Posts Tagged ‘tech tips’

Interesting Phishing Concept Tabjacking

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

Here’s another thing to be on the lookout for …

By now most Internet users know what phishing stands for, or so they think. If you ask them to define phishing most will likely mention that it is about fake emails links that lead to look-a-like copies of popular websites. What most users do not know that their definition of phishing is not entirely correct. Phishing, which stands for Password fISHING, is not exclusive to email. The term hints at that little known fact. Phishing can occur everywhere including Instant Messengers, forums, by social engineering and on plain websites.

Aza Raskin just posted an interesting article on his blog detailing a new phishing attack that he calls Tabjacking. The concept of this new attack is ingenious.


How To Repair Internet Explorer

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Yet another useful tip (even though many of us already knew this.)

Internet Explorer is an essential part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. It usually is the first browser there is and even if users switch to third party browsers it remains installed on the computer system. Several third party applications use Internet Explorer’s rendering engine to display web contents in their interfaces which means that it is important to keep Internet Explorer up to date to avoid security and performance issues.

PC users who work with Internet Explorer might experience a situation where they need to repair Internet Explorer. The browser might feel sluggish, display error messages, crash outright or may not start at all.

The following tips may help users who want to repair Internet Explorer. The article concentrates on Internet Explorer 8 but most tips are also valid for previous versions of the web browser.


Network admin’s vacation checklist

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Some of these are a little bit too obvious, but overall, this is still good advice for IT professionals who are planning to take a vacation …

Even the lonely system administrator can take a vacation. With summer just around the corner, IT pro Rick Vanover has tips to cut the cord from the office ,yet keep systems running well.


Summer is here — well not quite officially — but it is time to consider getting out of the office for a vacation! For the network administrator, this can be a challenging task. And if you are the only person of the IT shop, it can be a little daunting for your users. Here are a few tips I will share on how you can get away!