicious software on your computer designed to steal credentials like account names, email addresses and passwords. An example email reads: Title: Your parcel has been seized Royal Mail is sorry to inform you that a package addressed to you was seized by HM Revenue & Customs upon arrival into the United Kingdom. A close inspection deemed your items as counterfeit and the manufacturers have been notified. If your items are declared...