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Monday, December 26, 2011

Apple Ipad users targeted by Phisher scam artists

Seems not even apple users are immune to virus programs which normally target windows users. As you know most people will be reciving or have recieved Ipads underneath the Christmas tree. An email going around targeting those user telling them to click a link to fix or update on their account.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Holiday Scams

As you know most of my articles have been centered around scams that happen online but as you know holiday shopping for this coming Sunday is getting close.

So here are a few tips as you would be shoppers handle the jungle of finding a parking but also dealing with rude people as you try to find that gift as if you were Indiana Jones looking for that lost relic.

1) If your car does not have tint now is the time to get it. As you know would be thieves will be looking at different cars to see what they can take. Especially car radios.

2) Don't leave your iPhone or cell phone for the matter charging while you are at an Italian restaurant. A few days ago a friend of mine who works at a restaurant told me that one of their customers had their window broken so that they could get to the phone.

More tips on the next blog post remember to revisit the Scam and Spam blog for update.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Like Jacking on Facebook Videos mostly

A while back a friend of mine told me that she saw a video on her profile which one of her friends had placed on her facebook wall. The facebook wall is basically where one can post coments on whats going on with that person or a friend can place suggestions, comments, videos and so on.

But what was strange about the posting on my friends moms wall was that the video seemed out of characteristic from what her other friend normally post. It was a fake video which was linked to what is called a posion site. The video encourages a user to click the video which in turn infects the computer users computer.

So what does the like jacking have to do. Well what happens is that when you click the video it clicks a like on that video so people will assume you like that video so in return it encourages people to click the video to see what the fuss is all about.

So in essence by clicking the video your computer get infected so there is a possibility your profile could get compromised.

If something like this happens make sure to change your facebook password right away. Make sure your facebook and your email passwords are different from one another.

This will make it easier to fix your facebook. Run Malwarebyes since most antivirus programs may not find it.

Surf safe.