Tag Archives: WOT

Resurrecting a Virus Variant

Resurrecting a Virus Variant

Many viruses are re-engineered into other versions or variants from the original infection. Many of us feel protected by our security programs, but in all reality, they only protect what’s known. The zero day exploits are viruses that morph into a behemoth of panic and confusion. There’s no sure thing and the only defense is […]

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Link Safety Checkers

Link Safety Checkers

There are resources available that will give indications about a link’s safety, but not all link safety guides are based on the same criteria, and if any one of them is treated without knowing how it works, what criteria it uses, and what its ratings mean, you are likely to misinterpret the results.  IOW, when […]

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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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Cyber Criminals Armed and Dangerous for 2011

Cyber Criminals Armed and Dangerous for 2011

Cyber crime continues to grow at an alarming rate and in 2010 this proved to be very true with all the security breaches, exploits and viruses. What could we expect in 2011? You can bet that many scammers and criminals are already orchestrating their next attacks and most of these will be in the social […]

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Phishing You Becomes Easy

Phishing You Becomes Easy

Phishing is the most popular form of fraud that aims to dupe victims into believing they are at a trusted Web site such as their bank or an online retailer. In fact, the victim is redirected to a bogus Web site that intends to steal their identity and steal their financial resources. If you think […]

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Searching Virus Removal Can Lead to Bigger Problems

Searching Virus Removal Can Lead to Bigger Problems

We tend to trust well known companies such as Google and Yahoo, but sometimes these search giants serve up some alarming links in search results. There are many users who use search to find out information, but if a user types in “Security Tool Removal,” they are served up dangerous links that go to malicious […]

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Web of Trust – Never Surf the Web without it!

Web of Trust – Never Surf the Web without it!

WOT (Web of Trust) has a community made up of security conscious people who have rated 28,761,721 websites, that’s millions. They’re your eyes and advisory against security risks. My friend g7w would call it “WOT Services Ltd. – gives us safety through Web of Trust and WOT Community – gives us security through unity.” I […]

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Why Security Software is Not Full Proof

Why Security Software is Not Full Proof

It’s a known fact that the men in white can’t keep up with the onslaught of attacks by hackers and cyber criminals. If you think you have the tools to defend against the best offensive line for attacks, think again. There are malicious websites and zero-day (or zero-hour or day zero) attacks or threats. A […]

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