Archive for June, 2011

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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Citibank Hacked – Time to Stuff the Mattress

Citibank Hacked – Time to Stuff the Mattress

Is it time to declare anarchy of sorts by taking our hard earned money from the bank and stuffing it in our mattresses? Today, more and more banks are being targeted by cyber crimnals and there is no end in sight. You can bet that Citibank is now back peddling because of their recent attack […]

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Lightning Damage and Your PC

Lightning Damage and Your PC

Strong storms have been sweeping across the nation this spring season.  Many storms are a simple nuisance, but when lightning strikes utter disaster can happen. Lightning damage doesn’t just affect the structure of a person’s home, but it can also seriously mess with some of your favorite and most reliable electronics. Is your PC safe? […]

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Security Tool Virus Clones Alive and Well

Security Tool Virus Clones Alive and Well

Since October 2009, there have been many variations of Security Tool, also known by security experts as Security Tool Virus. This Trojan has exploited more than a million computers, but no one knows for sure what the exact number is for total computers infected. Everyday a new bogus antivirus and or security application is released. […]

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Facebook Lottery Scam

Facebook Lottery Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from Facebook, claiming that the recipient has won a cash prize of $900,000.00 USD. The email is a phishing scam where the sender is looking to obtain personal information to be used for other illegal activities. This is one of the worst scams I have seen in quite some […]

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