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Pay Up or Your Computer Gets It!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish all of you a Happy New Year.  One thing that will not change in the new year is cyber-crime.  Right now there is a new ransom-ware virus program.  Ransom-ware is software that you are tricked into running on your system and it then holds the system ransom until you pay the crooks money.   It is basically kidnapping but with your computer as the object.  The BitDefender...

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Squirming Polticians (You got to love it!)

There is only one thing more fun that watching our politicians squirm when they get caught in dirty play and that is watching someone else’s politicians get caught.  This time the country is South Korea and the politician is ruling Grand National Party (GNP) Representative Choi Ku-sik who is the head of the party’s public affairs office and a campaign communications director for the GNP’s mayoral nominee. According to both the Korea...

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Politicians make hay while the cyber war shines

God save us because the presidential hopefuls have discovered computer security as a topic.  What does this mean?  At the Republican debates sponsored by CNN on November 22, 2011, Newt Gingrich said that he views cyber attacks as one of three major security threats that the US is currently unprepared to deal with. Herman Cain who actually knows computer programming said that he sees cyber attacks as a national security threat that we are...

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The Stealing Season

It is that time of year again where people open their hearts and wallets. Unfortunately the crooks are standing there with their hands in your wallet and they don’t care about your heart only what they can steal. Due to the Wild West mentality of the Internet where anything goes and nothing matters except what you can get away with coupled with the international financial meltdown even legitimate companies are looking a little...

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