Archive for May, 2009

New Spam Hits WordPress Comments

Have you noticed that you are getting a lot more spam from two services called Comment Poster and Social Bookmarks Submitter? Both of these services are spamming many blogs in an attempt to gain traffic and revenue. Comment Poster is a service where you can automate comment posting on blogs to gain backlinks and traffic. […]

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Real Time Scanning Versus On Demand Scanning

Unless a security app runs real time scans, in other words, when data is coming into the computer (like when you’re browsing, or when you play a CD, or open an email and such) . . . you really don’t need to have it running at start up. Since it’s not protecting you in real […]

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What does Microsoft and Sopranos have in common?

What does Microsoft and Sopranos have in common?

They both have a ‘Bing’, but both are entirely different. Badda-Bing is an adult club featured on the Sopranos, while Microsoft’s Bing is a search technology. Microsoft renamed its Live Search product “Bing” as it renovates its search technology and tries to make inroads on Google in that market. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer revealed Bing […]

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Do Not Be Fooled By SpywareCease

Do Not Be Fooled By SpywareCease

SpywareCease, like many other misleading applications, gives false reports of threats on the computer. Once a user downloads this application, they’re prompted to purchase the full license in order to remove the false infection. Name: SpywareCease Version: 3.4 Publisher: SpywareCease.com Risk Impact: Medium Systems Affected: Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows Vista, […]

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The Biggest Mistakes in SEO

Are you making these SEO mistakes? Listed below are SEO mistakes that many webmaster still deploy today. It’s why some domains that are more than 4 years old have no keyword relevance and a low Google Pagerank. Splash Page You need to serve up your homepage and avoid this old design flaw. I’ve seen this […]

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Google Pagerank Update Comes Early

The average update is usually around 90 days, but this one comes early. There is no rhyme or reason, and I am guessing it’s Google being Google. The update is underway and should continue through the next 12 hours. I noticed this at around 1:00 pm CDT with some of the tech blogs I usually […]

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Social Networks Under Attack

Here we go again! Just over a week ago there have been many Acai Berry tweets being sent throughout Twitter from bogus accounts. These Twitter messages are promoting a free trial of an acai berry dietary supplement. Security experts say that social-networking spam is particularly effective because it can’t be filtered at the corporate firewall […]

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At 61 She Still Rocks

Stevie Nicks celebrated her 61st birthday today. It makes you wonder how a 61 year old lady can look so good. The music business is VERY tough and competitive. But let’s not forget about the critics, studio time and tours. All this leads to stress, which can make you grow old fast. Stevie Nicks still […]

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Circuit City Is Back

Circuit City is born again, but its return policy for some PCs may leave a bitter taste for its customers. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Systemax Monday finalized its purchase of the defunct retailer’s trade names, domains including www.circuitcity.com, customer lists and information, certain trademarks and other intangible assets of Circuit City’s e-commerce business. While the retailer’s […]

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A Memorial Day Tribute

A Memorial Day Tribute

Memorial Day is much more than barbecues and the beginning of summer. To many people, especially the nation’s thousands of combat veterans, this day, which has a history stretching back all the way to the Civil War, is an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country. TechJaws would like to […]

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Instant Messaging Hazard

Instant Messaging Hazard

People that use IM’s…”instant messaging” programs like Windows Live Messenger (WLM), Yahoo, ICQ, AIM, etc. frequently get invitations from what appears to be friendly strangers, when in fact it’s an automated harvester (“bot”) seeking to infect your machine. I’ll use WLM for this example because I use it myself for communicating with people in real […]

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Why You Should Not Choose Microsoft Automatic Update

While Microsoft recommends that you set the “Automatic Update” settings to automatically download, some users prefer to set them to “Notify” and then the user CHOOSES which updates to download (and I have it set that way). There are two reasons to do this: 1. Now and then Microsoft releases a buggy update (example in […]

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