Atma Xplorer

Xploring Games, Computing, Photography

Look out: Spam from Gmail is coming

CAPTCHA—Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart—is an both an annoyance and a safety net for netizens. A large number of web services (blogger, gmail, yahoo mail, live hotmail

Protecting your content

Scrapers are the worst type of visitors to your site. Why? They “scrape” everything, your posts, your images, even links which are likely at the bottom, and post it as their own.

Phishing Gone Wrong

I love the lighter side of the news in the morning, Especially for things like this. By far this is the worst phishing attempt i’ve ever seen. This is why you should never ever

Never keep sensitive information on your emails

If you haven’t been visiting your social media site because of the holidays then you’ve probably haven’t heard of David’s story. While on vacation (like most of us now), his site and ultimately

Protect yourself from malware

Malware vulnerability is on of the few reasons I stay away from my Windows PC when surfing the net. While some of these can be just common annoyances like tracking cookies or keyloggers,

The Storm superworm

No this isn’t a security bulletin but if you’re thinking that your computer is safe from viruses and malware, think again. What is Storm? If you’ve been seeing floods of emails and IM messages that try

Vista vulnerable to old viruses

Vista vulnerable to old viruses

I found some rumors awhile back that there were some laptops with pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium comes laden with a virus. A friend email a picture to confirm that. The

Microsoft Stealth Windows Update confirmed

There have been rumors in the tech world about the sudden update of some windows machines without permission from their respective owners. It has been said that even with automatic updates turned off,

Testing your AV software

Testing your AV software

If you’re a little worried about how active your anti-virus software is why not test it? Creating an EICAR (European Expert Group for IT-Security) test file would be the easiest and the safest

Storm Hits Blogger

And when we thought it the worst has passed. The ubiquitous Storm Trojan has found a new home ? on spam blog sites in Google’s Blogger network Careful whose blog you’re reading these days: Researchers have

AVG detects Adaware 2007 as a threat?

And I thought seeing MS Anti Spy saying Firefox was a threat was weird. I’ll try downloading from Lavasoft’s site and try again but I doubt there will be any difference. Click the images to

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