Archive for February, 2006

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I Caught a Whale of a Phish

Well whaddaya know? I actually got one of those phishing scams in the email the other day that I’ve been writing about. This one was supposed to look like it came from Chase Bank, and I have to say that it sounded pretty realistic. Here’s what it said: The security of your information, transactions, and […]


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Mac OS X Virus a Low-Level Threat

Believed to be the first of its kind, a virus specifically designed to infect the Macintosh platform has recently been discovered. The new worm, calling itself OSX/Leap-A, makes its way around by using Apple’s iChat instant message application. Because iChat is also compatible with AOL’s program, it turned a few more heads. The virus embeds […]


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Technophobia Doesn’t Help Protect Your Child

It’s no secret that kids these days are very savvy when it comes to technology. They can run circles around their parents when using a computer or the Web. It’s this technophobia that some parents have that kids can use to their advantage. Because mom and dad don’t know much about how to operate a […]


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Keylogger’s Can Wreak Havoc

Keylogger spyware can be responsible for turning your world upside-down, in some ways more than a computer virus. What’s a keylogger? It’s a software program that runs in the background on your computer, hidden from view, and secretly recording you’re every move. The places you go and what you type are sent electronically to someone […]


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MySpace: A Virtual Buffet for Sex Offenders

I’ve mentioned here before the risks involved with such online communities as MySpace and its ilk. Just this week it was reported that an investigation is underway to determine if as many as seven teenaged girls within Middletown, Conn. have been sexually assaulted by men they met at MySpace. There could be more because it’s […]