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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Email Spam messages

A few weeks ago my girl friend got a message from Sprint asking her to change some information she had on her account.

What drew a red flag on this message was the fact that sprint was spelled with an ! at the end.

What I also noticed was that the email message link was directed to another website.

You can do this easily by hovering your mouse pointer on the link and at the bottom left you will see where that link is pointing to.

If you read my past emails. Anytime you get an email like this and you suspect something always close out of that email and open a new window and type in the direct url to log in if changes need to be made.

Chances are that specific company will have an alert on their account for any changes you need to make on your end.

Email safe and don't click those links if you suspect differently.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Which web Browser to use.

I get this question from time to time. Which web browser is the safest to use and why?

As everyone knows Internet explorer is a well sought out target for hackers. Mostly because many hackers know the programming logic on how to compromise the browser with a malware virus.

Personally I recommend Mozlla firefox. What I like about the software first is that there are many programmers looking to see what the weakness is within the software. And most of the time an update happens as soon as you open the browser. Explorer on the other hand it takes a while to even get the updates to fix any patches that may be wrong with the software.

Mozilla firefox has a phishing feature that tells you when you do a keyword search if the site may have spyware or some type of virus. Which I feel is a nice feature especially when it comes to online security.

Anyway thats just my 2 cents on what browser to use. I'm not saying its the safest browser to use but its less of a target when it comes to hackers.