Monthly Archives: April 2012

New Facebook Scam – Free Ray-Bans and TOMS Shoes

Watch out for a new Facebook Scam offering Free Ray-Bans and TOMS shoes. From Sophos: If you click on the links you will be taken to pages which try to trick you into sharing the link further amongst your Facebook friends. Before you know it, you’re being taken to webpages that ask you to hand […]

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Identify Fake Website Stores and Scams

This site has no physical address or phone number; the domain name is hidden behind WhoisGuard, a service that hides the owner of a domain. This site is probably a fake. When searching for bargains on the Internet be cautious of sites that offer deals that are too good to be true. Scammers create fake […]

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Use Unique Passwords for Online Accounts

Use unique passwords for websites of differing levels of importance. Your blog and Twitter passwords should be different than your online banking or myNEU password. Criminals often go after low security websites such as blogs and newspapers to steal passwords. The criminals will try to use these login credentials against high profile sites such as […]

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Can you Spot a Secure Website?

Example of a Secure Website

The Internet is a great place for shopping, banking, blogging, participating in social media, and checking your email. To prevent criminals from stealing your username and password websites use encryption technology to keep your information safe and secure when you send it over the Internet. Do you know how to tell if a website is […]

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Remove Apple Flashback Malware

Apple has released a tool to remove the Flashback Malware Background: Over 600,000 Apple Macs have been infected with the Flashback Malware. This malware takes advantage of an unpatched vulnerability in Java on the Mac. Thankfully Apple has released patches to fix this vulnerability. (see below) The Flashback Trojan uses a Java vulnerability to enable […]

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DNS Changer – Are You Infected?

Computers Infected with DNS Changer after July 8, 2012 will NOT be able to browse the Internet Click the following link to see if you are infected: A GREEN background indicates you are safe and NOT infected. (Note: The above website may be busy; if it is not responding please try the link below:) Site […]

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