Never Should You Ever

Never ever allow remote access to someone who calls you about a possible problem with your computer.  If you are tempted to allow remote access to your computer to someone whose credentials you can’t verify, just don’t do it.

If a smarter person is urging you away from allowing a stranger remote access to your computer, please listen.  Listen even if that person is your silly spouse, the one overly cautious about nearly everything, and knows next to nothing about computers.

If remote access is granted to an unknown actor, there are actions you can take.

  • Run an internal diagnostic
  • Change passwords and update security protocols at sensitive sites, such as your banking institutions.
  • When the inevitable problems occur, then take your computer to a reputable person for service.

So now you know why my computer is in the shop, and I am writing on my tablet.

No reputable company will call you and ask for access to your computer for any reason.  Never ever!

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  1. Wow you have them too? They must be really busy. From about 8am – 6pm we get the “Microsoft Help Centre” ringing. They go through stages of ringing two and three times a day for a few weeks then it stops for a month and they come back.

    My record for talking to one of them is 38 minutes (I’m easily entertained) but usually they hang up on my after a few minutes.

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