Internet hoaxes have been around almost as long as the Internet because the technology provides a perfect vehicle for spreading an urban legend. All you have to do is post a “tall tale” on a website or send it in an email and it seems that in no time everyone is chattering about it. See…Read More
- Richard Medugno is a marketing writer for the Consumer and Small Business departments of Trend Micro.
There are hundreds of scams on the Internet today. While some are entirely plausible, others are so farfetched they make you laugh. Yet, for the, ahem—gullible, these can be costly and dangerous. Here are five classic viral scams that have tricked many people over the years: SCAM #1: A wealthy Nigerian needs your help to…Read More
Five little words you do not want to hear: “Your computer has a virus.” Even if you know almost nothing about computers, you know this is bad. So why would anyone create a virus anyway!? Malware, short for malicious software, includes many types of software written with the intent of harming your computer, invading your…Read More
Social media (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, blogging, etc) can be a great way to communicate and catch up with friends, old and new, but it can certainly have a downside as well. The problems most often occur when the line between personal and professional life is crossed. So what should you avoid, at all costs, while…Read More