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AI, Hackers and Drones, Oh My!

June 2nd, 2021 by Ima Admin

Cyber SecurityDuring the 1939 hit movie, “The Wizard of Oz”, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and Dorothy, chanted the memorable phrase, “Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!”. Today its just as likely that the things to be concerned about are AI (artificial intelligence), Hackers (those ne’re-do-wells seeking profits at other’s expense) and Drones (those minicopters that homeowners, realtors, the military deploy and Amazon may be using to deliver our orders) – Oh My!

Lions, Tigers and Bears aren’t necessarily out to eat us or the primary characters of Oz, but then neither are AI, Drones and/or (some) hackers necessarily ‘bad’.
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‘Mel’ware Beware!

April 28th, 2021 by Ima Admin

phish hook on keyboardOver the past several months, w/ increasing frequency, we’ve seen emails from a malicious scammer named Mel (“Mellie”, “Melina”, “Melika”, and “Meleana”, et. al.) filling out a client’s website form, and very aggressively claiming copyright infringement. Recently ‘Mel’  changed her name or has a colleague named ‘Amber’.

The email arrives via your website contact form and accuses you of using copyrighted website images and tells you to click on a link to see the list of the images that are in violation.  Even when think it’s a scam, you’ll be tempted to follow the link. (DON’T CLICK THE LINK) The writer threatens to file a complaint with your hosting company and sue you.
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Unwanted Links May Be Adware

July 2nd, 2012 by Ted Bailey

Every so often we will receive a call or email from a client asking about text links they’ve found around one or more words that appear in a page or post within their site. While we do often place cross-links on one page to related content on another page, these offending links appear to be adverts and/or go to other sites, sometimes bad sites.

The most common first thought is that something bad has happened to the site. However, when we investigate, we are unable to duplicate the issue – we do not see the offending link in our browsers or in the actual code.

So, what’s up with that? Why is the client seeing it, but we are not? Is the client or the person that reported it, wrong or just plain nuts?
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