Cloud is the future… check out this easy to understand video that explains Cloud computing at its most basic level.
So, how can you spot those malicious phishing emails before you click on them? Here is a quick tip to help you out.
If you get an email that looks suspicious, slowly hover your mouse over the link. The true destination of the link will pop up. It’s an easy way to tell whether the link is bad.
In the 1st screenshot below the red arrows show how the hackers used very convincing elements in the email to trick me into clicking the link.
In the 2nd screenshot below the red arrow shows how to hover over the URL to see the final destination. This was a malicious email that was trying to trick me.
In the security industry, WOT has a great reputation for identifying websites that contain spam and other undesirable applications. It is a free add-on for your browser and works pretty well.
Check it out….
Microsoft has launched a new website to help users determine whether their web browsers are secure and configured to protect from common internet threats. The idea and the website are very cool; however, the site has drawn fierce criticism from Microsoft’s browser competitors. It’s no surprise Internet Explorer 9 garnered a perfect score (4 out of 4) while Firefox 7 rated near the bottom (2 out of 4). [giggle] As expected, Mozilla, the maker of Firefox, is furious at its rating and accused Microsoft of fixing the scores. A representative for the company stated that, “Mozilla is ‘fiercely proud’ of its ‘long track record of leadership on security’.” I agree with Mozilla on the point that the “test” was definitely written so that IE would get can an easy “A.” Nonetheless, Microsoft’s tool can still provide good value. Mozilla is my default browser and can be configured to provide great security.
While these two giants battle it out, the message for you and I is to remember to use these tools as a guide only, and research other alternatives for browser security. Be cautious, and do not rely exclusively on these types of websites to determine whether your browser is secure. Check your browser’s security at YourBrowserMatters.org.
Check back soon for an in-depth tutorial on browser security.