new bank scam email recived

this is a classic scam here are the 4 signs this is a fake 

1.) spelling notice some of the spelling mistakes

2) any reputable back would never correspond with you via email for security issues you most definitely would be contacted by phone

3) look at the copyright  first mistake the corporate name  is TD Canada trust 

4) this is a alarming thing that even the most non- technical person can catch

if your right mouse click on the link in the email and click save link location this is where you truly will be directed to

important points
1.) this email did not end up in spam until i put it there
2.) when you clicked the link in internet explorer it did not advise this was a phishing website but Mozilla Firefox did !

this is just another reason why just having a antivirus/firewall updated browser is not always enough  !

be smart stay secure !!!

the dangers of chat rooms and children

as parents and adults its our responsibility to ensure we protect our children from threats of the world just like we would protect them from being chased by the school bully we should be doing the same for their online security

its is very easy for a child to gain access to a chat room and start chating  from that time your child
may be prone to internet predictors or other threats

ways to protect your child

1.) use parental control software to restrict what websites they can surf to
2.) keep your computer in a open area where you can see your child’s activity
3.) there is software available that logs all chat activity which i will post in the software section of this page
4.) look for unusual  long internet activity  for example if your child usual use the internet for about 1 hour but all of a sudden now its 4 hours look into it as this may be an issue the reason is if your child is now talking to someone online they may be luring in your child to “meet up “ or a “relationship”

and the end know your child know thier friends and  keep involved with thier activites

be smart stay secure !!

Protect your self from spammers

Hey everyone

One popular question is how do i protect my self from a spammer  getting a hold of my email address

for one posting your email address on a forum or a website is a bad idea unless you have to for example your business website

another suggestion is  to choose your email address wisely for example if your name is john it is a wise idea  not to chose something like [email protected]  the reason for this is it protects you from one of the most popular spamming techniques a “dictionary spam attack ”   the logic behind this attack is when the attacker or the spammer goes against a email server in this case the hotmail email server the hacker goes by a dictionary of names  so john being a popular name it would be one of the prime targets  for spamming  in this type of attack

when the spammer does not get a bounce back says hey this email address doesn’t exist he or she now knows that this is a active email address

but if john were to select [email protected] he cuts the probability in half that this type of attack would effect him

be smart stay secure !

The misconceptions about network security for both home and business

everyday millions and millions of computers around the world are compromised and the users of these computers don’t even know from the big corporations to the home users  everyone is at risk and the scary part about it is that most of the users of the computers don’t even know !!!
the problem is  number one EDUCATION some people think just because they have an antivirus/firewall on their computer that they are in some sort of untouchable zone wrong !!!  millions of different types of malware is launched onto the internet a day and for security professionals to keep up is near impossible  security is a balance between education and common sense for instance  a common thing now is to get a spam message from a bank asking for information such as your account number now site back and think now why would a bank ask for  your account number ? 

live by this rule if a person were to call me and ask for this information would i give it to them without challenging them ? if not then why would you just give your information to a computer  without questioning it ?

be smart stay secure !

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