Saturday, September 29, 2012

Learnings from a Paypal Hacking Experience: Part Two - What to do after your Paypal gets hacked

In Part One you were shown what a Paypal hacker might do to your account. This part gives you advice on how to proceed after you get hacked.

Learnings from a Paypal Hacking Experience: Part One - What the hacker does to a PayPal account he hacks

   For most of us especially those who sell online like on eBay, PayPal is very important. It enables buyers to have the security of paying online and for sellers to have the opportunity to receive payments fast and across international borders. However the occasional bad hacker (yup, there are good hackers also) comes along and mess with your happy online existence.

   Our store Paypal account was the hacked recently and we've thought it best to narrate the experience here in order to help and warn other people. The article will be divided into 3 parts to explain what the hacker does to an account he has hacked (Part One), how to deal with it immediately (Part Two) and precautionary steps to avoid it from happening (Part Three).

Monday, August 27, 2012

How does a PayPal hacker use or turn the Paypal balance he hacked to real cash?

1) Trading the PayPal account balances

    The hacker will sell the PayPal money to a willing buyer. If the hacker is selling Paypal balance in dollars then it would be at a low exchange rate and / or less the service fee. Selling in dollars is less suspicious as they can just justify that it was something earned from providing services to foreign clients who pay in dollars.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Here are tips in knowing how to make a strong password

Upon learning about the pitfalls of password creation in a previous post you should next learn about how to create strong passwords.

Common pitfalls in using passwords

Passwords are needed to secure your identity. You need a good password to ensure hackers will be kept away from getting precious information that will help them steal not just your identity but also the money from your credit cards and  bank accounts.

However it is easy to succumb to some bad habits when it comes to using passwords. Here are the common pitfalls you should avoid

How to turn-off conversational or threaded view in Gmail

Conversation or threaded view in Gmail is very handy because it groups together emails with the same subject. However if you are trying to determine the order of how different emails went inside your inbox then the conversation or threaded can make it a little difficult.

Here is a list of steps to help you turn-off conversation view in Gmail.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

How to Understand Computer Parts and Specifications

You have read the article "What computer to buy? Desktop vs Laptop" and have already got a shortlist of either a desktop or a laptop based on price. How would you now read the computer specifications to see which items is the best?

Here are the most common parts of a computer, their use and tips on what to get.

What computer to buy? Desktop vs Laptop

Below are common types of computer and reasons why you should be buying them

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Revisiting the blog

The blog was created with all the intention of helping out my friends and family who are either new to computers and technology or want to expand their knowledge about them.

But somehow the initial burst of passion almost 3 years ago hasn't taken its full acceleration hence the site never bloomed to become what it is supposed to be.

I want it to changed; so here I am again, taking a go at this. May God guide my hands and my brain in what to write. Many thanks far for all those who have visited this site already and found it helpful.