Archive for April, 2011

Home Depot Gift Card Scam

Home Depot Gift Card Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Home Depot, claiming that you need to click on the link in the email to claim your $1000 USD Home Depot Card. This is a phishing scam out to steal money from people who fall victim to the scam. The link in the email redirects users to a […]

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Phishing Attacks on Xbox Live Network

Phishing Attacks on Xbox Live Network

Two weeks ago more than 70 million PlayStation users were weary and concerned when a data breach occurred on Sony’s PlayStation network. The PlayStation network attack was serious as the hackers were able to obtain user data including addresses, dates of birth, PSN online IDs and PSN passwords. The next round of attacks is now […]

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How to Find Cheap Gas Prices through Technology

How to Find Cheap Gas Prices through Technology

The oil companies are all smiles these days and for good reason, gas prices keep rising. There are some economists that say that the world has enough oil for the next 40 years without digging one drop, so why do gas prices continue north? Even the Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) […]

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Beware of Facebook Credits Scam

Beware of Facebook Credits Scam

There’s a chat message going around about getting 500 Facebook credits free. If you receive such a message like the image below, don’t click on the link. The message is not being sent from your friend, it’s from a program that has permission to send messages from your friends account. This scam can easily fool […]

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Software Easter Egg Hunt

Software Easter Egg Hunt

Did you know that software developers hide Easter eggs in many popular programs you use today? It’s true; developers create hidden Easter eggs in software that can be easily executed with a short cut or command to reveal them. I guess software developers get bored and this is their way of having a little fun […]

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Easter E-Cards Serving Up Trojans

The holidays are a time when cyber crooks hunt for victims by distributing Trojans and or Malware in hopes that users will click on links inside an email to read their greeting card. The links in these emails will take users to malicious web sites that install Trojans and or Malware on the user’s computer. […]

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How to Remove Windows Security 2011

How to Remove Windows Security 2011

Windows Security 2011 is classified as a rogue antivirus program that falsely alerts and reports security threats on a user’s computer. These rogue and or fake security programs are distributed for the purpose of stealing your money by scamming users into purchasing a license copy in order to remove the fake threats. Windows Security 2011 […]

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Best Wireless Router for Comcast XFINITY

Best Wireless Router for Comcast XFINITY

Not all wireless routers perform well with high speed broadband. If you’re a Comcast customer who has the XFINITY high speed internet and you have a G-Router, you need to upgrade to get the most out of your wireless network. The G series wireless routers are only capable of delivering 54Mbs and will cause bottlenecks […]

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5 Best Firefox Security Add-Ons

5 Best Firefox Security Add-Ons

These 5 Firefox Security add-ons are a must have for users who want to stay out of harm’s way from the dangers that lurk on the web. Just like the American Express Card tagline – “Don’t Leave Home without It” or in this case, don’t browse without these! WOT (Web of Trust) add-on is my […]

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Naked Picture Email Attachment – Trojan Included

Naked Picture Email Attachment – Trojan Included

The words naked or sex are very enticing words that usually boil the testosterone in us males. Today, I received an email with a promise to show me a naked picture with a little extra. Don’t worry, I never open unsolicited email or download attachments unless it’s on my test computer which I use solely […]

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Ceglia Versus Zuckerberg for Stake in Facebook

Ceglia Versus Zuckerberg for Stake in Facebook

It has been said and dragged through the mud that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea of Facebook from his college buddies; even the movie “The Social Network” depicted such. Many think it’s true that he should split the value among those who created Facebook, but Mark has denied and dismissed these claims. On Monday, Mark […]

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StumbleUpon Shares Serving Up Trojans

StumbleUpon Shares Serving Up Trojans

Over the weekend, I noticed that some pages being shared on the social network StumbleUpon have malicious code. The sites distribute a Trojan which installs a rogue anti-virus program without the user’s knowledge or consent. Once installed, the user will be alerted with false threats on the computer. In order to remove these false threats, […]

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