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How To: Update Adobe Flash Player on Mac OS X

Truong Nguyen Internet Safety Tips

Updating Adobe Flash Player is not the most straightforward process even for the most experienced Mac users. Security vulnerabilities with Adobe Flash have caused many to uninstall Flash altogether. Nevertheless, many popular sites still use Flash and uninstalling it can be inconvenient and cumbersome. The main issue with updating Adobe Flash Player is that some update warnings are fake and may prompt you to click and download malware and ransomware on your Mac. Whenever you’re prompted to update your Flash Player, you should verify the validity of any updates through System Preferences rather than by clicking on a website button. …

How To: Remove iOS Ransomware on the iPhone and iPad

Truong Nguyen Internet Safety Tips

Has your iPhone or iPad been affected by ransomware? Are you seeing messages like this? They demand that you call a number and give out your credit card information or send a PayPal payment. Your browser seems to be locked. You can’t get into a new tab or close the message out even when you quit Safari. First, don’t call and give out your information. Try these simple steps instead to clear the message: Put your iPhone or iPad into airplane mode by going to Settings. Airplane mode is the first choice. Within Settings, scroll all the way down to …

Ransomware, Malware, Adware and Virus Removal for Mac OS X

Truong Nguyen Internet Safety Tips

As Mac OS X platform has increased in popularity, so have the needs for ransomware, malware, adware and virus removal/protection. The number of Macs affected by ransomware, malware and spyware has unfortunately been on the rise. These attempts come in many different forms. Malware (Spigot, Genio, etc.) often portrays itself as security protection software but is really doing almost the opposite. On older Macs, it may take up such a large amount of the computer’s resources that there will only be a constant beach ball (or spinning wheel of death). Another issue is Adware. Adware floods your computer with annoying …