Holiday Gift Card Scams Use Facebook to Lure You into Disclosing Personal Information

A while back, I reported on how I was attacked through Facebook photo tagging and the offer of a free Walmart gift card. (Beware! A New Twist on the Facebook/Free Walmart Gift Card Scam is Making the Rounds ) Recently, I’ve noticed a significant upsurge in people reading this post, leading me to suspect that … Continue reading Holiday Gift Card Scams Use Facebook to Lure You into Disclosing Personal Information

Amazon: The World’s Best Online Company?

That’s quite a claim to make. After all, what factors actually go into making a company ‘The Best’? Are they the best from an investment standpoint? Do they make big profits? Are they the best from a customer’s standpoint? Are most customers satisfied with the service they get and the range of products that the … Continue reading Amazon: The World’s Best Online Company?

ISIS and the U.S. Government Battle for the Hearts and Minds…Well, at Least the Hearts… of Potential ISIS Recruits

Clearly, ISIS members don’t think of themselves as the fanatical psychopaths that the rest of the world believes they are. Just the opposite. They believe they are the guiding lights of the world. They are convinced that they are doing god’s work, even if their god seems indistinguishable from Satan. I’m not sure what other … Continue reading ISIS and the U.S. Government Battle for the Hearts and Minds…Well, at Least the Hearts… of Potential ISIS Recruits

Amazon and eBay Stop Sale of Samsung Galaxy 4 Clone: Chinese-Made Star N9500 Found to Contain Pre-Installed Dangerous Spyware

Yesterday, Ebay reported it would no longer be selling the popular Chinese-made Star N9500 smartphone after German security firm, G Data, discovered dangerous pre-installed spyware on the device. Amazon initially refused to comment on the story but, this morning, when I tried to access the page featuring the device, I found that it had been … Continue reading Amazon and eBay Stop Sale of Samsung Galaxy 4 Clone: Chinese-Made Star N9500 Found to Contain Pre-Installed Dangerous Spyware