We have all heard the “Buyer Beware” expression for retail shopping…but it is even more applicable for online shopping.
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…
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. …
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.
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).
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.
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.
Do be careful dear chicas while trolling through your Facebook page. People (myself included) tend to trust links sent to us from friends and mindlessly click on items of interest – only to fall prey to the hack of the day.
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.
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 …