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PSA: Beware of this BPI Phishing Email

I don't have a BPI Express account, so I knew this was a phishing email from the get go.

When we look at it on a desktop browser we see the email address has been masked/tampered with



When we hover (DO NOT CLICK) on the link we can see the URL is suspicious as well.



DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS IN EMAIL.
IT IS BETTER TO GO TO THE WEBSITE ON YOUR OWN AND NOT RELY ON LINKS
BE WARY OF ATTACHMENTS, EVEN FROM PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
TURN ON "TWO-FACTOR" AUTHENTICATION IF AVAILABLE.
IF YOU FELL FOR A PHISHING EMAIL CONTACT YOUR BANK (OR THE WEBSITE) ASAP.

The scary part is when viewed on mobile (in this case GMail for iOS) it looks ok but it is not, more and more people just do stuff on their mobile and this might fool some.

Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans by Palette Swap Ninja

MOST IMPRESSIVE!

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Microsoft recently announced their Surface Laptop.

The device looks great on video and specs wise it seems like a capable device for the target market (education / ultra-portable) however I am a bit uneasy about the move to a single USB port and the fabric on the keyboard seems like an impending hygiene issue.

I am not sure how I feel about Windows S as their response to ChromeOS. It remains to be seen if they will make a dent on Chromebooks market share.  Personally, I would opt to upgrade to the Pro version anyway to get the most out of Windows 10.

Let's see what MSFT's partners will cook up now that Microsoft has unveiled their new "hero device".

I really think APPL is missing the mark by refusing to add touch capability to their MacBooks screen, the TouchBar isn't really compelling (yet), and I think the devices on the Windows side should capitalize on this.

In the end, competition is always great for the consumer :-)