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Wireless hacking, or "Wardriving"

Wireless hacking, or "Wardriving" is when someone from outside your home accesses your wireless network. In most case it is because the victim doesn't have security enabled on their wireless access point. The dangers of having a non-secure wireless access-point are: Spammers can send junk mail from your home, hackers and criminals can hack remote locations that are tracked back to you, your confidential information is exposed to anyone that parks outside your home with a laptop. You may also suffer some liability because attacks were launched from your home by the bad guys.

Listed below are 8 Tips to keep you safe.

Top 8 Tips for Wireless Home Network Security

1) Change Default Administrator Passwords (and Usernames)
Changing the default password is important because everyone that purchases the same Wireless access device, knows your password.
2) Turn on (Compatible) WPA / WEP Encryption
By default, your Wireless device comes without the encryption enables. WPA / WEP are security programs that forced your computer to provide an encrypted password before you are allowed access to the wireless access point.
3) Change the Default SSID
SSID is the network name of your wireless network; most people leave the default name, such as, Linksys or NetGear. By changing the name, intruders have a more difficult time identifying your system and use known vulnerabilities. (And of course, use the unchanged default password.) One mistake people make is naming their home network their family name and or address. When cruising a neighborhood of wireless devices, its always scary to see Smithfamily201Elm.
4) Disable SSID Broadcast
In Wi-Fi networking, the access point or router typically broadcasts the network name (SSID) over the air at regular intervals. This feature was designed for businesses and mobile hotspots where Wi-Fi clients may come and go. In the home, this feature is unnecessary, and it increases the likelihood an unwelcome neighbor or hacker will try to log in to your home network.
5) Assign Static IP Addresses to Devices
Most home networkers gravitate toward using dynamic IP addresses. This means that the IP Address, (the IP Address is needed to participate on a network.) is typically assigned automatically. A dynamic IP address on an unsecure system can also supply a hacker with a IP Address.
6) Enable MAC Address Filtering
Each piece of Wi-Fi gear possesses a unique identifier called the "physical address" or "MAC address." Access points and routers keep track of the MAC addresses of all devices that connect to them. Many such products offer the owner an option to key in the MAC addresses of their home equipment that restricts the network to only allow connections from those devices. Do this, but also know that the feature is not so powerful as it may seem. Hacker software programs can fake MAC addresses easily.
7) Turn Off the Network During Extended Periods of Non-Use
The ultimate in security measures for any wireless network is to shut down, or turn office your wireless access point when you are not using. You are the most vulnerable at work or asleep, and mischief minded people know it.
8) Position the Router or Access Point Safely
Wi-Fi signals normally reach to the exterior of a home. A small amount of "leakage" outdoors is not a problem, but the further this signal reaches, the easier it is for others to detect and exploit. Wi-Fi signals often reach across streets and through neighboring homes. When installing a wireless home network, the position of the access point or router determines it's reach. Try to position these devices near the center of the home rather than near windows to minimize this leakage.

5 Ways you lose facebook password

i Since the launch of facebook some years back it has now become one of the leading social network in the world and it is estimated 1 of 14 people in the world are in facebook however we must to take into account that   some of the users of facebook are not genuine users and therefore we must be carefully when using this social network. There are a number o f people including my friends and I have lost facebook passwords. This means someone could have had them or changed them. I have been able to recovery my password and I change it very regally for fear of loosing it once more.
 Below are five ways you and I might loose password this Include:

 Facebook applications and adverts 
In facebook there are many applications that you can receive from friends or the adverts that you see on the left side of the page when you log in to your account. You must be very careful when allowing these applications to take your account information. First you must know that there are from people whom you know very well otherwise you might you might lose your account password.  
 Many people have got virus by clicking on facebook ads and it is your concern to take the necessary step not top click on any adverts you see in facebook. 


Phising for facebook passwords
 Phising is mainly done by people with a wide knowledge in computer; they are the people who know how to come up with fake facebook pages or any other site.  They design an application and send it to your email account and once you have clicked on the link they will send you to a fake login page and take all the passwords and use them for their malicious purposes. So any time you see a link in your email account make sure that it is from facebook. 


Websites integrated with facebook

As we move a head the people become more technical as they come up with a facebook integrated pages.  This are now many and almost every website of a well known company even from blogs   have a facebook integrated  widgets  that are serve one purpose of getting your facebook  password.
Hackers will camouflage a false Facebook login page by making it look like an authentic share button. Click on the fake Facebook button, and you’ll be handing the hacker your credentials.


How do you avoid this scenario? Before visiting any sites, log into Facebook on a separate browser tab. Then, in a new tab, visit these sites and use the Facebook share buttons all you like. Authentic buttons that are plugged into the Facebook API will recognize that you are already authenticated and automatically post.

Desktop and online applications

 Another way we loose password in facebook is when we use the well known applications in facebook like the facebook connect button. These ones allow you to sign in using twitter or facebook the applications are well established and I and you can easily trust them. But for any one application that you can trust it is good to know that there are hundred of them that you do not need to trust, be careful friend you might loose your data. 


Logging to public computers
Most of the people in sub Saharan African use the internet cares or borrow friend’s computers to use it for facebook or checking emails, most of them are at risk of loosing the passwords.
 If you ever use a public computer make sure that   you remove the   tick by clicking in on “Keep me logged in” check box on the facebook login page.



This basically ensures that no matter where else you browse to, or even if you close the Facebook tab, that browser session remains authenticated. Go to any public library where the Internet browser is left open, go to Facebook and more often than not you’ll find that the last person that accessed Facebook is still logged in.

Facebook chat pop ups

Another recent phenomenon to fool people into logging into their Facebook accounts is the fake chat pop-up. These ads are known to clone a Facebook chat pop-up.  It looks like a random person is trying to chat with you from where the Facebook chat is usually located.


If you click on the chat window, it may take you to a Facebook phishing page. Or, it might just be an advertisement for a porn site or other product that you very likely have no interest in.
All of these tactics are now being used by hackers and identity thieves to gain access to your private facebook data. By only logging into your account on the official Facebook site, using third party apps that you know you can trust, and being very careful when you log in at a public computer – you really can ensure that your Facebook account never gets hacked.
Do you know of any other deceptive tactics hackers are using to access Facebook accounts or steal Facebook passwords? Share your own insight in the comments section below.

facebook Virus


Hackers have flooded the Internet with virus-tainted spam that targets Facebook's estimated 400 million users in an effort to steal banking passwords and gather other sensitive information from the users of the largest social network in the world.
The emails tell recipients that the passwords on their Facebook accounts have been reset, urging them to click on an attachment to obtain new login credentials, according to anti-virus software maker McAfee Inc.
If the attachment is opened, it downloads several types of malicious software, including a program that steals passwords
Hackers have long targeted Facebook users, sending them tainted messages via the social networking company's own internal email system. With this new attack, they are using regular Internet email to spread their malicious software.
McAfee estimates that hackers sent out tens of millions of spam across Europe, the United States and Asia since the campaign began on Tuesday.
Dave Marcus, McAfee's director of malware research and communications, said that he expects the hackers will succeed in infecting millions of computers.
"With Facebook as your lure, you potentially have 400 million people that can click on the attachment. If you get 10 percent success, that's 40 million," he said.
The email's subject line says "Facebook password reset confirmation customer support," according to Marcus.

Hide-disable-remove-blogger navbar from your blog


Today we learn hoe to remove the bloger navigation bar but first we must know what a bloger navbar is. A bloger navbar is a bar that allows the viewer to easily navigate to other random blogs from the page he or she is viewing. It also has a feature that allows the user to search the blogs, and mark any blog as a spam 


Despite its many features many people prefer to remove it because they think it spoils the look of a blog, especially if the blog has many different subtitles. Let me come to the actual point on how to disable or hide your bloger navbar.
Let’s go step by step on how to remove it and I have a photo illustration to help you get started.

  • Sigh in to your blogger account and click the layout tab next to your blogger name


  • Next, click the edit HTML tab as shown in the below picture.

  • Add the code that’s is shown in the picture below
#navbar {
height: 0px;
visibility: hidden;
display: none;
}

  • Save the changes
Now, you can see your blog without that navbar (this tip can only hides the navbar, it doesn't completely delete it).If you want the navbar to appear again, just remove that code and save the changes.
If you have any doubts, regarding this post, don’t hesitate to ask. You can ask your doubts via comments to this post.

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25 Things People hate on Facebook

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TAGGED EMAIL SCAM

Ooh my God   if you have received an email like the one below know that he or she is not a friend o you in face book, yahoo, hotmail or any other social network. He she is trying to get you into an attention and sign you to tagged or still some information from you. It is usually a scam by tagged to phish   for more people.
When you enter the information they ask  then you are  one second a head to get sighed up to to a social  website that you may have never imagined of joining , if possible you have entered that information then  all your friends will be  given invitations to join the social website. It is good that you can be able to know who are the real friends of yours that are inviting you to any website.  

It is important also to note any time that you need to go to a website of your bank please never attempt to follow a link in your email. Just type the address on your browser by yourself, if you continue doing that you will one day find yourself in a big problem   as they might take some cash from your credit card without your intention.
Below are actual phishing emails that started circulating in 2007. We have put a warning over the links to the phisher's website.