Monday, July 7, 2014

Protect Your ATM Account with Your Smartphone

ATM cards let us withdraw cash anytime and anywhere there is an ATM. However, it also makes it easy for thieves to drain your ATM account by cloning your ATM cards through skimming devices and cameras installed on ATMs. While there are ways to protect your online passwords, protecting your ATM card from cloning is a challenge since it is not easy to detect a compromised ATM. I personally have friends that were victims of ATM card cloning.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Are Landlines Becoming More Obsolete?

A few decades ago, telephones played a major role in day-to-day communication. Early mobile phones were not a threat until SMS was introduced, with the Philippines eventually being recognized as the texting capital of the world. It was only in recent years, however, that mobile phones started to replace telephones. What triggered the telephone’s apparent demise?

Monday, June 23, 2014

How I Turned my Old iPod into a Hi-Fi Audio Source

Do you have an old iPod lying around somewhere? Do you know that you can use it to replace the CD player in your hi-fi stereo system and probably not notice the difference?

Friday, June 6, 2014

Thieves Don’t Need To Steal Your Credit Card to Use It

I had a chance to analyze a credit card transaction that was repudiated by the owner and reversed by the bank. Unfortunately, the transaction was reposted after investigation showed that the CVV2 matched.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

My Easy to Prepare Cheesy Pasta Recipe

My son loves the Mac & Cheez instant macaroni from Lucky Me so I created an easy recipe to replace it.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Did our Elevator Fall One and a Half Floors Down?

The elevator was already moving when my wife asked me what floor we are getting off. I just finished replying with ground floor when we heard a loud noise that felt like our car hit a hard metal beneath us, except that we were going up.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Philippine Online Sellers Beware

After posting my previous article, I learned that another online seller was contacted by the scammer. He did not send the item to South Africa as instructed, but she managed to hijack his Paypal account in the process.