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Facebook Password Reset

Loyal readers will know what this is…

.. and how the paperclip will automatically put me on the Global Suckers List should I get curious and open the e-mail.
But in case you don’t know, this is a classic “phishing” attack. It is cybercrime. Click here and learn what “phishing” is.

(BTW, I have never had a Facebook account… But the mastermind behind this is hoping you do. Responding would give the criminal full access to my account.)

March 17, 2010 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, Internet scam | , | 2 Comments

Drawing for licenses…

Folks, a reminder inre: my latest software license giveaway. 10 licenses have been donated to me, and I am going to distribute them to you, my readers, via a drawing…

Laptop theft is common and a constant threat. Thwart thieves with the free (for personal use) program – LAlarm – which emits a loud siren sound when a thief tries to steal your laptop. More importantly (IMHO) it can destroy selected data (and also retrieve it ¹) if the laptop is stolen — which is an important step in protecting your “identity”, and personal information. LAlarm consists of five alarms and other security functions designed to protect laptops and sensitive data. Highlights

  • Theft Alarm – It prevents laptop theft by sounding an alarm when a thief tries to steal a laptop.
  • Perimeter Alarm – It alerts when a laptop goes outside a perimeter.
  • Data Destruction – It protects sensitive data by destroying the data if the laptop is stolen.
  • Data Recovery – It can recover data from a stolen laptop. (Before destruction) ¹
  • Mobile Phone Alert – It sends an alert to a mobile phone via email or SMS.
  • Theft Response – you can tell your laptop what to do in advance if your laptop is in hands of a thief.
  • Health Alarm- Alert the user for using a computer for an extended period of time in order to prevent computer-related injuries.
  • More…

System requirements: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2 or SP3.

Turn An Old Thumb Drive Into An Anti-Theft Device

LAlarm also allows you to use a thumb drive as a “sensor” – as described in this tutorial, fasten a laptop to a table by using a USB flash drive strap. When a thief removes the laptop from the table, the flash drive will be disconnected from the laptop and then an alarm will go off. A great use for that old 128 MB thumb drive sitting neglected in a drawer!

If you “go mobile” with your laptop, I highly recommend you take a look at LAlarm. To do so, click here. [Note: not all the features are enabled by default, and some configuration is required (particularly for file recovery) to “best use” this tool. So be sure to look at the FAQ’s.] ¹ requires a Gmail account.

How To Enter To Win A License

LAlarm is free for personal use. The license allows for business use. If you would like to install LAlarm on a work laptop, or an employee’s laptop, you can enter my drawing – once only – by either:
* leaving a Comment (click on blue “Comments” below) and entering a valid e-mail address in the form field. Or
* sending me an e-mail. 10 lucky winners will be selected by random drawing, and e-mailed the license “keys” and download links.

The folks at LAlarm get a big tip of my geek hat, and my thanks for making this giveaway possible.

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March 17, 2010 Posted by | computers, mobile, PC, security, software | Leave a comment