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See what a Digital Footprint can Reveal! Scary!

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SnapChat Pictures no longer Safe! Be warned!

Some time ago I wrote about SnapChat fast becoming the most downloaded app with a reputation for being sext-friendly! I hinted that teens may not use it just to post funny cat pics, and that they needed to think about where their pics may end up despite the company’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft Support Scam Still Going

18 months ago I wrote about a scam where callers purporting to be from Microsoft Support were ripping off Australians. The scam involved the scammer telling the victim to go into their system directory and delete a file. In doing … Continue reading

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25 Worst Passwords of 2011

SplashData CEO Morgan Slain urges businesses and consumers using any password on the list below to change them immediately. “Hackers can easily break into accounts by repeatedly trying common passwords,” Slain says. “Even though people are encouraged to select secure, … Continue reading

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Will November 5th be Facebook’s Armageddon?

A Hacktivist group Anonymous vows to “kill Facebook” on November 5, citing users’ lack of choice in privacy as its reason for the attack. The group of hackers has claimed participation in just about every recent notable hacking attack of this … Continue reading

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Osama Bin Laden Scam

When the World’s most wanted terrorist is tracked down and killed everyone wants to know all about it. The Americans have so far declined to release a photo proving the death of Osama Bin Laden. This is fuelling more interest … Continue reading

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No that is not Microsoft on the phone!

Last week two members of staff reported receiving calls from ‘The Windows Service Centre’ claiming that their PCs were generating malicious error messages out to the Internet. One staff member was immediately suspicious as he was at that moment in … Continue reading

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Firesheep Alert…Change FB settings immediately!

ATTENTION!!! A browser extension called Firesheep has made it especially easy for anyone sharing your open wireless network—at cafe or conference, for example—to pick up your credentials and freely access your account. One blogger sitting in a random New York Starbucks … Continue reading

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