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Never Trust The Cloud. A Cautionary Tale.

The cloud is where it’s at, baby. That’s what big tech companies like Apple and Microsoft would like everyone to believe. Sure, there are advantages to putting your stuff in the cloud, like not losing it if your phone is lost or stolen, or your laptop hard drive crashes. Now that one of the largest […]

I Don’t Want Your Stinking App!

I may have been a bit behind-the-times since I started using a phone to browse the internet just two years ago. I still prefer my PC when it comes to doing just about anything, but I can’t deny the usefulness of being able to access the net just about anywhere I can get cell service. […]

Details of TJX Hacking Fiasco Come To Light

Law enforcement has managed to round up 11 criminals who were behind the massive computer hacking scheme that resulted in the theft of millions of credit and debit card numbers as well as other personal information from retail giant TJX. Back when I first learned about the scheme, I posted that TJX needed a good […]

Serious Internet Bug Causes Concern

News has been coming out on some of the big media sites (see CNN) about a serious flaw that allows hackers to control how traffic is routed on the internet. I’m not sure what took the media so long to catch this story, but this is something that has been known for a while, and […]

Online News Outlets: Smarten Up!

How many times have you clicked on a link to a news story and then ended up at the brick wall that is the “Register” page? It happens to me all the time. I’m a regular reader of the Drudge Report, and as most Internet users know, that site contains many links to various news […]

Viagra Spammer Defeats Comcast Anti-Spam Filter

When high-speed Internet was introduced in my area about 6 years ago, I was thrilled to finally dump my slow dial-up service. There was one thing, however, that I really missed about my old dial-up service. I was getting my dial-up service from Earthlink (formerly Mindspring) back then and they had a very nice spam […]

An E-Mail That Deserves To Be Deleted

I got an e-mail yesterday that was obviously an attempt to infect my PC with something. A few years ago that something would very likely be a run-of-the-mill virus. These days however, it is more likely to be some kind of trojan program that would allow some hacker somewhere to turn my PC into a […]

Getting A Lot of Spam Lately?

Maybe you have not noticed an increase in e-mail spam over the last week or two because you get so much of it under normal circumstances, but I can tell you that there has been a virtual storm of e-mail spam going on. I can always tell when this happens because a few spam messages […]

More Scam E-Mail Messages

It’s been a while since I have posted any information regarding e-mail scams. Frankly, I just got a bit sick of the same old scams arriving in my inbox all the time and I shut off the e-mail account that was attracting most of it. Just today one of my other e-mail accounts picked up […]

UK Lottery Scam E-Mail

Since I have eliminated most of my e-mail addresses that were receiving lots of spam, I was a bit surprised to see a new scam e-mail show up at one of my e-mail addresses. I have heard about these lottery scams before and have even received a few of them in the past, but this […]