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Holiday Technolo-JAY: Black Friday and Beyond
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Here are some quick tips to get some great gadgets on the cheap during black Friday and the Holiday Season:
Think outside the (Big) box
1. Other Stores: Black Friday doesn't just belong to Target and Wal-Mart anymore. There are many stores that have competitive sales without all the crazy people. Drugstores like CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens have awesome Black Friday deals on small gadgets and As Seen on TV items. And you won't have to pull Crazy Nancy's hair to get in the doors. Office Max and Staples also offer great deals without the hassle of the crowd. Go there to stock up on … Read More »
If you want to avoid getting trampled on “Black Friday” or even “Black Thursday Night,” shopping online can be a very efficient and effective way to get your holiday shopping done. There are plenty of scammers that would love to get your information and money for their own holiday spending. No matter the time of year, protect yourself by following the “10 Tips for Safe Online Shopping.” You will be safe to buy presents for your friends and family in the comfort of your home.
10 Tips for Shopping Online Safely
1. Keep your applications and computer up to date.
Whether you use Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, you will need to install browser updates in order to ensure that you have the most current security protection. The same is true for other installed applications and your computer operating system. Java Virtual Machine and … Read More »
Many of us may feel like a 'victim' of the Internet. Our kids are on it ALL DAY LONG! What can you do as a parent to restrict accessing the Internet when there is a wireless network that they can access from the corners of your home?
Get to know your wireless router!
Set up a ‘Guest’ Network for kids
Almost all wireless routers have the ability to set up a ‘Guest’ network. The ‘Guest’ network works like a hotel network. It has a separate name and password. You could use this guest network for your kids. You can turn the network on and off depending on when you want your kids to access the Internet.
Look into Parental Control Settings
Newer wireless routers have Parental Control Settings. See the video below. This wireless router allows you to restrict Internet by device and … Read More »
Phishing e-mails are designed to steal personal information by gaining access to your computer through malicious software. Phishing is any attempt to steal personal information while posing as a trusted source. This article will help you recognize and detect phishing attempts.
Because of the advances in security prevention and detection technologies, hackers have turned to exploit users in order to steal information or hack into company networks. Phishing e-mails are looking more and more legitimate.
How to Detect Phishing: What does a phishing email message look like?
Here is an example of what a phishing scam in an email message might look like. See the clues highlighted in the picture below.
How to Detect Phishing: 1. Impersonal greeting
The e-mail will have an impersonal greeting such as ‘Hello’ or ‘Webmail user.’ Companies which do store your information know your name and will have your name … Read More »
Go Daddy Attack Story: The Morning After
GoDaddy.com just released a statement statement that the outage was due to internal networking errors and not because of an outside attack. There was much speculation that the @AnonymousOwn3r claimed responsibility for the attack. Possibly they were just leveraging this outage and making a claim as an external attack. There hasn't been too much information regarding the nature of the outage or attack. Most likely it is related to a Denial of Service (DOS) outage. Denial of Service (Old School Definition): Denial of service would be same as someone leaving the phone off the hook without telling you. Your phone line would be busy and no one in the house could make or receive calls.
What does this mean for you if you host with GoDaddy?
So far GoDaddy.com claims that no personal information, usernames or passwords were released … Read More »