Tag Archives: Threats

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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Five Myths About Cybersecurity

A short read on a few myths surrounding your safety and security while online.  The bottom line is that you are responsible for your own safety and your own security.  Government can do things to help, but the effectiveness of … Continue reading

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Wireless Cybercriminals Target Clueless Vacationers – Science News | Science & Technology | Technology News – FOXNews.com

I’ve fallen into this bad habit on occasion as well.  The laptop is handy, I just need to check a few emails…I wonder if there is wifi available here…lucky me, I’m getting a pretty good signal… Take heed, just because … Continue reading

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