Posts Tagged ‘internet security’

Zappos Hacked, Security Email Asks Users to Change Passwords

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Online retailers definitely need to be aggressive about user account security; otherwise customers will take their business elsewhere.

Zappos yesterday notified all of their employees and customers that a company server has been compromised. The email, accessible online only for visitors from the US, indicates that the attackers may have gotten hold of part or all of the customer account database of Zappos.com. Information that may have been retrieved by the attacker include customer names, email addresses, billing and shipping addresses, phone numbers, the last four digits of the credit card number and encrypted passwords.

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How to Remove XP Internet Security 2012

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

It sounds like there’s another one of those “fake security program” viruses going around again … here’s how to get rid of it.

In this post I’m going to tell you how to remove XP Internet Security 2012. If you didn’t know, this is a fake security tool that produces fake pop-ups, and fake scan results, with the sole purpose of intimidating you into buying the software. All the viruses and security issues it finds are simply made up, and you’ll find this software takes over your computer and won’t allow you to do many things until you purchase the software to get rid of all those mythical bugs. You’ll find that it activates in safe mode, and safe mode with networking, and also disables Internet Explorer, making it very hard to remove.

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Have a Secret? Don’t Post It on the Internet!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

While this article makes a good point when it comes to the intimate details of one’s personal life, it also seems a little bit paranoid. Who really wants a job where you have to constantly pretend to be someone who you’re really not anyway?

Here is a rule of thumb that is more important than ever on today’s Internet: Do not post anything on the Internet that you do not want others to find out about you. Do not post it on your public Facebook profile, not on Twitter, do not use real life accounts when you make awkward purchases on the Internet, and do not synchronize data with the cloud that you do not want anyone else to access.

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