“Did you order anything lately?” my wife asked me. “Not that I can think of,” I said. “We got this e-mail about a FedEx package that they couldn’t deliver on the 17th,” she said. “It has a ‘print receipt’ button.” Don’t click on that button.
PC Mag has some advice about ransomware. The most important bit of advice is to have a secondary machine that you can use to go get help.
Hackers are stealing Yahoo accounts by sending messages containing malicious web page links. The message looks like a link to a web page on MSNBC. But if an unsuspecting user clicks on it, it redirects to another page that steals the e-mail account, allowing the hacker to use the account to send spam, or grab [...]
Windows XP users, and those running something older than IE9 on newer versions of Windows need to apply this fix immediately.
Linus Torvalds is sick of the gimmicks, and he’s really sick of laptops sporting cheap 720p displays. He wants high-resolution (2560×1600, or even 2048×1536) displays to become standard. Having seen an Ipad with a 2048×1536 display in person recently, I agree.
There’s a crazy rumor going around saying that the government didn’t do much of anything to create the Internet, and that private industry did it all. I remember the Internet before the private sector got involved in it. I was there.
This is a companion piece to Ken Floro’s The Southside Cavaliers vs. Vanishing Tom. I’m trying my best to write in someone else’s style and not get my keyboard (among other things) handed to me. In Ken’s story, I’m Hacker Dave. I accidentally spent my 16th birthday with Vanishing Tom. We both attended a school-sponsored [...]
You may have a question about open-source licenses on your CISSP exam. I don’t remember the specifics and wouldn’t be able to repeat them anyway, but I had a question on my exam where knowing the differences was helpful in finding the right answer. And I had to deal with an issue this past week [...]
John C Dvorak lamented last week about slow web browsers. I’m working on a cure.