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...
Time to Switch Antivirus Programs?

Time to Switch Antivirus Programs?

Until now, Russian hacking attempts have been aimed at the finances of ordinary users. But with the worsening political relations between our countries, that has changed. As a result of the latest disturbing revelations, perhaps it’s time to stop using Kaspersky...
Who Will Teach the Robots?

Who Will Teach the Robots?

Artificial intelligence has made some incredible strides lately. Self-driving cars, talking virtual assistants, interconnected appliances and humanoid robots are no longer the stuff of sci-fi, but are becoming part of the human landscape. Researchers are excited...
Spelling Domain Names Right is Vital

Spelling Domain Names Right is Vital

Spelling is important on the Internet, but not just to make users look smart. Misspellings in messages may be embarrassing but a mistake in the various codes that manage the software that run the internet can have disastrous consequences. A single misplaced character...