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...
New Threats to Macintosh Security

New Threats to Macintosh Security

Since the dawn of personal computers, one premium brand has consistently stayed at the forefront in terms of ease of use, graphics, and other user-friendly features. This brand has been so successful that it almost defined what the personal computer is and can be...
Tax Scam Season Is Here

Tax Scam Season Is Here

Like an early sign of spring, the tax scammers and would-be defrauders are already spreading their evil lies all across the land. And this year, they’ve gotten an early start and seem worse than ever. The IRS says that phishing scams – using email supposedly...
Even Big-Name Sites Are Unsafe

Even Big-Name Sites Are Unsafe

What do the NY Times, the BBC, Newsweek, The Hill,Β  MSN, AOL, the Weather Network, the NFL, and Realtor.com all have in common? Their popular websites recently served up ads that stealthily try to infect visitors computers with ransomware and other nastiness. The...