When Bandits Strike

When Bandits Strike

UPDATE: This morning after the DDOS attack, the active steps taken to foil the interference due to the assault seem to be successful. Initial analysis of events has just begun. However, just like climate change, cyberattacks are now part of the new normal. And as...
Beware shame extortion scam emails

Beware shame extortion scam emails

What are the people in this photo looking at with such concern?  It could be a lot of things, but this month it’s a good bet one of them received a porn extortion scam email, and they’re trying to decide just how much they should freak out. This scam has...
Cover that Camera!

Cover that Camera!

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg does it. Former FBI Director James Comey does it, too. And SWCP Vice President Jamii Corley has been doing it for decades. They all cover up the lens of the camera in their laptop to make sure that someone is not spying on them with...
Meltdown and Spectre – and Now More

Meltdown and Spectre – and Now More

UPDATE: Meltdown and Spectre are critical security flaws in Intel chips, but recently 18 or so similar problems have been found in AMD chips. As Intel produces 77% of the world’s computer processors and AMD the other 22%, this means basically that virtually all...
Reasons to Use Ad Blockers

Reasons to Use Ad Blockers

Surfing the web these days is more like trying to navigate a crowded bazaar than gliding through refreshing vistas of good content. Everywhere you turn there is advertising in your face; banner ads, moving ads, talking ads, all seeking to steal your attention from...