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Firefox 70 Released - With Privacy Breach Warnings.

Firefox has been around for quite a while; most computer users have used it at some point. Now, there’s great new features that will be found in the latest version. (Version 70) Privacy Breach Technology. Firefox 70 will come with Password Breach Alerts, Privacy Reports and performance updates. Firefox 70’s new password manager (Lockwise) will now warn users if their user credentials have been breached in known data breaches. If Firefox recognises a data breach, users will be infor.

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Sextortion Ransom E-Mails

Over the last month, we’ve been inundated with messages, phone calls and E-mails about an old threat with new life. Sextortion. The E-Mail has a few variables which indicate that your computer has been infected with a virus or malware from the hacker that’s sending you an email directly. In some cases, it may also include a password you used on a LinkedIn in 2012. In 2012, 6.5 million LinkedIn account details were leaked and made available for purchase on the ‘dark web’. .

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Free e-waste pickup for Melton & Bacchus Marsh.

An astonishing 12.7 Million Tonnes of garbage is thrown out by Victorians every year. 4.2 million tonnes finds land fill, while 8.5 million tonnes makes it to recycling projects. 40,000 tonnes a year is attributed to tech waste. As the technology age continues to dominate our lives, more and more e-waste is being abandoned. The term E-Waste covers a range of items ranging from computers, laptops, whitegoods, phones, batteries tv’s and more. At Melton Computers, we take E-Waste seriously. .

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Boost your Laptops Performance.

We see time and time again people considering replacing a laptop because theirs has failed. In a lot of these cases a replacement laptop might not be the best choice. Sure, your laptop might be older technology or doesn’t look shiny any more, but replacing it instead of repairing it could cost you more money. We see it all the time, a client with a good spec laptop that’s a couple of years old considering a replacement because they can buy one for $499… Well, the laptop that i.

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Are Facebook Groups going paid?

Running and maintaining a Facebook group can take a lot of time & effort. Now, Facebook have plans allow group owners to charge for access to their pages. These new ‘subscription groups’ will allow group owners to charge anywhere from $4.99 per month to $29.99 per month. While this may sound like a great idea for group owners to pull some funds back into their pockets for their hard-earned work, we believe it will be a difficult sell to group owners unless they have something you.

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