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Change your password if your Facebook account is hacked

May 14, 2020
BY GEORGE GORDON • Computer Guru , Lahaina News

A client recently came over claiming that her Facebook page was hacked, and she wanted to remove her account.

Here is the way to do it. Open up Facebook then click in the top right. Select Settings & Privacy > Settings. Click Your Facebook Information in the left column. Click Deactivation and Deletion. Choose Delete Account, then click Continue to Account Deletion. Enter your password, click Continue and then click Delete Account.

A few people are opting to remove their accounts due to the fact that the Facebook database had been hacked, and user information and passwords were passed on to some really bad people who want to get your money.

This client received a message on her Facebook page telling her that they have her name, password and all of her secret messages and photos. If she didn't pay them $300, they said they would publish it all over Facebook.

If you get that same message, it means that they might have your password. If you continue using Facebook, then immediately change that password.

Let's say that you're looking at a pretty long website that takes a minute to scroll down to the bottom, and you want to print or save a big portion of it (say three pages). Well, there is an easy way to do it.

If you have the Firefox App on your Mac, go ahead and open it. Now open up that particularly long website that has multiple pages in it. On the very top of the Firefox page, look for three dots see it? Go ahead and click on them. A menu appears that says "Take a screen shot." Click on it and don't freak out, because the screen will turn kind of grey. On the upper right side are two blue boxes, so try and click on "Save Full Page".

Okay, that was pretty easy. Now click on the blue box, "Download." So now what ? Well, let's take look at what you did. Click on the Finder on the bottom left and click on the Download folder. There will be the file called "Screenshot" with a JPG ending that you just created. Go ahead and click on it. The file opens up in the Preview App, where you can Edit or Print it.

There is a bug hitting the iPhone that will freeze it up. This bug can be found in the Message App and puts a long string of characters inside the box you type in, thus freezing up the iPhone. Well, don't freak out. There is an easy way to fix it.

On the newer iPhones, just press and quickly release the volume up button, then quickly press and release the volume down button, finally pressing the side key until you see the Apple logo.

Finally, if anyone is interested, I'm selling a 27-inch iMac in great condition. It's older, but at $300, it will do the same as a $2,200 new iMac. You can use this for home-schooling or paying your bills online. I'll even disinfect it free.

Send your computer-related questions to MauiMist@aol.com.

 
 

 

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