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Melton Computers News

74% Of People Have Experienced Online Harassment While Gaming.

Years ago, a gamer was sitting in front of their computer, or console playing their games solo. At best we had 2 player, or 4 player split screen. Then came the mid 90’s and networks were starting to create the opportunity to play games on local networks between friend groups. Then, The Internet. A recent study conducted by the Anti-Defamation League suggests that up to 74% of people that play online games have been harassed or bullied online. 65% have suffered from “severe” h.

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24 Free Must Have Programs for Your Computer 2019

Windows 10 comes with a basic software to get you going on your computer. Here’s 24 programs you can download for free that you should at least try. Chrome Chrome is one of the first programs we install on all new computers we sell. Made by Google, Chrome is available on many devices from Windows, Mac, Linus, Android & IOS. Firefox An alternative to Microsoft Edge, Firefox has been around for many years and is getting better every release. Now with built in Crypto mining .

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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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