DNS Services Managed DNS Backup Business Services bill

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Service, Computer Support, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Secure IT Alert, security 1 Comment

We’ve heard from many of our clients that a company called DNS Services (www.DNSsvc.com) has been sending them letters that appear to be invoices. Some clients have attached copies of the bills that they have received even. However, Pamela’s other business, McAbee’s Custom Carpets received their own the other day. The “bill” looks like you own $65.00 for “DNS Failover …

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Helpdesk Upgrade Alert – Your Mailbox is almost full scam emails still going around

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Mac, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

An email arrives in your inbox with the subject of “Helpdesk Upgrade Alert”, tells you that your mailbox is almost full, and it includes a handy indicator saying that of your 244 MB quota, you have used 241MB. The text reads, “The Helpdesk is upgrading and maintaining database Server from the old Microsoft Server (No420134x) to the new Microsoft Server …

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Your mailbox has NOT exceeded the storage limit as set by your administrator

JohnMHoyt Cloud Computing, Computer Security, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Secure IT Alert, security Leave a Comment

One thing I am asked weekly is, “I just received an email alert telling me my mailbox exceeded the storage limit, why is that?”. Wellllllll, first of all, these messages, though they come in email and look all official, signed by “System Administrator” or something similar, are likely phishing attempts. If you hover over the URL listed to “re-validate” your …

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Scam Alert: Microsoft supposedly calling and offering to help fix security issues from remote

JohnMHoyt Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Office, security, Windows, Windows Server 2 Comments

Today has been interesting… I received an email from a long-time friend saying he had the strangest phone call, from MICROSOFT… They informed him that his system was vulnerable and that they wanted to help him fix it if he would give them access to his system by visiting a website. This guy was born at night, but he wasn’t …

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