LOL! Is This Your New Profile Pic?

You’ve been working all day, and you’re tired.  You get a call from your best friend in high school, and she wants to “talk to you on the computer.”  Tired, you start Skype and the below IM pops up:

You know that you haven’t changed your profile pic, but you half-read the message and click the link anyway.  Big mistake.  Skype ...

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Web Browsers: The War Wages On

Most people are so immersed in the tablet and smartphone wars, but there is still an age-old battle waging – The Battle of the Web Browsers.  For many years, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer was on top and seemed to be the king of the hill.   While that is still true, Mozilla’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome browser were in a tooth and nail battle to see who would capture the 2nd best title for the month of September.  Firefox was the victor ...

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Apple Treats Us to the iPhone 5

The non-fruit company didn’t disappoint (most) when it unveiled its newest product to its iOS-powered family – iPhone5.  With the tagline “The Biggest Thing to Happen to iPhone Since iPhone,”  the phone definitely is fitting into the “big” category as one of the latest additions to the smartphone is a larger display and an overall increase in the length of the phone.  Maybe the iPhone felt small compared to is beefy Android counterparts, so Apple decided to do ...

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Protect Yourself from Smishing

We know what you’re thinking.  NOW, they decide to add a name to this crazed hacking attempt that is starting to spread like wildfire to a mobile phone near you.  With names like “iPhone” and “Android” becoming common chatter everywhere, smishing was bound to happen.

What is Smishing?

Smishing is very similar to phishing, but the scams result via SMS text messages that can be delivered to your mobile phone.

How Do I Spot a Smishing Text Message?

You’ll receive an SMS message ...

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The Reveton Virus: What You Need to Know

Staying safe on the Internet is a never-ending battle as there has been an increase in reports about a new online threat called the Reveton virus. Also known as the FBI Moneypak virus, a screen displays with a message that looks as if it was sent from the FBI (or possibly another law enforcement agency). The message on the screen uses scare tactics to make the user believe that he/she has performed some type of illegal action, such as a ...

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Facebook Children’s Charity Scam

If you’re like most people, you use Facebook in some form, and cybercriminals know this. The latest scam to erupt onto the social media network is a variant of the Citadel malware that pulls at users’ heart strings by asking that they donate money to a charity to help sick children.

Once the malware finds its way onto your computer, it overrides your current Facebook session and delivers a pop-up requesting that you donate to the cause. Any information you enter ...

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Test for DNS Changer Virus

The bad news first.  Tired of viruses and trojans?  Well, rest up because the DNS Changer virus is out there and has infected millions of computers worldwide with half a million right here in the U.S.  The virus was designed to change how PCs find websites so that when a Web address is typed into a browser, the website that you believe you’re heading to is actually redirected to servers that are operated by hackers.

Wait…there’s good news.  The FBI found ...

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