Some Simple Reminders about PC/Computer Security

4th Doctor: Scringe stone found in a dead man's pocket? A lost mine? A phony map. Are people still falling for that old guff? I mean, are they? 1st Romana: You mean you didn't believe his story? 4th Doctor:  No. 1st Romana: But he had such an honest face. 4th Doctor: Romana, you can't be … Continue reading Some Simple Reminders about PC/Computer Security

To Russia With Love: Obama and the Ruskies

President Obama's dreadful policies toward Russia allowed Vladimir Putin to regard the United States as an impotent power. The misguided approach started at the beginning of Obama's regime. For example, he surreptitiously sent a letter to the Russians just after taking office, offering to cancel plans to install a missile defense site in Poland and … Continue reading To Russia With Love: Obama and the Ruskies

Chrysler Hacking Recall: Worse than it looks

I remember back in the 80's I was talking to a friend who thought I was being an alarmist when I said that the same internet connection that allows a person on the net could be used by someone else to either read or control your home machine.  Well time for me to be an … Continue reading Chrysler Hacking Recall: Worse than it looks

Car or Cat Litterbox if it’s a computer on the net it’s Hackable

I’m called DaTechGuy. My major in college back in 1985 was computer science, my first job was in the computer field and my last pre-national blogging job was in the computer field. I use computers, I like computer I respect how computers have made life easier. However when I see a story like this there … Continue reading Car or Cat Litterbox if it’s a computer on the net it’s Hackable

It’s not Hacking it’s an affair with a Married Computer

I suspect thousands of unemployed law grads are punching the air while taking a quick refresher on divorce law: Cybercriminals hacked the online dating site for cheaters — and its two-timing subscribers could soon be exposed. A hacking group swiped mounds of data from Ashley Madison, the hookup service for adulterers, and is threating [sic] … Continue reading It’s not Hacking it’s an affair with a Married Computer

Stacy McCain determins without a shadow of a doubt…

...that Barrett Brown is not of Sicilian ancestry: All it took was for one member of the group to be identified as such by law enforcement, at which point they could get a warrant that would permit them to monitor every communication — e-mail, chat, phone, whatever — in which that person engaged, and . … Continue reading Stacy McCain determins without a shadow of a doubt…

It’s that time of year: scam time

Actually every time of year is scam time but with tax time approaching and various stimulus programs being talked about its a good time to think about the many online scams out there to nail you One example: Economic Stimulus Payment Scams Perpetrated via a phishy email or a fraudulent phone call, these scams capitalize … Continue reading It’s that time of year: scam time

And now for something Completely different

An Important announcement for all people like me who have embedded and or posted Monty Python clips over the years direct from the Pythons itself: Brilliant, absolutely brilliant! I'm in favor of anything that leads to new original python stuff such as the clip above.. The page is here. And the Pythons are right it … Continue reading And now for something Completely different

Official spyware?

There has been a lot of loose talk over the years of civil liberties being eroded but this looks like the real thing: THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant. The quietly part really bothers me almost as … Continue reading Official spyware?