Archive for May, 2011

Free Annual Credit Report Scams

Free Annual Credit Report Scams

There’s only one authorized source for Free Annual Credit Reports by law and that’s AnnualCreditReport.com. If you come across any unsolicited email about free credit reports, you should delete the email or mark it as spam. Any sites that offer free credit reports, that aren’t authorized, are scams. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has received […]

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How to Improve Your Company’s Productivity with WiMAX

How to Improve Your Company’s Productivity with WiMAX

WiMAX, which is a short form for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is another means of transmitting information over significant distances, and the current revision is programmed to provide a connection speed of up to 40 megabytes in a second. This form of internet connection has proved to be more useful in the internet world […]

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WordPress 3.1.3 Adds Improved Security

WordPress 3.1.3 Adds Improved Security

WordPress just released their latest open source version 3.1.3 yesterday, and this new update has several added security improvements. If you haven’t upgraded, please do so, but backup your WordPress before upgrading to any newer versions. WordPress Added Security Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects. Improves file upload security on […]

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Beware of Malicious Email – “Easy and Affordable Handymen”

Beware of Malicious Email – “Easy and Affordable Handymen”

There’s an email (spam), claiming that you can search for “Easy and Affordable Handymen” for any job. If the recipient clicks on any links in the email, the link takes you to a malicious site that could infect your computer with harmful viruses, Trojans and or spyware. The link in the email goes to (http://www.wjadserver.com) […]

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Why Free WordPress Templates Can Be Dangerous

Why Free WordPress Templates Can Be Dangerous

I like free, but I also like my privacy and protection against dubious tricks and hidden nooks. There are many sites that offer Free Premium WordPress Templates, but what you may not know is that some of these sites have hidden code within these templates that are malicious. In some templates, you will find links […]

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Beware of the $100 Subway Gift Card Scam

Beware of the $100 Subway Gift Card Scam

There’s an email claiming that in order to receive a $100 Subway Gift Card, you will need to fill out a survey. This is a phishing scam trying to obtain personal information and selling the information to other 3rd party marketing firms in order to distribute other scams in the selling of fraudulent products and […]

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Facebook Safer with Web of Trust

Facebook Safer with Web of Trust

Facebook and WOT (Web of Trust) go together like peanut butter and jelly. The WOT Firefox and Internet Explorer add-on can help you stay safer from the dangers on Facebook. We all love to share links on Facebook with our friends and family, but sometimes we don’t know the dangers of what we are sharing […]

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Chase Bank Security Recognition Scam

Chase Bank Security Recognition Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Chase Bank, claims that some customers no longer have access to their online account due to a server upgrade. This email is not from Chase! It’s a scam and its purpose is to steal bank account login details and other personal information from bank customers. Delete this email […]

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Facebook The Cyber Criminals Network

Facebook The Cyber Criminals Network

The social network giant continues to be targeted by cyber criminals and there’s no evidence on how Facebook will defend against such attacks. One of my biggest concerns is the amount of scams that are displayed via ads on Facebook. When will Facebook start moderating who advertises on their network? Facebook needs to protect its […]

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FedEx Email Comes with Malicious Attachment

FedEx Email Comes with Malicious Attachment

There’s an email purporting to be from Federal Express, claiming that a parcel was sent to your home address and it will arrive within 5 business days. There’s an attachment in the email for the recipient to obtain more information and the parcels tracking number. This email is not from FedEx and do not open […]

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Why Physical Security is Not Enough

Why Physical Security is Not Enough

Physical Security can prevent unauthorized personnel and attackers from accessing a building, facility, resource, or personal information. Many terrorist attacks target crowded public assessable areas and not so much inside a building or facility. We all need to keep a closer eye on our surroundings to protect us from a possible attack. The death of […]

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Best SEO WordPress Plug-in

Best SEO WordPress Plug-in

I have used the All in One SEO plug-in for WordPress for a long time, but I found that SEO Ultimate has a greater feature set and it eliminates duplicate content by implementing canonical URLs. What is a Canonical URL? The Canonical URL tag attribute is like a 301 redirect without redirecting visitors to a […]

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