Archive for February, 2010
According to Internet security firm NetWitness, a new botnet has hit more than 75,000 computers in 2,500 organizations around the world. If your computer is infected with the Zeus Trojan, then welcome to the Kneber botnet. You are part of a massive network of computers being controlled by hackers.
So how do you know if you are a part of Kneber? In most cases, you don’t. If you are a lucky computer user who has the INVISUS service, you can rest a bit easier than most. With the professional grade security software and UNLIMITED support from your team of technicians, you More >
I would like to talk about a story that hit locally. It concerns a growing trend in “Skimming”. Just the other day a device that records credit card and debit card information was found in a 7-Eleven gas pump. Authorities say the device could have been there for over 60 days.
What is even more disturbing is that someone would have had to take the gas pump apart to hide the device inside where it was found. Investigators say that the management and employees were not involved. So how did this person do this without having record of it in the More >
I get it. I know how much of a hassle it can be to use a different password for everything you do. You have banking passwords, email passwords, forum passwords, blog passwords, computer logon passwords – the list can go on forever. Just about everything has a password.
If you are one of those who uses the same password for everything, I know you’re out there, let me plead my case about its dangers and ask you to make one simple change to get you on the path to better security practices.
A new study by Trusteer, an online security firm, reports More >
Last week I opened up my email to find a message from the IRS about my taxes this year. I was very pleased with what they had to say. They told me that because of some recent changes to President Obama’s policies, I needed to fill out the proper form to receive extra tax benefits before I file this year.
They quoted a very nice amount of money I could get back. Then they had a link for me to click on that required me to fill in some very confidential information.
In this economy, it would be easy for any one More >
By falling for the “419″ scams. I wrote in a previous post about how trusting adults are on the internet. Now I have some numbers to share with you on the subject. According to Ultrascan, a Dutch company, $9.3 billion was lost due to “419″ scams that originated from 152 countries (the majority of the scams came from Nigeria). You might think that the numbers may be declining because people are becoming more aware of scams, but this is not so. Sadly, the numbers increased from 2008 meaning we are not learning from our mistakes. In 2008 the loss stood More >