Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Happy Thanksgiving

Let me start by relaying this important concept – Blackhat SEO

Scammers ready to pounce on Cyber Monday deal-hunters

While most Americans are gearing up for a long Thanksgiving weekend, retailers are readying their deals for the so-called Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping bonanzas – and criminals are already trying to capitalize on the impending buying frenzy.

Late last week, attackers began using search engine optimization (SEO) “poisoning” techniques to make their malicious sites appear near the top of holiday shopping-related search terms, according to researchers at Internet security solutions provider SonicWALL. Terms such as “Walmart Black Friday Sales 2010,” “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” are leading users to malicious search results.

“We have already seen an increase in malware activity,” Deepen Desai, senior researcher at SonicWALL, told SCMagazineUS.com in an email on Tuesday.”

Please click here to read the rest of this article.

.. and then please accept my wishes..


Please remember — we are now in prime Cybercrime Season. Let’s be careful and cautious out there.

.. I’m taking the Patriots and Cowboys, and going to do as little as possible today.

Bonus:

Found that in a drawer I haven’t dug to the bottom to in a while.. Some of you may remember those…
(Note the stays-fresh packaging? Ha! Must still be good.. was never opened..)(Hey, Saints didn’t cover the spread, so.. I win.)

November 25, 2010 - Posted by | Internet, Internet scam, security

4 Comments »

  1. Another great post Paul. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Like

    Comment by IzaakMak | November 25, 2010 | Reply

    • IzaakMak,
      Thank you!

      I hope your Thanksgiving was/is super-duper!

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | November 25, 2010 | Reply

  2. Hey, that AOL Disc is worth its’ weight in gold now. I do believe they are collector’s items.

    Rick

    Like

    Comment by Ramblinrick | November 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Rick,
      Though it’s apples and oranges.. did you catch how an Apple 1 sold for almost $150K last week?
      Who knows what an original, mint condition AOL skeet target.. um.. er.. “disc”, I meant “disc”, could fetch.. Maybe I could retire!

      Like

      Comment by techpaul | November 26, 2010 | Reply


Post your Comment/Question

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: