MacKeeper Compromised

Image courtesy of 9to5Mac

Image courtesy of 9to5Mac

We've said it before and we will say it again: MacKeeper is a scam to be avoided at all costs. Any time you visit a website and you are told that your computer is out of date or needs some plugin or could is too slow, it is always, 100% of the time, a scam. And today it was revealed that MacKeeper's customer data was completely compromised by a security researcher, revealing that none of the data they saved was protected at all. Please, please don't install these types of programs and if you do and need help removing them, call JTec at (949) 466-8442.

9to5Mac: http://9to5mac.com/2015/12/14/claimed-mackeeper-data-breach/

Joshua Wallace

JTec, Santa Cruz, CA

    Ever since my mother won a computer at a company raffle when I was 6, I’ve been hooked. Nothing excites me more than new technology and I’m always the first to dissect and figure it out. From building my own PCs from parts at the LA Computer Fair in Pomona to my first PowerBook when I was 15, I’ve always loved computers. 

     My first job tutoring was for community service during high school. I first assisted and then became a teacher at a beginners computer course for the elderly and those with English as a second language. There I taught the basics of computing (using a mouse, file systems, etc.) and went on to teach Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. I’ve managed a law firm’s computer network and integrated Macs into a predominantly PC environment. I’ve also held weekly classes for a retirement community focusing on doing more with their Macs. They learned things such as how to import and edit photos with iPhoto from a digital camera, how to set up Email, and much more. It was extremely fulfilling and I loved passing on my knowledge. 

     Now I work on-call and travel to client’s homes or businesses to “fix” their computers while teaching them how to fix it themselves in the future. I also will routinely take computers home to repair hardware issues such as broken screens or trackpads. I genuinely want you to learn how to make the most out of your technology and I always aim to make you self-sufficient.