Monday, October 25, 2010

The sneakiest new shopping scams - Yahoo! Shopping

Just as important as knowing how to sniff out great buys is understanding what it takes to avoid rip-offs. And with Internet fraud on the rise, it's getting tougher to outsmart the criminals. Complaints to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a joint operation of the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center, jumped 22 percent last year. The complaints include plenty of run-of-the-mill scams, like sellers who steal credit-card numbers or take the money and run. But those are child's play compared with what else is brewing. Read more...

4 tips for safely conducting research on the web

Surprisingly, basic safety is often ignored by people using the web to research information quickly and efficiently. If you use the Internet for research of any kind, you could be exposing yourself and your company to hidden dangers such as the unauthorized transfer of confidential information. And no one wants to be the person responsible for a companywide computer network shutdown. Read more...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Facebook in Online Privacy Breach; Applications Transmitting Identifying Information - WSJ.com

Many of the most popular applications, or "apps," on the social-networking site Facebook Inc. have been transmitting identifying information—in effect, providing access to people's names and, in some cases, their friends' names—to dozens of advertising and Internet tracking companies, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Trend Micro TrendSetter October 2010

Cybercriminals operate 365 days a year, and they never pass up an opportunity to exploit a big holiday for their own gain. So this Halloween, keep your wits about you and don't get tricked by these scams.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Chart Advisor

Ever struggled to find just the right chart for your data? Chart Advisor was created as a concept test to explore new ways Excel users can create graphs quickly and effectively. Based on the data in your spreadsheet, it identifies, ranks, and displays an array of charts most relevant to you so you can make the most out of your presentation.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Free Microsoft applications you may have overlooked | Microsoft Windows | TechRepublic.com

I've already talked about a few of these applications (numbers 1 and 4) and will discuss number 7 in Computer Concepts Unit F.