Can you tell a fake Web site from a real one? Do you always know which e-mails are legitimate? Take the McAfee SiteAdvisor phishing quiz and get your safety grade! I did pretty well, but not good enough. Here's a tip: when you're assessing the sites, be on the lookout for spelling, punctuation, and grammar usage errors. And while you're at it, take a few minutes to read my Chain Letter Challenge article. I wrote it because I was sometimes sending letters on, and research proved that this is not usually a good thing. One more thing to look out for: many spammers are now sending out PDF files that include a virus Yes, they can contain viruses.However, you have to own and have installed a version of Adobe Acrobat itself. It does not affect Adobe Reader. If you own Adobe Acrobat software, be sure you know the sender of each PDF, and even then, be careful.
Just Judy Have you noticed how easy it is to stereotype people? We see them everywhere, at every level of most cultures. Far too many people may be most comfortable when they can put others in neat packages. But life isn’t just about comfort: it’s about growing in strength of character, exploring and learning new ideas and skills, and learning how to function as part of at least one community. After a varied, colorful life, I began working for myself when I was in my fifties, during the massive layoffs that took place in the 1987-1990 window. I followed with a couple of brief jobs, but yearned to go in a new direction. I wanted to write and learn to use a computer. At my last long-term job, the computer setup had been on a par with using rotary telephones…or the ones where you picked up the receiver and heard, “Number please.” Continue Reading
Sweet! I read a wonderful review by Erik Larkin on disposable email addresses, and, since I knew of one more dandy way to avoid being spammed as much, wrote to the editors. Why? Simply because it's a program created by Will Bontrager, and anything software he creates is as good as it can get. He never stops trying to improve his work. He actively seeks out the opinions of users so he can pinpoint needs and fill them. Customer service is his middle name. Well...almost! Also, he is always available for technical support. Free. And the Bontragers recently brought Jackie McCutcheon on board as a tech support specialist. I've hired Jackie to help me with more programming jobs than I can count. For years. She has never let me down. She makes me look good. Good team. They deserve great publicity; they're in it for the long run.
Want to generate a short report of information about the web page header lines of the server where a domain is being hosted? You may discover things you never knew. Will Bontrager says that for people who use Mac, Linux, or other non-Windows operating systems, or who prefer not to install WebBug, the Server Snooper can provide the headers. At warp speed, you can discover what's in the hidden information that a server sends to a browser. Continue Reading