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Attack of Fake Lookout Android App

Posted at Oct 19, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
fake-update-app

Today I stumbled across an alert about a new malware discovered by TrustGo.  What caught my attention was this malware is pretending to be Lookout Mobile Security‘s Android app. TrustGo’s post details how the malware works: The malware, Trojan!FakeLookout.A, is embedded in another bogus app that supposedly “helps” you update a bunch of other apps. Once

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Stormtrooper on guard…

Posted at Oct 18, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

So looks like Google has some hired help to guard their data center in Lenoir, North Carolina… That’s just awesome! I guess the search giant has always had some working relationship with the Galactic Empire… And looks like the rebels snuck in a spy too… Look for the mini R2-D2…. Little side note: It would

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Facebook: Pay us and we’ll pitch to your friends for you

Posted at Oct 05, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

Facebook: Pay us and we’ll pitch to your friends for you It’s bad enough to have “friends” on Facebook pitching products/services/whatever and I have to sift thought the crap posts… But if they actually pay to spam me? That definitely warrants an “unfriending”. Facebook, this is beyond tacky and a total bad move.





An Android guy recommending an iPhone

Posted at Sep 29, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments
android-vs-iphone

We can argue all day which is better: iPhone or Android phone.  We are passionate about what we like, and we all have our opinion about each of the OS. Which is why I like +Christopher Dawson‘s post about recommending an iPhone to his mom.  I like the level headedness of it.  Much like +ReadWriteWeb‘s

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Patch Tuesday: Download EMET for IE or Switch Browser

Posted at Sep 18, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

Patch Tuesday: Download EMET for IE or Switch Browser There is a bug in Internet Explorer (IE) newly discovered by Microsoft, and it is being used to infect PCs via drive-by downloads (malware download and installation initiated simply b visiting a malicious website)…. {Read more}





Microsoft finds malware preloaded on PCs in China

Posted at Sep 14, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

Microsoft finds malware preloaded on PCs in China This is why the first thing I install on a new computer is anti-malware. It’s hard enough to try to keep a clean machine clean… Also I refuse to buy electronics from China. I have heard people talking about getting cheap smartphones on eBay from China, and

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Amazon Kindle “Special Offers” are a disgrace

Posted at Sep 10, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

Amazon Kindle “Special Offers” are a disgrace Amazon has launched a new lineup of its popular Kindle products, but did you know they all come with “Special Offers” (a.k.a. ads)? Amazon justifies forcing, I mean including, ads in the new product lineup is how they can offer the products at lower prices… Yeah, whatever… The

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Google acquires security firm VirusTotal

Posted at Sep 10, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

Google acquires security firm VirusTotal VirusTotal is one of the resources I refer to when I want to check the safety of an URL or a website. I’m happy to see Google finds it useful as well. More importantly it’s good to see Google is taking cyber security seriously, and is taking steps to help

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WordPress 3.4.2 is out!

Posted at Sep 07, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

WordPress 3.4.2 is out! This is a maintenance and security update, so it’s important to do it….. So UPDATE NOW!





MOO Coupon for Back to School!

Posted at Aug 31, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

MOO Coupon for Back to School! If you need some new business card the new school year, MOO is having a promotion from now till Sept 6.  Get 10% off Business Cards orders!  Use coupon code BACKTOBIZ2012