Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

QuickBooks Users Be Warned

I saw a new (to me) phishing scam targeting Quickbooks users. It says it is about an “important” update, but guess what?

Important QuickBooks Update

“Intuit Payroll Services” (who knows who that really is) is trying to scam you.

And probably trying to get you to click so a virus can load onto your machine.

I’ll say it again: you simply have to use paranoid common sense when on the Internet — because they are trying to get you. Every day and in every way. Be wary!

2012 is almost over. Computers have been in the home for 30 years. You should know the proper way to update your programs by now — and ABSOLUTELY it ain’t going to be because someone sent you an email.

Further: Only idjits and scammers use an (urgent) exclamation point in emails. Seeing one should be a big “red flag” to you.

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August 28, 2012 - Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, e-mail, Internet, Internet scam, Phishing, security | , , ,


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    Then the Support guy from FontPack gave some more sites..

    Although I cannot double the fonts, I can offer you 40 more free ones here:

    Free Fonts Download – Summitsoft Corporation

    You can see which characters are included with each font in this example:

    quintero.jpg (JPEG Image, 1159 × 464 pixels) – Scaled (87%)

    Here is a great free font previewer and installer:

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    his program is an easy to use but powerful font manager, which allows you getting a quick overview of both installed and non installed fonts. It can install and uninstall fonts, and organize them in categories. Some of its features are:

    Supports TrueType and OpenType fonts.
    Supports Type1 fonts.
    Installation of fonts from a folder (one by one or from a list).
    Installation of fonts temporally (until the program is closed).
    Deletion of installed fonts.
    List of all installed fonts with several display options.
    List of the fonts from a folder with several display options.
    Several options for organizing fonts in categories and managing them.
    It can print a list of all or some of the installed fonts with an example of each font.
    Scratchpad area for testing the look of any font (installed or from a folder).
    Dual English/Spanish version.

    Update on the garden: I have 24 jars of spaghetti sauce so far and 10 jars of pickled beets. Plus bags of yellow, red shepherds, and green peppers in the freezer with a few bags of Swiss chard. I lost all my beans, lettuce and most of my cucumbers to the heat. My habaneros are looking good tho.


    Comment by delenn13 | August 28, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Thank you for the share.

      And.. 24 jars.. i b jealous.


      Comment by techpaul | August 28, 2012 | Reply

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