Easter Egg Hunting– Not Just for Kids

Easter Egg Hunting– Not Just for Kids

When most people hear the term “Easter Egg” they think of little chocolate eggs hidden for children to find as part of the Easter or springtime tradition in Western society. These kinds of Easter eggs, or Paschal Eggs, are linked to the Christian observation of Lent during which eggs were forbidden. However, in the world of technology the moniker “Easter egg” is used to describe an inside joke or secret in an interactive space– such as a computer game or on the web. This post will reveal some fun technical “Easter Eggs” you can hunt for right at home! Read more

FixMeTip: How to Recognize a Catfish

FixMeTip: How to Recognize a Catfish

This week’s FixMeTip is geared towards recognizing a “catfish”. A catfish is essentially a fake profile, someone professing online to be someone they are not. More broadly, catfishing refers to deceptive activity on the internet for nefarious purposes. In our blog post this week, we highlighted how these schemes are similar to other online scams—they work because they operate off of an assumption of trust. At FixMeStick, we’d like to keep you up to date on all kinds of online threats.
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