Latest Hack – Spam Designed to Look Like Outlook Message

If you use Microsoft Outlook for reading your email, you will want to be on the lookout for an email message that appears to be generated by the Microsoft Outlook application.  It asks you to click on a link to “reconfigure your settings.”  This is not possible in the first place, and will instead take you to a website that will attempt to download and install some form of malware to take control of your computer and steal your information.

Those ...

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Fall 2009 Community Education Classes

Many of you have asked for the Expression Web schedule, and some of you have expressed interest in the LinkedIn (Social Networking and Blogging) class that I will be teaching.  A few of you are looking for other classes that I teach.

Well here they all are, listed below.

 

Days Dates Time Course Title Location
         
Monday 9/28/2009 6-9 pm Web Design with Expression Web Stillwater – Boutwells
Thursday 10/1/2009 6-9 pm Web Design with Expression Web Stillwater – Boutwells
Monday 10/5/2009 6-9 pm Web Design with Expression Web Stillwater – Boutwells
Thursday 10/8/2009 6-9 ...
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Yahoo Unveils New Portal Page

Yahoo released its quarterly financials and a spanking new portal page (www.yahoo.com) to go with it, as an offering of sorts to investors who were disappointed with the financials.  Well – it’s something, I guess.

I just can’t get worked up about portal pages, I don’t care if it’s Comcast (my ISP), MSN, Yahoo, or whoever.  I do have a Yahoo ID, (bobwyzguy) which is a relic from an job long lost where we used Yahoo IM to keep ...

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Please – If You Must Forward That Email…

Dear Email Forwarders – (you know who you are)

I get a number of emails every week from people I know and friends who are email forwarders – you know what I’m talking about.  It’s usually something patriotic, political, humorous, or possibly a health tip.

For some reason this stuff is always written in some really gigantic goofy font, usually in color, SOMETIMES IN ALL CAPITALS.

Please stop.  I am not visually impaired, and if I was I still wouldn’t need it that ...

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Koobface Worm Spreads to Twitter

The Koobface worm that made the rounds via Facebook earlier this year has spread to Twitter.  Twitter followers are receiving tweets with an embedded TinyURL link that reroutes users to the AdultFriendFinder website or another site that entices users to download an infected video file.  As usual, the vigilant will avoid clicking on embedded links, even if sent on a friend’s account.

If you think you have been infected with malware through Facebook or Twitter, it is best to act quickly.  ...

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I Am Lucky

I cannot believe my good fortune. in the last week I have been awarded two huge sums of money in two different European lotteries.

Last week I got an email from Mrs.Hall of the UNITED NATIONS (!) advising me that I have been awarded $1.950,000,000 by MICROSOFT of all things. That’s right 1.95 BILLION dollars!! I guess I ought to lend some of it to Obama to help pay for the banks and automobile companies he and the ...

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Smackdown!! Google vs. Microsoft

You probably have already heard, but Google has entered the operating system marketplace with a Chrome (browser) based operating system for use in netbooks and tablet systems, and is promising to develop it for the laptop market as well.

This puts them in direct competition with Microsoft again, but this time in the center of the computer universe, in the operating system, the core software that makes computers run. Google already owns the search space, which Microsoft keeps trying to ...

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New Twist on Nigerian Email Scam

Users of Yahoo, Hotmail, and other similar services need to be on guard for realistic emails supposedly coming from Yahoo or Hotmail, whoever your email provider is, requesting you to “confirm your account” or similar nonsense.  Basically you give them your user name and password on a realistic looking fake web site, and these fraudsters take over your email account, change the password, and then send a plea for money to everyone in your address book.

I got an email today ...

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Pre-order Windows 7 Upgrade Before July 11

Windows 7 can be preordered before July 11 at a considerable savings.  The Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade is available for $49.99 and the Professional Upgrade version is $99.99.  This has to be a straight upgrade from similar version of Windows Vista.  Won’t work with XP, and this software will not let you perform a full install unless you have a valid copy of Vista installed on the PC, or a copy of the Vista installation CD available during installation.

This ...

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