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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Android spam

I recently got an invite on my phone a few months back and it was requesting to contact me. I didn't know what the message was so I declined it. I did further research and apparently it was a sex ad trying to get me to click a link or at least sending me a request to click a link to see some type of advertisement.

Make sure you have your gmail on off as far as your talk messager.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Yahoo Friend Request Scam on Messenger

I was on my yahoo messager a few weeks back when I've been getting requests from people over messanger asking to add me as their friend.

So how the scam works. You will get a request from a bot who will send you a friend request on the in messager that Yahoo has built into their email system. When you click the add as friend it adds the bots email to your system. So what does this mean? No matter if you hit the spam button it will still go to your inbox folder because you have that bots email in your safe email folder.

So if your wondering why you keep getting the same message from a spam even after hitting spam block thats what is happening.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

25 Worst Passwords of 2011

You know one of the easiest way a hacker can gain access is using weak keywords. If you seen the movie hackers you know some of them already. God, Love and I can't remember the other one but yahoo had a list of some of the most common weak passwords used.

25 bad passwords not to use article.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Web Cramming or better known as free websites that bill you.

This was an interesting one I found while surfing the next which is called web cramming. You may not know the term but I'm sure you have seen these online where you enter in your phone number to get to the website information.

The way the scam works is you enter in your information and you hit go. Your phone is sent a text and if you accept you get billed. The problem is getting off the billing system. Remember your phone can be billed so any site asking for your cell number beware.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

What is Phishing?

Phishing in general is a way for a hacker to pose using an electronic medium such an email, facebook message to pose as a real entity such as your local bank or your facebook account.

Normally these type of phishing attempts will ask you to click a link to login your account to change your password. You can spot a phishing email by hovering your mouse over the link and on the bottom right of your browser it will tell you where think link will take you. Chances are the site its pointing to is a dummy site which looks and feels like the account you are trying to access.

Prevention from phishing scams:
The easiest way to safe guard yourself from phishing scams is any email asking you to click a link to change or see something from the potential site, you will want to open a new browser window go to the url such as if the message is coming from facebook. Login as normal and if you see the alert message then your safe.

Any bank will never ask for personal information by clicking a link. Phishing in general is really a way to see what people are easily fooled to click the link. Which is how they catch their phish. lol be safe and don't be a phish.

Friday, November 04, 2011

Check Scams and how they work

I remember about a year ago a friend of mine showed me a check she had received in the mail. The check looked credible. Needless to say the check said it was in the amount for 600 dollars which said it was owed to her. After doing a search online we discovered it was a fake check. Easiest way to find out of a check is real or not is to do a search on the bank that the check is from to insure its a real account. Sometime scam artist will want to ask you for some of the money in which is a stolen account.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Fake Ipod knock offs beware this Christmas

Interesting article on Ipads for those looking to  get a deal. Be careful when your looking at auction sites since they may be selling you a knock off ipad. My best advice stick to the retail stores more pricier but at least you know your getting the real deal. Which reminds me I hate Ebay to much junk.

Found the article on yahoo which talks more in depth on knock off ipads.