Category Archives: hackers

Don’t fall for Microsoft Phone Scam

Yet again there is a scam going around where you receive a phone call purportedly from Microsoft or some other official sounding Windows related business. Microsoft will not call you to tell you that you have a problem with your … Continue reading

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Honey net and HoneyMap

I found this site a long time ago but I never posted anything about it until now. It’s an interesting site with interesting graphical representation of live as you see it attacks on computers. Honeynet‘s Honeymap  shows a map of the … Continue reading

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Flame/Skywiper Malware

Today brings the news of a malware attack focused on the middle east and Iran. Two sets of researchers announced their findings today and many antivirus companies announced they now detect it. Not that the infection rate was so high … Continue reading

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Check your computer for this malware

The FBI and Public Safety Canada and other agencies are telling us of a malware infection of  hundreds of thousands of computer with malware that is very hard to remove. With the arrest of a gang of Estonian computer criminals … Continue reading

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Shoot the victims!

In any other context the words in the title would never be what you would do but when it comes to computers and malware it seems to be the first thing every one does. A company gets hacked and they … Continue reading

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Anon vs. China

I woke today to the news of Anonymous, the hacktivist group, having defaced and or knocked off the net almost 500 Chinese government, red army or related web sites. Those that were defaced had instructions on how to use secure … Continue reading

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Computer security: You are not secure

Info in recent days from such sources as the FBI and Microsoft indicate that the security of computer networks is all a facade. The FBI is saying we are losing the security war, that every major company in the US, and … Continue reading

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Hackers winning security war

The annual RSA security conference is on this week and apparently speaker after speaker has been saying that they have been hacked. And it was relentless, not only are they being attacked the main culprit is not the noisy hactivist group Anonymous, … Continue reading

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Windows C runtime vulnerability

OK patch Tuesday this month from Microsoft includes a few patches but the one that sparks the most interest to me is the Windows C runtime library vulnerability. Its a problem in the way it calculates memory to be allocated for media … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s newest and most expensive game ever!

OK this is a bit of a reach but bear with me. Microsoft just released a new extension for Visual Studio 2010 that brings it into the gaming world. No not an extension to make games but an extension to … Continue reading

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