Can you believe it’s almost Halloween already? After that comes Thanksgiving and Christmas in short order.
Halloween is my favorite holiday. I look forward to taking my girls trick or treating every year. It won’t be too much longer before my older daughter outgrows trick or treating, although she can’t imagine a time when she won’t want to do that.
Here’s a list of some of the posts from around the Web that I’ve found interesting this month.
The Power of Stumble Upon
One of my favorite blogs about blogging posted another informative article about using Stumble Upon to generate traffic. I wholeheartedly agree with her analysis of how many readers you can discover through Stumble Upon. In the past month, I’ve had more visits from Stumble Upon than from Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest combined. It’s not even close.
I certainly wouldn’t give up other social media and put all my eggs in one basket, but Stumble Upon is an important tool for discovering fantastic content and sharing your own content. In addition to sharing my own posts and other interesting articles on Stumble Upon, I also browse for good articles that I can share on my other social media accounts.
Credit Card Perks
The writer asks his credit card concierge service to pretty outlandish tasks, and I wouldn’t request such oddball stuff from them, such as space travel or help in writing an article. Such services are more appropriate for helping secure concert or theater tickets, restaurant reservations, travel arrangements, gift selections or golf tee times.
Wipe a Few Calories From That Pizza
A Lifehacker posting details about how many calories you can save by blotting your pizza with a napkin.
This seems like a no-brainer to me, though. If I see grease floating on top of a take-out or delivery pizza, I try to blot it off with a paper towel or napkin. Apparently, it saves between 20 and 40 calories per slice. Good to know.
Massive Bank Fraud Botnet Busted
You may have noticed that I take a special interest in malware, scams, hoaxes and urban legends. This month, the U.S. Department of Justice took down a huge botnet responsible for stealing millions from bank accounts.
The Naked Security blog defines a botnet as a “collection of computers in homes and offices around the world that are infected by malware that allows an operator, known as the botherder, to take control of those zombie computers from afar.”
Perpetrators spread this botnet’s payload of Dridex malware through spam emails containing file attachments of Word documents. The emails seemed legitimate enough to convince many people to open the documents, which were infected with macro viruses. Opening the Word documents infected the computers with malware, adding to the botnet.
How About You?
Please share your favorite links from the past month below! I can’t wait to see what you’ve got!
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