Archive for March, 2010
There’s nothing worse than having to get down behind your desk, memorize where all the wires go, and hope you can get them all back where they belong.
Except maybe paying too much for the repair once you get it to the store.
It’s time you stopped lugging your computer around town trying to find someone to fix it and take advantage of the latest software and services that lets the technician come to you – remotely.
With the advances in technology and the tools that are available, taking your computer to the shop is becoming a thing of the past. A technician More >
I can remember when I was in school having a large report due the next day that I had hardly worked on. It is one of those times that I stayed up all night getting it typed up. I decided to sleep for an hour and then wake up, print it out, and be to school on time to turn it in.
I woke up a little before class and went to print my report. To my surprise, the report would not print! Something was wrong with the printer!
I know you all have had similar experiences when you needed something printed More >
One of the most annoying problems you could have with your computer is that the internet stops working. All we ever want to do is just check our email and get some work taken care of. Let’s get straight to the point. It is a rather simple problem; there are a few steps you should take to fix the problem or find out who you need to talk to.
- Restart your computer. If some glitch happened (not uncommon with computers!), restarting your computer should fix it.
- Check your firewall. Sometimes your internet can get blocked in your firewall.
- The easiest way to check the More >
FBI Director Robert Mueller gave a speech to an Internet security conference yesterday where he voiced his concerns over Internet threats and gave a bold warning of the importance of security at all levels, from the government to the home user.
“Terrorists have shown a clear interest in pursuing hacking skills and they will either train their own recruits or hire outsiders with an eye toward combining physical attacks with cyber attacks,” Mueller said.
He noted a cyber attack could have the same impact as a “well-placed bomb.”
Mueller did not specify a particular government, but did state that there are nations out More >
The Mariposa botnet has 13 million computers under its control. These computers have been tasked to do the usual botnet thing. You know, steal information including banking information, credit cards, and usernames and passwords.
Having 13 million computers under your control is pretty amazing, but what astonishes me is the tool used to take over these computers. Mariposa is based on the Butterfly botnet kit which can be easily purchased online.
What makes this tool unique is that you can’t classify Mariposa as a virus or a Trojan. It is whatever the hackers command it to be.
3 people have been arrested in More >
A scammer, posing as a grandson, gets a grandmother to willingly give up thousands of dollars in one of the new scams that is becoming more popular amongst scam artists.
Here’s what happened: Earlier this week a supposed Grandson called his Grandmother, out of the blue, to ask for money because he got arrested at the Winter Olympics in Canada and needs $3000 for bail. Grandma feels bad, and because it is time sensitive, sends the money right away only to find out that her real Grandson never called at all.
This begs the question, “How did the scammer find out the More >
Virus news is almost a daily occurrence now. I don’t think I have passed a day that there hasn’t been some kind of virus attack. You would think by now we could figure out how handle viruses better, but as we all know, hackers are always one step ahead.
Last week, a well-known Utah based website, KSL.com, was part of a virus attack that infected visitors who went to that site. What this means is that every person that went to that website was subject to a virus infection.
When visiting the site, a box would appear warning the visitor that they More >
Just when you thought it was safe to tell the world who you are and that you are not at home, a website comes along and tries to show us how dangerous it is.
Do you leave tweets or Facebook updates telling people that you are somewhere other than your home? If so, chances are that more than just your friends know. A new website called Please Rob Me is out scouring the social network community and finding those users that tell their friends that they are at the movies, or out getting a coffee, or went to lunch with someone, More >