For The People? Or For The Cellular Companies?

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Protect your password: Facebook users beware

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Yet another password-stealing scam is making its way around the Internet, according to security-software provider McAfee. This one targets Facebook users. Fake e-mails that appear to come from the social network do something Facebook would never do: They “alert” you that Facebook has changed your password.

The e-mail asks you to click on an attachment to access the new password, but what you’ll get instead is a password stealer that can grab not only your Facebook user name and password, but potentially any other user name/password combination on your computer.

To see an example of one e-mail involved in the Facebook Password Reset Scam, take a look at this alert from McAfee. And follow the safety advice we provide in our Guide to Online Security.

—Donna Tapellini

Daily Dispatch: Ex-auto dealer disables 100+ cars; Almost 1 in 3 Americans have a smart phone

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Combing through hundreds of blog posts and news articles daily, Dirk Klingner, our technology-trend watcher, sifts through the noise to bring you the tech news most important to consumers. If you have a tip on a story you want to share, leave a comment below.

AOL Autos debuts official iPhone app for new car shoppers (Autoblog)

…It basically takes all of that research you did at home on your computer and crams it into a mobile app that goes with you. That way you can visit a dealership armed with all of that information about pricing and options at your finger tips.

Deep Discounts On Smartphones Drive U.S. Adoption Rates To Nearly A Third (paidContent.org)

…The report found that smartphones are now in the hands of about 31 percent of the U.S. population, growing from only 23 percent in the year-ago period.

Disgruntled Ex-Auto Dealer Employee Hacks Computer System To Disable Over 100 Cars (Techdirt)

…Then he discovered he could pull up a database of all 1,100 Auto Center customers whose cars were equipped with the device. He started going down the list in alphabetical order, vandalizing the records, disabling the cars and setting off the horns.

Lighter side: Letterman Tries to Make Fun of Twitter on Top Ten List (Mashable)

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Daily electronics deals

Today's electronics deals, courtesy of The Consumerist:

  • PC Connection Express: Sony 32" 720p LCD HD Monitor w/ Speakers for $349.95 w/ Free Shipping
  • Buy.com : Kingston 4GB Blue Mini Flash Drive for $9.99 w/ Free Shipping
  • Amazon : Kensington Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse for $9.99 + $2.79 Shipping
  • HP: HP xb4 Notebook Media Docking Station 50% off
  • OfficeMax: Acer 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor $130
  • Newegg: Panasonic Viera HDTV's on Sale for $700

Suds episode 4- Close encounters of the weird kind

Leonel meets the aliens aboard their ship. Samantha and Dale search Leonel’s house fearing he fell off the roof installing an antenna.

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