Mac Users Beware: Black Hole RAT Backdoor Trojan Now Available

People I know who are Apple users are quick to tell me how much better the Mac platform is, from a security standpoint.  I try to point out that this is more a case of security by obscurity than any real inherent security.  What I mean is this – the Windows environment is a much larger target; there are twenty Windows machines for every Mac.  If you are going to writer code to attack and control computers, why wouldn’t you ...

Continue Reading →
0

Where’s My DVD Player?

Have you ever had your CD or DVD player disappear from your list of drives in Windows Explorer?  Or tried playing a CD or DVD and gotten an error message instead of music or videos?  Here’s a quick Registry hack, courtesy of eSupport.com, that might solve your problem.

Remember, backup the Registry before you begin.  Registry hacks are not a trivial undertaking; if you are not completely comfortable with this process, seek professional help.

  • Log on to Windows by using ...
Continue Reading →
0

Technological Anniversaries

As we look back to the end of 2010, we want to recognize some important, and some not so important, milestones.

25 years ago…1985

  • The movie Back To The Future was released in the summer of 1985.
  • AOL began mailing a never-ending array of CD’s .
  • The Amiga 1000 computer – cost $1295, and came with an 8MHz Motorola processor, 256KB (that’s KILOBYTES, not megabytes or gigabytes)of RAM, and an 880KB floppy drive.
  • The Intel 386 Processor – My first personal computer came with ...
Continue Reading →
0

Senator Ron Paul Speaks About WikiLeaks

Senator Ron Paul is one of a few Washington pundits who is not particularly inflamed by the recent release of secret documents by Wikileaks.  I could comment, but I think I will let Senator Paul speak for himself.

WikiLeaks release of classified information has generated a lot of attention in the past few weeks. The hysterical reaction makes one wonder if this is not an example of killing the messenger for the bad news. Despite what is claimed, the information that ...

Continue Reading →
0

New Social Networking Site YoHolla Pays You

I got an invitation from someone I met who is a networking marketing person.  Evidently there is an upstart Facebook replacement social network site called “YoHolla” that promises to create a residual income stream just for getting your friends to sign up.  I am thinking they still have an uphill battle to replace Facebook, but I suppose there is no harm in signing up with another social network site.  As far as I am concerned, there are two ...

Continue Reading →
0

Send a Card of Thanks to Someone in the Armed Forces

XEROX IS DOING SOMETHING COOL

If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com   you can pick out a thank you card and Xerox will print it and it will be sent to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq . You can’t pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services.  It is FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these?    ...

Continue Reading →
0

Fake Adobe Reader Update Email

I just got this fake Abode Reader update email.  I know this is fake because: 

1 – They don’t send email, they have an automatic updater installed to Windows.

2-  The domain name “2011-adobe-reader.com” is a spoofed domain name that looks like adobe but isn’t.

3- the word “copyright” is misspelled “Copy Rights”.

DO NOT CLICK THE LINK – just delete the email.

See the picture below.

Continue Reading →

0

Happy Birthday Microsoft Windows–25 years old

So as it turns out, this year Microsoft Windows turns 25.  Windows 1.0 was launched in November 20, 1985, and was the first Windows operating system to feature a graphical user interface, and required the use a mouse.  Until then it had all been DOS PCs, or terminals connected to mainframes, and everything was done with keyboard commands using the Function, Alt, and Ctrl keys.  The Mac OS had been released a year earlier.

My first experience with a personal computer ...

Continue Reading →
0

Facebook Privacy–An Oxymoron? Not If You Do A Bit Of Homework

There are 500 million people on Facebook, and nearly all are sharing the small details of their lives with little thought to privacy or security.  For those of you have begun to wonder just how much is too much, here are a few tips for lowering your profile and increasing your privacy on Facebook.

1 – Facebook Places.  Do you really want EVERYONE on the Internet to know where you are at any given moment?  Well that is the default setting ...

Continue Reading →
0

What Happened To My Home Page?

If you have ever opened your browser, and found that the familiar home page (Google, Comcast, MSN, etc.) that is usually displayed has been changed, then it is likely that your home page was “hijacked.”  Usually your home page has been replaced by some questionable web site that provides links to software, service, websites, or products that you have no interest in.  You may also have difficulty navigating to your regular web sites, or to security sites for your anti-virus ...

Continue Reading →
0
Page 98 of 116 «...70809096979899100...»