Tag Archives: Security

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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N.Y. Firm Faces Bankruptcy from $164,000 E-Banking Loss — Krebs on Security

While it’s true that viruses are a nuisance, there are cases where it becomes criminal in the extreme. The article below discusses a case where a business person was using her computer as she normally would for online banking.  She … Continue reading

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Would You Have Spotted the Fraud? — Krebs on Security

Card skimmers, in some respects, are rather impressive devices.  Designed to be invisible, they can be installed by criminals on ATMs, gas pumps, or essentially anything else with a card slot.  The principle is easy…your card gets scanned when you … Continue reading

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