I get a ton of these in every day, some are much funnier than others! I thought it was high-time for a little humor on the blog, so welcome to “hacker fail.” I’ll post up all the best email scams along with a screenshot. This is not only for your entertainment, but also for your education.
Today’s fail comes from “firstname.lastname@example.org” and is an attempt to convince me to “Print a Shipping Label.” Clicking the link prompts for a ZIP file download…which no doubt includes a virus of some sort. Check out the images below…
What can I do?!?!?
Well, first off, just don’t download the file. Secondly, mark it as spam. As an extra precaution, you should make sure your email client (if you’re using Outlook, Mail, blah blah blah) is not set to automatically download attachments.
That’s all for now!
I was contacted by Patrick at Kemp Technologies a few months ago about their latest software Virtual LoadMaster. Kemp boasts a fairly impressive list of features and methods for Virtual LoadMaster so I decided to do some research, checkout the software, and give my readers a quick overview.
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I receive emails from “wanna-be” scammers all the time requesting that I “update my paypal information.” These emails usually make it into my spam folder, and I never see them again. However today an email actually made it through to my inbox, at which point I figured it was time to help educate my readers on the dangers of Paypal Scam Emails.
Developers can now get their hands on the latest copy of Mac OS X (available officially Summer 2012). The new OS is said to take off where 10.7 left off with further Social Media integrations, Game Center, and better chat with iMessage. Check out this article on TechCrunch for full details:
Great news today. I noticed that the official Netflix app was available for my Droid Incredible today! I downloaded and installed it and it works pretty swell. Here is a list of compatible phones: Read the rest of this entry »
The answer in short: not exactly. While it seems AT&T has found a way to snoop out users who are utilizing free tether options (through “rooted” Android phones, or “jailbroken” iPhones), there is no hard evidence that that Verizon has managed to decipher between computer traffic and phone traffic. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve noticed your computer making a “funny” noise lately, it could be your hard drive! Datacent.com has a pretty nifty database of hard drive sounds you can use to identify and diagnose the problem. Head on over to this link:
…and see if anything there sounds familiar!
Either way, if you think your hard drive is acting up, back it up!
We launched the new site today. Overall I’m pretty happy with it! Hopefully it will increase the readability and take away that “poop green” feeling I used to get when I looked at the old design!