Archive for May, 2010
The new attack comes in the form of a post from a friend saying: "This is without doubt the sexiest video ever!". The post also has a thumbnail showing a girl riding an exercise bike in a short skirt.
By clicking on the post to see it, you are sent to a site that explains you do not have the appropriate software to view the video. If you happen to install the “correct software”, you are actually installing adware on your computer. This adware will display annoying advertisements on your computer.
What You Need To Do:
- Do not click on any video with More >
Everyone will have to buy a computer sooner or later. That is the nature of technology…it keeps improving and gets outdated quickly; not to mention having to buy a new computer because your old one just flat out breaks with no warning. The chances of any one person having to buy a new computer in the next 3 years is very likely.
I have had many people ask me what kind of computer they should buy. There is no simple answer to that question, but I have put together some guidelines to make sure you are getting all the essentials that More >
A new threat has been discovered that is spreading rapidly though email. The email includes a message that asks the user to test their computer to see if it will be able to run Windows 7.
The email contains a .zip file which has the “Windows Upgrade Advisor” inside. If you run the program what you will actually get is a Trojan that steals passwords from your computer as well as other important information.
The Trojan will also open a backdoor to allow the download of other malicious software.
What You Need to Do:
- Do not open emails from people or organizations you do More >
So, you have your anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware installed. You have a hardware firewall on your router. You computer is fully updated to prevent zero-day attacks. You keep your wallet chained to you at all times and never leave your credit cards anywhere. You shred ALL your important papers and documents and store the ones you can’t shred in a locked safe. Your identity is safe…right? Think again.
Just when you thought you knew all the ways thieves steal your information, something pops up that takes us all by surprise. Copy machines. That’s right, copy machines are your new threat. Since More >
It seems like over the years we have to buy new computers to keep up with the changing technology in our world. It’s actually quite nice to always have a new machine; the problem with getting a new computer is that you have to figure out what to do with the old one. If you are like me, then you end up with old computers in your basement just taking up space.
Should you just throw it away? No! There are actually a few general laws that state that you shouldn’t just throw out your old electronics because they can be More >