Angela Skinner Mullen

Another Great Valentine’s Present to Hint for…

Another Great Valentine’s Present to Hint for…

Sometimes you have to give your special someone a little nudge in the right direction. I mean…sometimes they need a wee bit of help in getting us what we want. For birthdays…Christmas…Valentine’s Day…

 

Eugenia Park

Homeland Security Warning: Uninstall Common Add-On

The United States Department of Homeland Security is urging people to be careful if they are running the browser add-on or computer programming language known as Java. It is installed by default on more than 850 million machines, and chances are, it is leaving your computer open to attack. The issue is so serious that, in a rare announcement, DHS is urging all users to uninstall the widespread plugin immediately. …

 

Angela Skinner Mullen

How to Protect Yourself Shopping Online During the Holidays

How to Protect Yourself Shopping Online During the Holidays

This is without a doubt my favorite time of year. Time to shop for my family, friends, and to be totally honest, myself! There are deals and cyber deals everywhere, just waiting for me to find them.

 

Angela Skinner Mullen

Facebook Bug Posting Private Messages on Timelines – Real or Hoax?

Facebook Bug Posting Private Messages on Timelines – Real or Hoax?

This week, there were many reports that Facebook had a new bug – one that was allowing old private (!) messages to be posted to ones Timeline. It was quickly dismissed as a hoax, but many more people insisted they were indeed affected.

 

Angela Skinner Mullen

Three Reasons Why You Need Anti-Malware Software

Three Reasons Why You Need Anti-Malware Software

Although most of us think that getting hacked won’t happen to us, it does happen. All the time. Sometimes it’s obvious – if you see your friend on Facebook posting odd things, you can give a shout out to her that her account has been compromised. Other times it’s more subtle – resulting in your personal information being stolen (along with your identity).

 

Angela Skinner Mullen

Justin Bieber Scam on Pinterest

Justin Bieber Scam on Pinterest

So you are going about your day, working, drinking coffee, Facebooking, drinking more coffee, Pinning (maybe this is just how I spend my days) — and you suddenly see on Pinterest a link that says “OMG I’ve Officially Seen it All! Exclusive J Bieber XX Tape!” Oh my.

 

Angela Skinner Mullen

Fake Angry Birds Space for Android Devices May Contain Malware

Fake Angry Birds Space for Android Devices May Contain Malware

Dear chicas, please do be careful where you are downloading your apps from for your Android devices. Recently there have been reports of fake versions of Angry Birds Space being downloaded with devastating results.

 

Angela Skinner Mullen

QR Codes Could Contain Malware

QR Codes Could Contain Malware

QR codes have been around a while, but suddenly seem to be popping up everywhere. Posters. Magazines. Yesterday I found a sticker on my banana for the new Chipmunk movie – ChipWrecked. With a QR code on it. On my banana.

 

sarah

How To Shop Online Safely

How To Shop Online Safely

You’ve been eyeing something all year long, and you finally have an excuse to buy it. It’s the holiday season — and at least in this house –it’s the season of buying and wrapping things I really want and putting them under the tree with my own name on it. Really, I can’t leave these things to other people, I’ll never get what I really want that way. In all …

 

Angela Skinner Mullen

Scam Alert — Justin Bieber Video on Facebook

Scam Alert — Justin Bieber Video on Facebook

Another day, another Facebook scam to be aware of. This time, it’s all about Justin Bieber: “Justin Bieber STABBED By CRAZED Fan Outside NightClub! OMG! NOOOO! Could YOU Even Imagine?!?” Let’s say you’re a bit bored, and decide to go ahead and click on the link to check it out. But there isn’t a video. Instead, you are asked to complete a survey, and given the opportunity to send the …