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Scams run rampant in today's world and is it just me or does it feel like the pandemic has given breath to scammers? There's a newer scam out pertaining to roku and it's not a cold call. In fact this scam works like this. A message is displayed on your tv screen telling you to call a number to activate your roku. (Spoiler alert: don't call it.) When you call the number they help you set up your roku device and then offer you a lifetime support option for $100, $199, $99 or whatever amount. A few months later they will call their mark back (you) and ask for more money. But this is NOT roku. These are scammers and they are just looking to get your money. Moral of the story, Roku never charges for activation and they don't have any such "support" plans. Just call roku and report it to them. And if you need help setting up your device, I'm your Geek.-I am,Your Geek! ...
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Busy day. On the left working on a website for VisArt Video. On the right refurbishing a computer that a client wants to donate. It will be a chromebook when it's done. Whatever you need...-I am,Your Geek! ...
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2 months ago

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What am I doing this Sunday afternoon? I'm building a website in German. And no, I don't speak German. So this is fun! Check back later to see my client's new bilingual website. -I am,Your Geek! ...
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2 months ago

Queen City Rent a Geek
Do you use a password manager? Look everything has a password. And we all know that we should never use the same password more than once. And passwords should be complicated. So how do you manage all of the logins you have?I tried LastPass. I'm just not a fan. I signed up for the free account and then a few days later they changed how the free plan works. You can no longer use it on different types of devices. So if you use it on a computer, you cannot also use it on your cell phone on the free plan. But, more than that. I don't like that it sometimes works and other times doesn't. I'm logging into a site and expecting lastpass to pop up to save the password and it doesn't. This gets frustrating and I realize that I'm having to frequently log into lastpass in order for the password saves to work. So, I'm about to ditch lastpass. I tried KeePass. It's stored only on my computer and there are things that I like about it. But it's not ideal either. I'll try a few others. But I wonder about the security of saving my passwords in all these password managers. So, I'm still fan of just writing them down on paper in a notebook. I know this is an extremely low tech way to keep passwords. But it keeps high tech hackers out of my password list. So... We shall see where I land.What's your method?- I am,Your Geek! ...
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