Posts Tagged ‘web security’

How Web Accounts Get Hacked

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

These are pretty basic security measures, that most web users are probably already familiar with … but it doesn’t hurt to review every once in a while.

Hacking into an e-mail, Facebook, or other account is often a crime of opportunity. That is not to say talented individuals with advanced knowledge are not a threat, but it can be easier than you think to expose your password. For those that have had their account compromised in the past, one of these methods could have been used to get your password.

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URL X-Ray – Reveal URL Shortener Link Destinations

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

This article describes a couple of neat tricks for figuring out where shortened URLs lead … before you actually click on them.

If you have ever had your browser and your computer hijacked, it can be one of the most unpleasant experiences. This sort of problem will take a lot of hours for you to clean up, and if it’s really bad, it can take days, and sometimes a loss of precious money and unrecoverable data.

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