PayPal’s widespread adoption means it’s popular with scammers looking for a victim. Though these scams aren’t necessarily exclusive to PayPal, they flourish in the service due to its ease of use and preference among online sellers. Every Type of Phishing Scam Phishing is a technique used by sellers to deceive victims into giving up their login credentials, usually using a fake web page that might look identical to the real thing. These scams usually take place over email, but scammers may also use text messages and social media since all they need the victim to do is click on the fake link. These scams take many different forms, but the end goal is always the same: to get you to log in using your username and password. If you have two-factor authentication (2FA) enabled on your account then you’re much better protected against this sort of scam, but be aware that even one-time login codes sent over SMS can be intercepted . Be on the lookout for email messages … [Read more...] about 8 Common PayPal Scams and How to Avoid Them
Tips and tricks
Customizing the Windows “Send To” context menu is a handy trick people have employed for years to speed up their workflow. Let’s take a look at how you can edit the “Send To” menu in Windows 8 to enjoy a productivity boost. Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites. The Question SuperUser reader Mondain wants to add items to his “Send To” context menu, but the technique that he used for Windows 7 doesn’t work for him in Windows 8. I want to add an application shortcut to my Send To context menu in Windows 8; I tried the solution for Windows 7 here: How to add an item to my “Send To” context menu but it doesn’t work. How can we do it and how does it differ from adding items in previous versions of Windows? The Answer SuperUser contributor Ofiris shares a “Send To” menu tip: WinKey + R %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo … [Read more...] about How Do I Add Items to the Windows 8 “Send To” Context Menu?
When you create a virtual hard disk in VirtualBox or VMware, you specify a maximum disk size. If you want more space on your virtual machine’s hard disk later, you’ll have to enlarge the virtual hard disk and partition. Note that you may want to back up your virtual hard disk file before performing these operations — there’s always a chance something can go wrong, so it’s always good to have backups. However, the process worked fine for us. Update: Use the Virtual Media Manager in VirtualBox VirtualBox 6 added a graphical option for enlarging and resizing virtual disks. To access it, click File > Virtual Media Manager in the main VirtualBox window. Select a virtual hard disk in the list and use the “Size” slider at the bottom of the window to change its size. Click “Apply” when you’re done. You will still have to enlarge the partition on the disk to take advantage of the additional space. The partition remains the same size even while the disk size increases. See … [Read more...] about How to Enlarge a Virtual Machine’s Disk in VirtualBox or VMware