Have you left the house without your mobile phone – only to be a wreck until you were reunited with it later on? I have a deep seated fear of losing my phone, or being apart from it. I always joke about it, but apparently I’m not alone, and there’s a name for it: Nomophobia.
There’s another scam circulating on Facebook – this time, it’s something near and dear to my heart: shoes. Not just any shoes either, but those cute TOMS everyone is wearing this Spring. Sigh. Anyway, you may have seen this scam already. It works in the same way some of the other recent gift card scams operate.
When I first heard the rumblings of employers requiring their applicants to provide their Facebook passwords, I thought surely this must be few and far between. I mean really. What is the motivation? What are they looking for – dirt on you that they can use against you? It’s such an utter invasion of privacy I was surprised that instead of the rumbling going quietly away, it grew louder as more and more companies began asking for passwords as well.
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing sites…ever. According to msnbc.com’s Athima Chansanchai, traffic grew “40-fold in 2011’s last six months”. It didn’t take long for cybercriminals to decide they wanted in on some of the action themselves – phishing attempts are already cropping up on the site.
We’ve all seen bad behavior on Facebook. Most of the time, it’s from the younger set – kids who haven’t quite realized yet that anything they post online never really goes away, it’s always floating around in cyberspace somewhere. That they need to be very careful about what they post.
It’s not the most exciting holiday I can think of to celebrate, but the intentions are certainly good. February 1 is set aside so we have another opportunity to stress how very important it is to keep your passwords long and strong and frequently changed up.
Some couples in love share everything — from food off each other’s plates to toothbrushes (ugh), and apparently even their passwords. A friend of mine just ended a relationship that had a disastrous event that could have easily been prevented. His ex logged into his Facebook account and posted all sorts of nasty things — posing as him.
If you haven’t heard the buzz about ultrabooks yet, it’s about to start. The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas was all about them – and they’re being touted as one of the next new things sure to be a big hit in the upcoming year.
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.