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Caution: The “Pig Butchering” Phishing Expedition

In the article “Caution: The ‘Pig Butchering’ Phishing Expedition,” I delve into a sophisticated scam I recently discovered through John Oliver’s HBO show. “Pig Butchering” is a phishing scam that merges romance and investment fraud, often involving cryptocurrency. Scammers meticulously build trust over time, aiming to exploit it for financial gain. I emphasize the importance of watching John Oliver’s segment on this topic, as it provides crucial insights into the scam’s workings and its widespread impact. The article outlines practical steps to avoid falling victim to “Pig Butchering,” including skepticism towards unsolicited messages, the importance of research, and never sharing personal or financial information online. Awareness and caution are highlighted as the best defenses against such scams.

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Don’t Take the Bait: The Rising Tide of Phishing Scams

This article discusses the rising threat of phishing scams, particularly through text messages. It provides a detailed guide on how to report phishing texts to Google and your mobile carrier. The article also offers additional tips for avoiding phishing scams, such as being skeptical of unsolicited messages and using a password manager. The key takeaway is to be cautious and not open messages unless you are certain of the sender’s identity.

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The Great Camera Shortcut Adventure

The Camera Shortcut Odyssey: Embarking on a seemingly simple quest to create a Camera app shortcut on Windows 10, I found myself diving deep into the maze of tech troubleshooting. From the missing “Open file location” option to the elusive ms-cam URI, each step presented a new challenge. But with a mix of determination, humor, and a little digital guidance, I navigated the intricacies of Windows 10, finally discovering the magic of the App Explorer. This journey taught me that with perseverance and a dash of curiosity, every tech challenge can become a delightful learning adventure.

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Web Development Security: Personal Plugins and Themes Experience

In the vast world of web development, plugins and themes offer incredible functionality and design enhancements. However, they also present security challenges. Drawing from over twenty-five years in the industry, Charles from CharlesWorks shares personal experiences and insights on navigating these challenges, emphasizing the importance of vigilance and informed decision-making. Dive into this article to learn valuable tips on ensuring website security and making informed choices in the realm of plugins and themes.

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The Web Development Maze: Family or Friends vs Professionals

This article explores the decision-making process when it comes to website design and development – hiring a professional web developer or relying on a tech-savvy family member or friend. It discusses the pros and cons of each option, considering factors like technical proficiency, project timeline, work quality, relationship dynamics, and future support. The piece emphasizes the importance of careful consideration in choosing the right path for web development.

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