Posts regarding security and disaster prevention for all platforms.
Well, this is great news.. The FBI has arrested ‘several’ ‘botherders. These are the people who use malicious software to gain control of home, business and institutional computers. Their task is made easier by the millions of small businesses and home users who do not keep their computers adequately secured. Continue reading
Depending on where you live, how busy the local cops and prosecuter are, and your overall luck, freeloading on an open wifi connection could cost you dearly.
A guy in Michigan was spotted using a local cafe’s wireless. From the description, it doesn’t sound like he was a bad guy – volunteer firefighter, secretary for a bagpipe band.. It also sounds like the cafe owner wasn’t all that worried about the access. Continue reading
Uh-oh – If you are running certain extensions with Firefox, you could be vulnerable to hacking. According to the story below, the vulnerablity comes into play in a wireless environment or if your wired router still has the default passwords. Continue reading
I started to do some research into scumware. It’s a real mess. To understand scumware, you first have to understand the small web publisher. Continue reading