When you get an odd email. This is what you need to do. Look at the sender. You can’t just look at the name. It’s the email address that tells you if it is real. In these two cases, they are bogus. Delete and move on.
I’ve seen a couple of articles on this. It’s still early and not complete. With the correct commercial (?) accounts, you can create a cloud based virtual Windows 10 Desktop. What’s it good for? I’m not sure. It probably has limited RAM and hard disk space. So it won’t be a full desktop. But you can install programs on it and run them remotely.
VFEmail is a free email system. We don’t use it but found the article interesting.
Since 2001, VFEmail has provided businesses and end-users a quick and convenient way to ensure their own security when it comes to email.
VFEmail scans each complete email, including attachments, for viruses and Spam before it gets to your INBOX. If a Virus is found, it is blocked at the gateway and isn’t even allowed onto our servers.
Here is the notice showing the damage:
!!!ALERT!!!! Update Feb 11 2019 www.vfemail.net and mail.vfemail.net are currently unavailable in their prior form. We have suffered catastrophic destruction at the hands of a hacker, last seen as firstname.lastname@example.org. This person has destroyed all data in the US, both primary and backup systems. We are working to recover what data we can.
A customer went to a local retail store and purchase a small PC. Almost all computers purchased this way have Windows 10 Home. If they need Pro, we upgrade it online. It’s a pretty simple process.
In this case, the customer wanted to install Office 365. It would not download. We got called in. Something has changed. The customer got Windows 10 Home S. The ‘s’ may stand for ‘secure.’ That is new. The main feature about it, is that you can only download applications through the Microsoft Store. Not a bad idea for a typical home user. But a problem for our customer.
However, if you want to install other programs, you have to switch from S mode to standard Windows Home or Windows Pro. That still requires that you log into Windows Store.