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July 4th 2018 in General

After 19 years, my first award being in October 1999, I decided, this year, to not apply to renew my MVP status. The computer world is very different to what it was back when I was first awarded. Back then, Windows 98 was the current operating system, and Internet Explorer was at version 5.  Internet […]

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Bigpond Phishing Email

June 12th 2018

Yeah, nah.

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Vale Stephen “StepTo” Toulouse

November 1st 2017

https://www.engadget.com/2017/10/26/stepto-stephen-toulouse/

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Fake Westpac email

November 1st 2017

Note the URL:

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Chrome extensions transforming into adware

July 14th 2017

Recent incident: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/-particle-chrome-extension-sold-to-new-dev-who-immediately-turns-it-into-adware/ Such trickery has been going on for years.  Google changed its policy back in 2014 so that extensions could only be ‘single purpose’ but that hasn’t stopped it. Reality is, although Chrome does prompt the user to accept new permissions if a previously innocuous extension has been updated to introduce advertising functionality, […]

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Ransomware… again…

June 28th 2017

Microsoft released patches against the infamous Wannacrypt (SMB) vulnerability for older operating systems going back to Windows XP. Get them from the Microsoft website: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/05/12/customer-guidance-for-wannacrypt-attacks/ They later issued warning about “potential nation state activity” and issued additional security patches. Again, get them from the Microsoft website. Those patches can be found at the URL below. […]

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Yeah… nah.

May 17th 2017
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ALERT – StrawberryNet.Com is revealing the name, addresses and phone numbers associated with a purchaser’s email address without authentication

May 3rd 2017

If you, your family or friends have used that website, please warn them. Here is what happens: Go to the website and put anything into the shopping cart. Click “checkout”. Enter an email address when prompted. If the email address is already in their database the name, address and phone number associated with that email […]

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