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As part of Peeps’ Configuration Protocol (our treatment/setup of a Windows machine), we tweak, prune, and better-secure the Windows environment to make it both cleaner, as well as safer for our customers. With Windows 10, the amount of work involved increased exponentially vs. Windows 7. There are so many places Microsoft has added potentially annoying or confusing things.
And as of the latest round of Windows Updates, we’re now seeing the weather appear in the Taskbar:
Windows 7 reaches its ‘End of Life’ in January 2020. Computer Peeps can fully manage the process of staying on Windows 7, via Microsoft’s Extended Security Updates (ESU) program.
tl;dr – Payment Logistics requires ‘advanced’ network setup, which you are responsible for.
Dear Consignment Software Vendors,
A client of ours received an email warning her that someone had used her Apple ID to download an app:
We’ve compiled five very specific reasons why consignment and resale stores (or any business) should not use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE).
AOL is reporting a massive data breach which affects a “significant amount of users”. AOL is recommending users change their passwords immediately.
According to AOL’s Security Team:
This information included AOL users’ email addresses, postal addresses, address book contact information, encrypted passwords and encrypted answers to security questions that we ask when a user resets his or her password, as well as certain employee information. We believe that spammers have used this contact information to send spoofed emails that appeared to come from roughly 2% of our email accounts.
If you utilize AOL for your consignment software’s email functionality, or for your personal email, please be sure to change your password right away.
We’d like to see as many consignment and resale stores start 2014 out on the right foot.