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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Identity Theft prevention

I found this site of interest on Identity theft. It is government website. Check it out. Plenty of tips on theft prevention.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Phishing accounts

Gone Phishing

If you’re a frequent user of myspace then I’m sure you have had a friend who has had their account phished. At least I know of 2 people who fell victim to phishing exploits.

Phishing is a way a hacker uses a link or a clickable graphic to take you to a site that looks similar to myspace. You can normally tell your not on the myspace page when you see the html address on the bottom that does not look like whatever ect.

What the fake site does is collect your user name and password so that later they are able to access your account and change or put information on peoples comment pages. Some techies call this social engineering. Which is a way of having who you think is your friend click on that same page to access their account.

To combat this upgrade to the newest internet explorer or just use firefox all together. That’s my preference.

Most phishing site links will ask you to click on a free ringtone which is the common one.

If for some reason you feel that you went to a site that may be a phished link. No worry. X out your browser, go to the url your going to and change your password out.

By the way if you feel your friend's account has been phished make sure you email them or call them to let them know to change their password.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Check Rebate

If your like me, I'm sure you have questions on what are the guidelines to the rebate we will be getting this year. This morning I was on yahoo and found an article that has a questions and answers to some of the questions may or may not have. Check it out.

Its from the yahoo website.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Income Tax Check Scam

Soon we will be getting a check from the government of 600 or more as a rebate. As good as this check is, spells opportunity for scam artist. The latest scam is a letter that looks like a check rebate. The difference is that the check will ask you to call to verify your information such as social security ect.

Remember this rebate will not require for you to verify any type of information. If you do receive this type of scam letter please contact the local authorities so this way they will be able to track where the letter is coming from.

Thanks for reading. Be safe.