While doing some troubleshooting on my home Internet, I decided to run a trace route to Google. To my surprise that only lasted 3 hops. My traffic never left Fidelity Communications network, which leads me to wonder… Why is Fidelity Communications routing my Google (and some other?) traffic to a server on their network rather than out to the Internet where it belongs?
Fidelity Communications Reply 11/15/2013:
According to our Network Operations Center, Fidelity utilizes a Google Cache for content delivery. Original content is hosted within data centers at Google and replicated to the closest cache the original request is from.
Educate and protect yourself from Phishing attempts.
What is Phishing?
Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing)
How can I tell if a website is Phishing for my private information?
The following link will present you with an image of various websites. Can you tell if it is a real site or if it is a phishing website? Underneath the image, are two buttons, Phish and Real. You will receive a score at the end of this short quiz (14 images) and an explanation of why some of the sites in the images are Phishing attempts and are not authentic sites.
Here’s the link to the short 14 image quiz based on Website Phishing attempts:
Here’s another short 10 image quiz based on Email Phishing attempts (Click “Start The Test”, then Review each image and choose Legitimate or Phishing at the top):
Good luck and I hope this quiz will help you to better identify when you may be a victim of phishing attempts.
Me playing Bass and Electric Guitar.. Couldn’t get drums to record well without distorting the whole thing and didn’t really want to spend the time tweaking the mixer, so I took them out.. Listened to the song (and a few others) then later decided to pick up the guitar and this is what came out.. I’m sure it’s not absolutely correct, but I think it’s a good first effort.. No notes, no tabs, the best way to play IMHO.
Click here for the audio… DiamondEyes-short (RayzurRockin)