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the JoshMeister on Security: How to Preview Shortened URLs (TinyURL, bit.ly, is.gd, and more)

On many social networks, it’s a common practice to use shortened redirect URLs rather than linking directly to the (often much longer) original URL of a page. This is especially common when character limits are imposed, such as Twitter’s 140 … Continue reading

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Malware Threatens to Sue BitTorrent Downloaders

Peer-to-peer file sharing is a major source of viruses, trojans, and other malware.  On service calls, I’ve frequently found Limewire downloads or Torrents that served as the entry point for malicious software. Be careful where you download from and be … Continue reading

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Be Cautious With 2010 Census Workers

My hope is that most of you have already seen this information but it’s worth a repeat as we roll into 2010… “The big question is – how do you tell the difference between a U.S. Census worker and a … Continue reading

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