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Fake virus scan pop-ups

I don’t normally write a lot about specific computer-related issues, mostly because I don’t have the technical chops to really get into a lot of detail. However, there is something I feel needs to be...

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How to avoid spyware and adware

I’ve said before that I don’t have the tech chops to get into an extremely detailed description of computer security issues, but I think its important to at least understand the basics. The minutiae of...

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More information about fake virus scan pop-ups: what the FTC has to say

Today I was checking out some articles at FTC.gov, and I came across a good one called “Free Security Scan Could Cost Time and Money.” The article dates back to December 2008, but it’s still relevant....

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Facebook IQ Tests: Yes, they’re a rip-off

I did a couple presentations to some eighth graders this past Monday on the topic of common email scams like lottery and mystery shopper schemes, as well as having their parents check their credit...

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Video Dispatch: Twitter Phishing

Clicking links on Twitter can be hazardous. Fake links can lead to malware or sites designed to steal your password. Additionally, cybersquatters posing as your credit union or bank may attempt to get...

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Your biggest security vulnerability, according to the World’s Greatest Hacker

Kevin Mitnick was a hacker before hacking was even illegal. He was famous for having broken into the computer networks of some really large companies. He didn’t make a single dime from his activities;...

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