1. Reel ’em in
The scammers know who you are when it comes to spear phishing. Instead of pumping out millions of emails to anybody and everybody, spear phishers send out their scams only to people they know will be susceptible to the scam. For example, if you normally trade stocks online, you may see something for a bank you normally use. (Of course, it’s not really the bank, just someone trying to get your account info.)
- “Spear Phishers” land 15,000 sucker fish (Ars Technica)
- Online Crime Seen as Growing Threat to Business, Politics (Slashdot)
- Spear phishing: Highly targeted scams (Microsoft)
- Recipe for the perfect SPAM message (All Spammed Up)
2. Do you have a .info domain?
If so, it may be flagged by antivirus software as dangerous or potentially dangerous to visitors. According to McAfee, it flagged 11.7 percent of .info sites that way. A little more than 5 percent of the sites under the .com domain â€” the world’s most popular â€” were identified as dangerous.”
- GoDaddy no longer selling .info domains (Propeller)
- New report identifies dangerous Web domains (Wired)
- .info Domains are Not Worthless! (Search Engine Journal)
- 10 Reasons to Love .info Domains (Alledia)
3. Let’s play!
Back in the day, games were outside and computer screens were for top secret government agents. Not any more! Whole body gaming technologies are getting more realistic and the creator Simm City has created a new game that will be released this month, which will surely bring people inside. Barbies are even going tech. Hey! Want to save the Orlando Public Library materials stolen by aliens?
- ‘Spore Creature Creator’ to see light of day in June (c|net)
- CITRICON Library Defender (Orange County PL)
- Whole-Body Gaming (Technology Review)
- Will Parents Pay $72 a Year for Virtual Barbies? (Gigaom)
4. TV news
Sometimes it’s difficult to know where your TV ends and your computer begins. The convergence of the two technologies is becoming more and more evident as inventors, production crews and software companies work together to bring more to your screens. Libraries need to make sure that they have enough workstations and bandwidth to support the merge.
- Ashton Kutcherâ€™s Katalyst Media To Preview Blah Blah Blah (Tech Crunch)
- Tidal TV
- Userplane Goes the Meebo Route: 4 New Online TV Partners (Mashable)
- Every TV an Internet TV (Technology Review)