Monday, August 16, 2010

The Weakest Link

The Tech Gospel today is about online safety...
(bear with me, I'm trying to come up with a witty way to start my posts... hahahaha) 

Please be careful when clicking links or adding apps on popular social networking sites.

Since the "I Love You" virus, hackers have found a new vulnerability in today's internet heavy systems... the users.

Just because a link is named "Click here if you love Jesus" ... doesn't mean that it wasn't written by a hacker to gain access into your system... and no, I doubt heaven's qualifications are linked to whether you joined the "I love Jesus" fan page. Unless you're sure that these are valid and credible invites to links or apps, please take a little time to research on the link... some anti-virus programs have link examination and can minimize (not eliminate) the risks.

Social engineering is a serious threat to a lot of internet users because it exploits the user.

Please be cautious!!!  If the same link/post/tweet starts showing up on your social networking wall from different friends... send them a private message and confirm if they really sent it, it may just be a virus pretending to be a contact.

And that's today's Tech Gospel.  (Hahahaha...rofl)

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