Archive for June, 2011

WordPress 3.1.4 Addresses Security Issues

WordPress 3.1.4 Addresses Security Issues

One good reason to update your WordPress installation to 3.1.4 is the security fixes in this release. WordPress 3.1.4 addresses a security vulnerability that could allow a malicious editor-level user to gain further access to the site. In addition to security fixes, there are a number of other fixes in this latest release from WordPress. […]

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Will Google+ Strike Out?

Will Google+ Strike Out?

First it was Google Buzz, and last August it was Google Wave and now Google+ (Plus). Google the leader in search holds two-thirds of the U.S. market in search and now it is trying once again to compete with the largest social network – Facebook. Will Google strikeout or is three the charm? What makes […]

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Blagojevich Guilty – Casey Anthony Next

Blagojevich Guilty – Casey Anthony Next

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich found guilty in corruption trial on almost all counts. The sad part of this whole trial is the wasted money that was spent on this case and the one before it. Rod Blagojevich is the fourth Illinois governor to be convicted of crimes, not a good track record for a […]

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IRS Notification Scam

IRS Notification Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from the IRS, claiming that “We received your tax return. However, we are unable to process the return.” I already received my tax return back in February so right away I knew this was a phishing scam. If you read the entire email you will notice spelling and grammar […]

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Scareware Ring Nabbed by Feds

Scareware Ring Nabbed by Feds

The feds stepped up and nabbed a ring of scareware distributors who made millions of dollars distributing their scareware, also known as FAKE Antivirus. This is great news, but will it totally eliminate this form of online scams? The likelihood that this group or ring is the sole organization that distributes scareware is highly unlikely, […]

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Hacking Groups LulzSec and Anonymous Join Forces

Hacking Groups LulzSec and Anonymous Join Forces

These two hacking organizations have made posts on Twitter that they’ve joined forces. This could be one of the largest and most dangerous hacking organizations on the internet today. LulzSec (Lulz Security) and the group Anonymous took down the UK police web site as part of “Operation Anti-Security” on Monday. Anonymous made a post on […]

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Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan

Lady Gaga Music Download comes with Trojan

I recently clicked on a shared link on one of the popular social networks and before I could put the brakes on, it was nasty! I am not a fan of Lady Gaga and the link didn’t indicate who the music was by, but it did have this little bait message. “You got to listen […]

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Tango Down – Lulz Takes Down CIA

Tango Down – Lulz Takes Down CIA

I am not praising anyone here, but to breach the CIA web site is just one more notch in this hacker group’s belt. It amazes me that they have breached so many well known companies. The Lulz group certainly provided enough evidence that they’re capable of anything when it comes to online breaches. You would […]

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Beware of Government Grant Phishing Scam

Beware of Government Grant Phishing Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from the U.S. Government, claiming to offer grants by filling out an unsecured form to gain access to view available grants. The site is a fake grant site to phish personal information from people who fall victim to the scam. The web site (http://usfinanceresource.com) has no affiliation to the […]

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LulzSec Hacker Group On a Roll!

LulzSec Hacker Group On a Roll!

In the past couple of weeks, the so-called LulzSec (Lulz Security) group has breached a number of popular sites and brands, such as; Sony, PBS, FBI Security Affiliate and British National Health Services. They’re still going strong, and this time they hacked into the U.S. Senate, issuing on its own site a small sample of […]

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Is Your Computer Cool?

Is Your Computer Cool?

If your computer has clogged vents and fans choked by dust, your computer can overheat. These parts are vital just like the coolant in your car that keeps it from overheating. The vents and fans keep moving air in and out of your computer, but they both collect dust over time. Many people use canned […]

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Beware of Victoria’s Secret Survey Scam

Beware of Victoria’s Secret Survey Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Victoria’s Secret, claiming that if you take the online survey your next purchase at Victoria’s Secret is absolutely FREE* (up to $1,000). This sounds too good to be true, and it is. This is a scam to get recipients to click on the link embedded in the email. […]

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