Laptops With Linux Pre-Installed

Even though the Linux operating system is somewhat more secure than either Windows or even the allegedly “hacker-proof” Mac operating systems, and considerably less expensive to use, it has never been taken up by a significant number or average, every-day users.

Linux has always suffered a bit from being a DIY operating system, with a reputation for requiring some major computer chops ...

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Scam Week – How Scammers Get Paid

When a scammer gets your money, it is usually gone for good.  There are many ways that scammers use to receive payments from their victims, and often they will use methods that are unusual, such as gift cards, bitcoin, or other currency substitutes.

Today I will describe the different payment methods, and what advantages they offer the scammer.  What ...

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Fifty Years of The Internet

Believe it or not, the Internet has been with us for 50 years.  The Internet has its origins in the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), which began operation just over 50 years ago, in October 1969, with only two nodes.  By December there were four nodes, at UCLA, Stanford, UC Santa Barbara, and the University ...

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Tomorrow Is Data Privacy Day

Keeping your information private is nearly impossible these days.  The Internet has turned us all into virtual blabbermouths oversharing everything.  And what we aren’t already sharing with wild abandon is being harvested, parsed, analyzed, stored in endless databases, and sold by big Internet companies.  Then that information is stolen by cyber-criminals and sold on the Dark Web.

The task of keeping our information private seems impossible, but there still are actions ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


Mac users targeted by Lazarus ‘fileless’ Trojan

The Lazarus hacking group are trying to sneak a ‘fileless’ Trojan on to Apple computers, disguised as a fake cryptocurrency trading program.


[Heads-Up] In Just 3 Months, Google Alerted 12,000 People About Phishing Attacks by Nation-States

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) delivered thousands of alerts of ...

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