Monthly Archives: April 2010

How can you tell when an e-mail address isn’t correctly constructed or formatted?  What about a website address or URL?   Part of recognizing bad addresses and knowing how to address an e-mail correctly is understanding and knowing what the top level domains are, and how domain names are structured.


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Received an e-mail today from hackers trying to trick me into opening a file attached to the e-mail. The file was, of course, malware.  Below is a copy of the fake Facebook e-mail. These e-mails have been circulating since January 2010.

Full Story: Fake Facebook Password Notice

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Even if you are a computer expert, you need to protect your computer against viruses, worms and other malware to protect your data and financial security.  Anti-virus isn’t enough any more, you need what is called an Internet Security Suite to even the odds and protect yourself and your computer.   PC World did a bit more scientific review this year, testing performance instead of just comparing features.

Symantec, Kaspersky, AVG, PC Tools and Bit Defender top out the PC World list.

Symantec’s Norton Internet Security Suite the only suite to achieve a perfect score in detecting, disabling and removing malware based solely on behavioral detection. This makes Symantec your best choice in protecting your system from 0-day threats.  McAfee scored an overall distant 7th.

The “Top Ten” List at PC World