Holiday Scams A-Plenty!
HO. HO. HO. That isn’t Santa’s wish for a Merry Christmas in your inbox. It’s a Holiday scam just waiting for a click or two. The bad guys are getting very creative at what they do, so be vigilant, or be sorry!
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Holiday Gifts & Gadgets
From Outrageous To Doable, To Fun & Thrifty
Choose your private Valkyrie-X Plane in Rose Gold, or perhaps an extravagant stocking stuffer like his and her Island Cars. A quick getaway comes with a week of luxe living at English Estates. In all a fun catalog to browse, if not buy, extraordinary gifts for ultra $$$$.
has a slew of outstanding gifts sorted out by category. Great picks for smart home ideas, cord-cutting, photography, foodies, travelers, gamers and much more. All price ranges include ideas from stocking stuffers to pricey.
Cnet gives you the latest scoop on their picks for the best out there in every price range. You might not be surprised that DJI is first up in several price ranges. As of early December, there are shipping delays, so you might have to get crafty, order, cut out a picture and give it a wrap.
Time Editors have put together a list of mostly $100 and under ideas. They include a selfie stick the Amazon Fire Tablet, even Bloxels, a game that gives kids (or adults) an 8-bit education on video game creation. The clever Gold Zero Torch – shown here – is for anyone who needs to see in the dark – chargeable by USB, Solar, Hand Crank.
If you or someone on your gift list is hankering for a Laptop, Tech Radar has published its picks (with specs) for 2016: Among its top choices – the Dell XPS, Asus Zenbook, Surface Book, MacBook, and more.
CNET gives its picks for the best smartphones you can buy and why. Top choices are Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, iPhone 7, OnPlus3T and more.
In The News
Google accounts hit with malware — a million and growing. Android 4 & 5 affected. CNET says Check Point says the attack campaign, known as Gooligan, is expanding to an additional 13,000 devices a day. But CNET says, the reason for the attack may not be what you’d expect. It’s not to grab personal information from the accounts of Google users. Instead, it’s to force them to download apps that are part of an advertising fraud scheme that makes up to $320,000 a month.
Checkpoint issues “Gooligan ” Malware Checker. Just type in your name to see if you are affected.