Perhaps you’ve been cold-called by a “representative” of Microsoft, Dell, McAfee, or some other large, reputable computer software or hardware manufacturer. The caller tells you something is wrong with your computer.
Thanks to six lawsuits filed last week by the FTC, you might get fewer of those calls for a while. In the Security & Scams forum, Lounge member BruceR posted a link to an Ars Technica article reporting the FTC complaints against tech-support scammers. See the link and follow the discussion in the forum.
The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:
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