Rogue Security Software – “Scareware”

One of the more common viral or spyware infections I see more of is the installation of rogue or fake anti-virus or anti-spyware programs. These have been called “scareware” programs by some, because they work by “scaring” you into purchasing their security “solution.” They generally start out as an e-mailed invitation (SPAM) to run a free security scan, with a link that takes you to a web site. When you go to this web site and run the ...
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Drive-By Trojan Downloader Compromises Security

One of my collegues sent a link to a BBC article about the Sinowal Trojan horse , which is also known as Torpig and Mebroot. This trojan installs itself on victims’ computers when they simply visit certain web sites, and collects banking and credit card information and reports back to the what appear to be eastern European and Russian criminal gangs, such as the Russin Business Network. Links to the article are here.

Your best form of protection ...

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Domain Name Phishing Scam

I received information of a massive ‘phishing’ scam that is taking place on the Internet today. This attack is not on WyzHost’s network, services or your account with us, but we feel it is significant enough to help protect you through awareness. The attack description is below:
An e-mail will show up appearing as if it is from support@networksolutions.com. It will indicate that your domain name has already expired. The e-mail asks the user to click on a link, ...

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Domain Name Phishing Scam

I received information of a massive ‘phishing’ scam that is taking place on the Internet today. This attack is not on WyzHost’s network, services or your account with us, but we feel it is significant enough to help protect you through awareness. The attack description is below:

An e-mail will show up appearing as if it is from support@networksolutions.com. It will indicate that your domain name has already expired. The e-mail asks the user to click ...

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Inmates Running the Asylum – Your Tax Dollars At Work

Sorry to put a financial/economic article in my blog but we need to know this.

The insane are running this country!  We are now insuring deposits up to 250,000 but this expires on 12/31/09 the end of THIS YEAR! – Info comes straight out of the FDIC information sent to the bank’s!

Basic Coverage for all depositors:
1.Until December 31, 2009: Under 12 C.F.R. 330.1(n)-Standard maximum deposit
Insurance amount, referred to as "the SMDIA" hereafter, means $250,000 adjusted ...

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Why Are You Still Branding AOL, gmail, or Comcast On Your Business E-Mail?

This is a rant.  This really bugs me!  I can not for the life of me figure out why anyone sending business e-mail is doing it from an account on AOL, Hotmail, gmail, Comcast, ATT.net, or any other ISP.  This goes double for those of you (and you ought to know who you are) that have a perfectly valid registered domain name that your web site is hanging out on.

Well, I do know the reason.  It’s something like ...

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Fun with .htaccess files

Chris Hanscom, aka Veign, a Microsoft MVP and frequent contributor to the Microsoft Expression Web Group, recently posted some links to further information about using the .htaccess file to customize some web site functions, like setting password protected areas or generating custom error (404) pages

If you are on a Linux server then you can use an htaccess file.

htaccess:
http://www.veign.com/blog/2007/01/on-linux-server-then-see-what-htacc…

htaccess Generator: http://cooletips.de/htaccess/
.HTACCESS files useful tips and tricks: http://www.garnetchaney.com/htaccess_tips_and_tricks.shtml

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Quincy’s Steak & Spirits

I don’t usually do restaurant reviews in this space, but I had an exception experience last week.

Cheri and I were visiting Leadville Colorado last week and the conductor on the Leadville to Climax Railway recommended Quincy’s.  All they do is Filet Mignon.  That’s it – Filet Mignon (and vegetarian lasagna for the meat free) Monday through Thursday.  Friday through Sunday it’s Prime Rib – but that’s it.

When you do one thing only, usually it is ...

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Apple – The Golden God Has Feet Of Clay

Microsoft bashing is a popular past time, which I admit to participating in myself.  And yet, I am a Windows guy, I run Vista and like it, or at least don’t hate it.  My limited experiences with the Apple OS have not impressed me that much – not better, just different, and somewhat confusing, at least in the learning stages.

One of the issues that seems to pop up when I am supporting my Windows customers is the ...

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BotNets On The Rise

Here is a heart-warming tidbit from Mike Masnick at Good Morning Silicon Valley

Zombies rising: Be very afraid — or at least be very vigilant. The Shadowserver Foundation, whose self-described mission is to "gather intelligence on the darker side of the Internet," says the number of zombies, or hijacked computers, rose threefold to more than 450,000 in the past three months. The zombies become part of botnets, or groups of computers that can be used ...

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