Archive for January, 2011

Drive-by Rogueware Found on MySpace

Drive-by Rogueware Found on MySpace

What’s a Drive-by? It is when a download of spyware, viruses or malware are installed on a person’s computer without a person’s knowledge. In less than a week, a couple of my friends said that their kid’s computers have been infected with a virus after they clicked on links within MySpace pages. I discovered that […]

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Tax Return Scams Surface

Tax Return Scams Surface

It’s that time of year when tax return scams go into full swing. The scammers will try to persuade tax payers into believing they are eligible for big returns and other false claims. These email campaigns are phishing scams trying to collect personal information from tax payers to be used for unlawful activity such as […]

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Bizarre and Entertaining Stumbles on StumbleUpon

Bizarre and Entertaining Stumbles on StumbleUpon

If you are not a StumbleUpon user, you should consider signing up. You never know what web site you may stumble upon to see some of the most amazing things that you can find on the internet. Here are some cool stumbles I came across the last few days Logo Design Gone Wrong: 10 Offbeat […]

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Do You Trust Facebook?

Do You Trust Facebook?

It looks like Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not safe on his own site. Yesterday, his Facebook page was attacked and many users are now weary of the safety of their information on FB. I am beginning to wonder if Facebook will start to lose its stamina because of all the security issues that […]

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How to Clean Up a Mac (the easy way)

How to Clean Up a Mac (the easy way)

We’ve all heard it – Macs “just work” and nothing ever goes wrong with them. While that can generally be somewhat true, certain things don’t get advertised. The Macs, while fancier than most regular PCs, can collect digital garbage in a way similar to every Windows-based PC out there – the more you use them, […]

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11,760 Years to Restore a Mac Hard Drive

11,760 Years to Restore a Mac Hard Drive

A friend of mine (Nikola Ranguelov) and an author here at TechJaws, shared this screen shot with me while restoring a Mac Hard Drive. It would take 11,760 years or 103,018,533 hours to complete this task. I think by the time the restore is completed; humans would be extinct, along with the Mac. Who said […]

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Google Pagerank Major Update Underway

Google Pagerank Major Update Underway

My friend Kerry posted on my Facebook wall telling me that – “Hey Frank. The first PageRank update of 2011 is happening now. This time I’m sure of it.” I think Kerry is right, as I researched and found a few trusted resources state the same…read on. The SEO world is buzzing like a bee […]

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Rogueware and Fake Antivirus will Dominate in 2011

Rogueware and Fake Antivirus will Dominate in 2011

2010 is now on the history channel, but for some, it led to cash windfalls. Hackers and cybercriminals will continue their onslaught of attacks on social networks, rogue software peddling and fraudulent web sites. The most popular infection method of 2010 was Trojans, making up 55.91% of all infections according to Panda Labs. Rogueware and […]

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VBulletin Account Registration Spam

VBulletin Account Registration Spam

If you currently manage or moderate a forum such as the popular VBulletin, you may have noticed a spike in account registrations over the last week or so. These accounts all have something in common; they end with a sequence of numbers. The number sequences end with the following numbers; 140 156 256 1453 1988 […]

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Free Unlimited Sitemap Generator

Free Unlimited Sitemap Generator

There are few web sites that offer a free sitemap generator, but are limited to only 500 pages. I found this awesome program GSiteCrawler that has no limitations. I recently built a site map that had more than 20K pages for a friend. The process did take a long time to crawl the entire web […]

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What was your First PC Game?

What was your First PC Game?

I feel like reminiscing today, because it’s my 49th birthday. I was wondering what your very first PC games was and what OS did you play this game on. I know I may clear a few cob webs when I tell you my first PC game, but hey, no one will be graded on longevity […]

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When Electronic Devices are Wrong!

When Electronic Devices are Wrong!

Have you seen or heard of the Shock Bark Collars? Who actually sat down one day and thought it was a good idea to send current through your dog’s body in order to make them stop barking? They all claim that stimulation collars use mild static correction to eliminate your dog’s excessive barking. I don’t […]

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