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Was My Gmail Hacked This Morning?

Was My Gmail Hacked This Morning?

I really thought that was the case when I saw a bunch of emails marked as read when I know for sure I hadn’t opened them. I was in a 3 hour meeting. My first thought was to check to see if anyone else is logged into my Gmail account elsewhere right now. You can […]

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Digsby – Not My Favorite Instant Messenger Right Now

Digsby – Not My Favorite Instant Messenger Right Now

I famously proclaimed that Digsby is my favorite instant messenger in this blog post. Digsby is a free instant messaging client that offered support for multiple instant messaging support including Gtalk, Yahoo, MSN, AIM, etc. It also stodd out by offering support to social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc making it a one-stop […]

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How to Remove PC AntiSpyware 2010?

How to Remove PC AntiSpyware 2010?

A long time reader of ShanKrila and a blogging friend of mine, Jeanne Dininni of Writer’s Notes contacted me yesterday by email with a computer question. I’ve been battling a “PC Antispyware 2010” computer infestation. Don’t know whether you’re familiar with it or not, but I was hoping that maybe you’d be able to give […]

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A Good Proxy to Get around Blocked Sites

We have previously looked at some good proxies to get around blocked websites. Some readers in the comments have said some of the php based proxies don’t work anymore. It is a reality that most of the social networking sites are blocked in most work and school places. I am not here to argue the […]

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PassPack Gets Secure Sharing & More Features

PassPack Gets Secure Sharing & More Features

Passpack is an online password manager and I consider it simply the best one at it. I have used it since its infancy and trust with all but my most sensitive passwords. If you are new to PassPack, I have written a few articles on Passpack and welcome you to read them if you like […]

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Comodo Pro License Giveaway Reminder

Comodo Pro License Giveaway Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the Comodo Internet Security Pro giveaway is coming to an end tomorrow night. If you have subscribed to ShanKrila by RSS or email, just email the secret word you see in the feed (you can’t miss it) to shankrila20 at gmail dot com. And you will be entered in the […]

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Comodo Internet Security PRO License Giveaway

Comodo Internet Security PRO License Giveaway

I am really happy to announce a huge giveaway here in ShanKrila. Yes, I am giving away 30 Comodo Internet Security licenses with LivePCSupport – about $1200 value! Comodo Internet Security PRO A great anti-virus and firewall package that is available as FREE as well as a PRO version. So, what do you get with […]

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Comodo LivePCSupport – Your Personal Tech Support

Comodo LivePCSupport – Your Personal Tech Support

Comodo Internet Security is a free anti-virus and personal firewall program. I did a detailed review on the Comodo Security Suite a few weeks back. Comodo Internet Security PRO In addition to offering a free version, Comodo offers a PRO version that includes TrustConnect and LivePCSupport. TrustConnect is a Internet security add-on ($49 value) protects […]

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Your Quick Guide to the Conficker Worm

Your Quick Guide to the Conficker Worm

If you haven’t heard of the Conficker worm, it is the next big one that’s being talked about after the Sasser worm from a few years back. What is Conficker? Conficker worm has been circulating in the Internet since October/November of 2008. And it has been seeing variants and some as recently as February. The […]

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MySpace Boots 90000 Sex Offenders in 2 Years

MySpace Boots 90000 Sex Offenders in 2 Years

MySpace.com isn’t going anywhere even though Facebook.com has been growing significantly. There is a great number of people who have profiles on MySpace and have a huge list of friends. MySpace has been in the news before due to MySpace private profiles being unsecure. Today, they are in the news because they got the word […]

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MySpace Launches Profile Version 2.0

Yes, that’s right. I’m talking about MySpace.com. In spite of newer social networking platforms gaining ground, MySpace.com still remains a force to be reckoned with in the social networking arena and they deserve some attention. If you are wondering, I don’t have a MySpace page but a few of my friends do. Plus, a post […]

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Passpack Integrates OpenID, Google & Windows Live

My favorite online password manager Passpack has just taken a step in the right direction with support for OpenID. For those who haven’t heard of Passpack, it is an online password manager that lets you securely store your passwords in an encrypted manner whose is known only to you. It is a very secure service […]

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Clean Sweep Your Computer with Anti-Malware Toolkit

Clean Sweep Your Computer with Anti-Malware Toolkit

I use a selective number of tools that are in my system cleanup arsenal to clean our computers and friend’s computers. Even with an efficient Virus scanner, a Firewall and a resident Spybot malware checker, some malware sneak into our computer sometimes. I have the habit of keeping these programs in my flash drive so […]

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How to Spot a Fake PayPal Email – Part Deux

Phishing, pronounced just like fishing, is a term you must be aware if you use the Internet for any kind of sensitive transactions.  You could be at risk of a phishing attack if you use online accounts such as Paypal or your bank account, credit card account, etc. Quoting Wikipedia, Phishing is the criminally fraudulent […]

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How To Spot a Fake PayPal Email

Can you spot a fake email when you see one? Especially, one that might be trying to steal your PayPal login information. Here is an email that I received, at first look, from PayPal. It warns me if i didn’t sign in and update my billing information, my account might even be deleted! As authentic […]

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