Leadership – 10 best practices from 2022

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The Harvard Business Review is an excellent resource for leadership & management topics & 10 of best tips for 2022 are shared Our Favorite Management Tips of 2022 (hbr.org) Our Management Tip of the Day newsletter continues to be one of HBR’s most popular newsletters. In this article, we list 10 of our favorites from […]

FTC – How to safely find COVID test kits online DEC-2022

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There are many dangerous fake scams circulating & the FTC shares safe ways to obtain COVID testing kits. https://consumer.ftc.gov/consumer-alerts/2022/12/heres-where-get-free-covid-tests With the reopening of the federal government program to order no-cost COVID-19 tests, there are more options to get free tests this year. At COVID.gov/tests, there are no shipping costs, and no need to give a […]

FTC – best practices for safe year-end charitable donations

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The FTC continues to offer great advice for safe year-end charitable donations  Give back with a plan this season and avoid charity scams | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) Charitable giving goes up near the end of the year and scammers know it. Your year-end giving has the best chance of reaching the organizations you want to […]

Google – WAZE navigation shares road history and dangers

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Google is adding to its WAZE navigation app — a new capability to highlight historical dangers when traveling on a road with high # of crashes Waze Beta Warns Drivers About Roads With a History of Crashes | PCMag Google’s Waze navigation app can route you around bottlenecks caused by accidents, but it may soon […]

FTC – MONEY MATTERS is an excellent new security resource

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The FTC has created 1 of best websites for a huge # of topics, listing dozens of best practices & safety tips. Need help spotting, avoiding, and reporting scams? Start with Money Matters | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) Money Matters How to spot, avoid, and report scams | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) The FTC’s new website, ftc.gov/Money Matters (in […]

FTC – When On-line Orders do not arrive DEC-2022

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The FTC has a timely article with excellent advice in setting up & tracking on-line orders.  Often supply chain issues, labor shortages, weather, or other issues can impact shipments.  However, there are fraud & scam attacks to be on look-out for also. What to do if your online order never arrives | Consumer Advice (ftc.gov) […]

FTC – Fraud and scams research by age groups DEC-2022

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It might seem that adults over 60 are scammed the most – as many did not grow up in computer era & might be novice users.  However, most of less active in e-commerce or may not use computers at all.  Romance scams are 1 focal point of attack for lonely seniors.  Those younger than 60, […]

Windows 11 – Notepad TAB capabilities in future release

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While this comes from early accidental sharing — TAB capabilities in WIN11 notepad would be a welcome addition that appears to be coming in future Microsoft Reportedly Bringing Tabs to Notepad App | PCMag It looks like Microsoft is bringing tabs to the Notepad app on Windows 11 per a leaked screenshot of an internal […]

FTC – avoid GIFT CARD SCAM attacks during peak holiday season

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The FTC shares best practices to avoid gift card scam attacks during the peak holiday season.  Also any circumstance that appears to be “too good to be true” are likely so.  There is almost 0% recovery once a gift card is drained, so it’s important to avoid these active attacks. ’Tis the season to spot […]

FBI – AD blockers protect against malware and spam DEC 2022

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Malicious advertising appears to point to product/service sites, but instead when users “click” — they get re-directed to fake sites.  AD blockers are present in most browsers & more robust versions can be installed if needed.  They can be turned on/off as desired. FBI Recommends Installing An Ad Blocker To Dodge Scammers | PCMag https://www.malwarebytes.com/blog/threat-intelligence/2022/07/google-ads-lead-to-major-malvertising-campaign […]


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