Saturday, January 19, 2013

Tech Goals for 2013

 Its 2013, a time for new changes. One of the changes you may have to make is to your security setup. So to kick off 2013 lets talk about some goals you should set for yourself this year.

 1.  Keep all your software up to date.

  Out dated software is just sitting there waiting to be used for malcious purposes. Set a goal for yourself to keep all your software updated this year. It could help to use Windows update or tools like Rising PC Doctor to help aid you as you keep all your software updated.

 2. Backup your files on a regular basis

  Data loss is a very common thing. So backup your data on a regular basis. Not just your pc. Many people got tablets and similar tech for Christmas. Backup this data also. You have just a big of chance of losing tablet data as you do PC data.

 3. Embrace the cloud

 Cloud Tech is growing, and if your not into the cloud i recommend giving it a shot. Backing up notes to cloud tools such as Evernote can be great! Never have to worry about losing paper notes again

 4. Keep your antivirus software updated!

  An antivirus software is only as good as its last update. So many people put off updating their antivirus software. Make sure you keep it updated with the latest engine and database updates

Saturday, November 17, 2012

McAfee Founder a wanted man

 McAfee is a common name in the antivirus market and you most likely have ran into the product before. McAfee has a pretty good chunk of the antivirus market from what I have ran into on different machines and stuff. Now their founder is a wanted man on charged of murder. I highly recommend you take a watch of this video to hear all about it 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Dearest BestBuy Memer

 "Dearest BestBuy member..."

 That was the text of a text message I got this week claiming I had won 1000 dollars from best buy and all I had to do was fill out the survey. Almost all the lines of my account also received that text.I highly recommend you delete that text if you got it and do not click the link. Its 99% most likely a scam and you should not give any personal details up.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Spam Malware stories

 Its always nice to get Spam Malware with people wanting to put money in my bank account. Normally its just its a long lost relative but this is a nice new one with a different twist. Here is the message I got:

My Dearest One,
I hope that I am not embarrassing you with this mail because you did not expect it or know me before. But kindly rest assured that I have irresistible urge to write it believe me, the mail is an indication of love for you and happiness I shall always wish you to help me secure my inheritance. I am Miss Stella Akos Maroun. 21 years old and the only Daughter of late Mr and Mrs. Johnson Maroun  the former president of Cote D'Ivorian chambers of Cocoa & Coffee Dealers Association.
My late father was very wealthy cocoa & coffee dealer my mother died ten years ago and my father was poisoned to death by his political members .before his death my father told me that he made the next of kin of a money, he deposited the sum of $18.5million us dollars only. In the security company here in Accra Ghana where I am presently seeking asylum under the United Nations High Commission for the Refugee herein Accra Ghana.
I went to the Security Company and confirm that my father really make me the next kin of this money, Now I want to transfer the money into your account in your country because the people that killed my father is after my life now to make sure that our family are drastically wiped off .infect as I am writing to you now I am in hiding here.please if you can help to save my life and transfer this money to your account, i will like you to be polite to the Security Company of deposit outfit.
I am deeply interested to offer to you 15% from the total money that is involved for transferring the money into your own designated account again i will handle this money over to you to invest it for me wisely ,as you know , this is the highest confidence and trust any person can repose on the other especially when it is considered that we did not know ourselves before then you are expected to display high degree of maturity sensible , responsibility, and understanding in handling this information so that our family enemies will not know that I am around .In getting me through your information’s. Please i want this transfer to be done as soon as possible because of my condition.
I will give you every details about the Security Company here in Ghana for the transfer to carry on to your account. After you have indicated your interest and willingness to help me out of this problem to secure the money for a proper investment in your country, while i continue my education. Please write to me as fast as to acknowledge this mail and thanks in anticipation. For the confidentiality of this transaction please strictly reply me through my direct email: (edited out) for more details (is very important) i wish compliment of the season and good luck for me coming to you i hope you will not betray me in this transaction.
Remain Bless In the Lord.
Best Regards

 To be honest this note made me laugh out loud, if you get spam messages like this ignore it and do not give away any bank information. Your not going to get millions of bucks with something like this. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Goodbye Blue Facebook...Hellow Pink Facebook!

W0W! HeIIo PlNK facebook !!! and goodbye blue facebook! You can now switch your facebook C0L0r and themez to 8 different C0l0rs thanks to the fb developer team! Get yours her:  

 You may have noticed this message or a variant of it going through your facebook. As have I personally noticed being posted over and over again. I am sorry to tell you that Facebook is not adding themes. This is a scam message so do not click on the message at all. You can not change what color your facebook is and you can not change what theme it is. So please avoid that message and inform your friends that its a scam.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Watch out for Olympic themed malware

 The Olympics are here! That means the malware authors are on the hunt for unsuspecting Olympic news seekers. So for the upcoming weeks make sure you watch what you click on when seeking Olympic news. I have already seen reports of people clicking on Olympic news only to lead to a page infected with the BlackHole exploit kit. Malware authors love targeting popular events so be safe while searching.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Thousands may lose internet on Monday

 Sunday is the deadline of cleaning up your machine of a variant of the DNSChanger malware for its server shall be shut down Monday kicking thousands off of the internet. The FBI estimates about 277,000 machines are still infected with about 64,0000 being here in the USA. Its also reported about 50 fortune 500 companies still have the infection on their network.

 The number of machines infected continues to drop thanks to the support of the internet community. For an example Facebook has been warning people since June that their machine is infected and that eventually they would be cut off from the internet. Popular search engine Google has also been informing users that their machines seem to be infected.

 So what should you do to make sure you don't lose your internet Monday? McAfee has setup a website which allows you to test if your machine has the infection. Please dont't wait check your machine now. Its better to be safe then lose your internet connection on Monday.