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Sunday, June 19, 2011

My friends facebook account was hacked? How to prevent it.

A few days ago my friends facebook was compromised.  He told me that someone was putting perverted messages on his facebook wall. So he told everyone he would be creating a new facebook account so he can get back in track. I told him he did not have to go through all that trouble. After asking a few questions it seems that this is the second time this has happened to him.

I told him that he does not have to create a new account. He can simply do a few things. One he can create a new email account just for his facebook. This way if the would be hacker knows his email address that is linked to his account he will not be able to relog back into the page. Or create a good password for both his facebook and his email account. Meaning your password must consist of upper and lowercase letters possibly symbols ect.

In the next post I will post other things to do to secure your facebook page and your computer.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Donald Lapre busted for scams

If your the late night owl then I'm sure you have seen some of Donald Lapre's infomercials on how to make money online and get rich. Lapre is known as the pitch man but mostly known as the kind of infomercials.  I remember many years ago he had a package of videos and books that he promised if you placed these advertisements in the newspaper you would make 10's of thousands of dollars. At the time my friend bought the books and audio books only to find it a big dissspointment. You guessed it. It was the donkey and the carrot stick trick. Once you got the package it asked you to buy more services.

The thing I hate about these turn key work from home is they aren't really turn key. By the time you see any money you have already spent 1000 dollars if not more.

I'm glad he got caught.
Anyway the link is on top if you want to read more about Lapre getting charged.