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Domain Squatting: Typos Open Consumers To Phishing Attack

Typos used to be merely annoying, but now they can make you the target of a phishing attack.     Scammers are reserving the URLs for misspelled versions of legitimate websites in order to trick people into giving up their logins and other personal and financial information. As reported by Slate: Cybersecurity firm Endgame noticed […]

Twitter Emoji

You’ve probably seen emoji in others’ tweets, and may have wondered how to use them in your own tweets, too. Never fear: after reading today’s post you’ll be good to go. When you go to the Twitter Symbols page on the PiliApp site, here’s what you’ll see (tap or click on image to view an […]

Slow WiFi/Internet? Try Moving Your Router

I recently hit that point where so many devices had been added to my wireless network that I needed to upgrade my internet service. Yet weirdly, my connections slowed to a crawl after the upgrade.     Different Routers Require Different Placement To start troubleshooting my poky connection speed, the new router (sent by my […]

Netflix Logins Being Sold On Black Market

Another day, another warning about stolen data. At least this one’s easy to defend against. On 2/11/16, Symantec reported on a booming black market for Netflix logins, which can be purchased for as little as 25 cents each. One way thieves collect the logins is via an email phishing scam. From the Symantec post: In […]

New Ransomware Threat Targets Gamers

Last week Ars Technica reported on a new spike in ransomware infections that largely put gamers in the crosshairs. The article is fairly technical, but the key takeaway for consumers is: In the past four days, researchers from three separate security firms have reported that a large number of legitimate WordPress sites have been hacked […]