Louisiana District Webmasters

 Fritz & Johnette Beter

Tech Tip

Internet & Cell Phone Security

 

We all heard of the problems with Facebook and the collection of data. Also a part of this problem is if you use your Facebook account and password to link other websites. Linking any websites or companies on the web with the same ID and password is a BIG mistake. Would you go to your bank’s website, login and share your ID and password with your favorite grocery just so they can charge you when the want? NO you wouldn’t. The same principle applies to your ID and password with Facebook or any other social media website. Keep them separate at all times. If you have linked websites, we suggest removing these links.

 Last week Facebook posted instructions as to how and check to see what companies you have linked with them. With tracking where you surf on the internet a real big issue, we suggest removing these links and login to the companies with a separate ID. This way none of the companies that you do business with will know about each other.

 We have talked about this before so we are addressing this again.

THE IRS AND MICROSOFT WILL NEVER CALL YOU. I repeat, THE IRS AND MICROSOFT WILL NEVER CALL YOU. If you ever do get a call from someone saying they are from the IRS or Microsoft, give the phone to your kids or grandkids. You may as well get back at them. LOL

 One last thing. Are you getting calls on your cell from numbers starting with your area code and the 1st 3 digits of your number? These are all bogus calls and may be the calls asking you if it is OK for them to tell you about a special offer. If you say YES, the will try and say that you gave them permission to charge you something or use your phone number to open some kind of account. DO NOT SAY ANYTHING!!! In fact don’t even answer the call.

 We found an APP for your cell phone that will block unwanted calls. It works very well and the best thing is it is FREE. The name is Calls Blacklist. It is very easy to use and works very well. Get it from your phones APP store.

We hope this information was helpful. If you have any questions, please ask. If we do not know the answer, we will do our best to get the answer for you. 

 

Riding on a Wing and a Prayer

Fritz & Johnette Beter

Louisiana District Webmasters

webmasters@gwrra-la.org