Category Archives: Social Media

Isn’t that just the Berry’s – Hyatt hyping weight loss

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest; the list of “gotta be on” Social Media outlets marches on. The good news; these allow you to project your brand and your message cheaply, efficiently and effectively. The bad news? If you’re not careful, all that … Continue reading

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Join my LinkedIn Network = Join my Evil Botnet Empire?

That “Invitation Reminder” in your InBox from LinkedIn may be neither. Although it looks to be a legitimate message from LinkedIn telling you of a pending message from a colleague it maybe a phishing expedition. Cyber-criminals are busy spewing out … Continue reading

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Would a twitter by any other name tweet as sweet?

What do the following have in common? ttwitter.com twitterr.com twwitter.com twutter.com twiitter.com twiter.com twittter.com youtude.com youttube.com Yotube.com yutube.com Youube.com They are all typos for popular websites; in this case Twitter and YouTube. These are special because they are fraudulent sites … Continue reading

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Sure I remember you…. don’t I?

We’ve all had it happen, right? You’re asked to accept an invitation from LinkedIn or some other social networking site and their name doesn’t ring a bell. You think maybe their name’s changed through marriage or “Is that Joe, the … Continue reading

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I’m recommending WHAT through LinkedIn!

If you’re a LinkedIn user you may be recommending some interesting products or services, without your knowledge of course. On June 16th LinkedIn added the following to their Privacy Policy. “In order to deliver relevant and valuable ads to you … Continue reading

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goo.gl/Cg9nL = SecuritySnapshot.com?

Ever see strange web addresses like goo.gl/Cg9nL or bit.ly/im39Sy on Twitter? These are links generated by a URL shortening service which provide a type of   “URL shorthand” for length-limited communications. They essentially redirect the shorthand version to the desired … Continue reading

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New week, New Facebook scam

Scammers are sending emails, allegedly from Facebook Help, telling of spam being sent from your account.  Because of this, your password has been changed and you need to open the attached file for instructions. None of this is true, the … Continue reading

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