Friday, December 18, 2009

Twitter hacked by 'Iranian Cyber Army'

The popular microblogging Web site Twitter was hacked overnight, leaving the millions who use the site tweetless.Those who tried to access Twitter were redirected to a site that had a green flag and proclaimed "This site has been hacked by Iranian Cyber Army."

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Take a Little Care While Christmas Shopping Online

Legitimate businesses use encryption that protects your credit card data as it travels from your computer to the merchant. This means the Web address for sending in the order will begin with https instead of the familiar http. The change from http to https may not happen until you move to the page that actually processes your order.

So today we'll talk about a shopping topic where I can truly help -- showing you how to dodge some of the hazards of shopping online. This is the peak time of the year for online shopping and, for those of us who get a little dizzy just thinking about navigating mall crowds, online shopping can be an attractive notion. 

There are ways to do it that reduce the chance of broken hearts and busted bank accounts.

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