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The Internet

Don’t Friend the Ramnit Worm

Published on January 9th, 2012 by TINA

Hackers are now seeking new targets, moving from e-mail to social networking sites. In January 2012, experts at online security firm, Seculert, uncovered a powerful hybrid worm/virus that was burrowing through Facebook’s social media platform and ... Read More

Phone Services

Is Your Cellphone Spying on You?

Published on January 3rd, 2012 by TINA

The mobile phone world was rocked in November 2011 when a systems administrator from Connecticut posted a 17-minute video on YouTube showcasing how a hidden program installed on millions of smartphones is apparently logging your keystrokes. ... Read More

The Internet

Facebook’s Tracking Cookies

Published on January 3rd, 2012 by TINA

Facebook’s list of privacy abuses in 2011 seemed to grow by the minute.  Tech savvy users of the 800 million-strong network reported that s installed by the social media giant continued to track their online activities ... Read More

The Internet

Pharmaceuticals Top the Spam List

Published on December 29th, 2011 by TINA

Spam levels have dropped to a 3-year record low, reports security firm, Symantec, in their November 2011 Intelligence Report.  But before you start jumping up and down with excitement, keep in mind that over 70% of ... Read More


How Safe is Your Birth Control?

Published on December 12th, 2011 by TINA

In 2002, the birth control patch, Ortho Evra, hit the market and flew off the shelves as millions of women went to their doctors for this new, exciting birth control product.  But what they didn’t know ... Read More

Weight Loss

Smelling Your Path to Weight Loss?

Published on December 8th, 2011 by TINA

We all know that pixie dust sprinkled on and around your body can make you fly, so why not a magic tastant crystal that you sniff to lose weight without diet or exercise? (A tastant is ... Read More

Food & Alcohol

Foreign Beer May Actually Be Brewed Locally

Published on December 8th, 2011 by TINA

Their ads entice you with visions of far-off lands, beautiful people speaking with accents, and the unique taste of imported beer.  But the reality is that it’s expensive to ship beer overseas so many companies market ... Read More

The Internet

Are You Infected?

Published on November 22nd, 2011 by TINA

Cyber bandits hijacked more than 4 million computers in an Internet ad fraud scheme before the FBI took them down in November 2011. The massive Estonian-run botnet that had infected computers in more than 100 countries ... Read More

The Internet

Rise of the Supercookie

Published on November 22nd, 2011 by TINA

You don’t just have to worry about cookies anymore. Now you have to worry about super cookies. Online advertiser, ScanScout, reached a settlement with the FTC on November 8, 2011 regarding its deceptive use of flash ... Read More

Credit & Loans

Unsolicited Checks & Credit Offers

Published on November 1st, 2011 by TINA

So you come home at 6:00 PM, and begin leafing through your mail.  In an oddly-official-looking envelope from a company you’ve never heard of, you find a check for $250 made payable you!  Your next piece ... Read More

Phone Services

Smarten up about Cell Phone Fraud

Published on October 27th, 2011 by TINA

There are now over 6 billion cell phones in use around the world.  Just like everyone else, the con artists and fraudsters are also leveraging the rise of cell phone technologies in their own special way – by swindling the innocent. ... Read More

The Internet

Online Porn Can Give You a Virus

Published on October 24th, 2011 by TINA

Thank God for porn!  No, really – did you know that many of the Internet’s innovative advances have been pioneered or substantially boosted by the $1 billion adult entertainment industry?  The development of online payment systems, ... Read More


“Low Cost” Internet Access Can Really Add Up

Published on October 24th, 2011 by TINA

There are many considerations when it comes to choosing an Internet service provider – type (cable, dial-up, DSL, or satellite), speed, price, hardware needed, reliability, and level of support. When looking for home Internet service, the ... Read More

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