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October 03, 2008
-Comcast's new Data Usage Guessing Game is the last straw
On October 1, 2008, Comcast's new Acceptable Use Policy placed a 250 GB monthly transfer cap on their internet service. If you should exceed this limit your service could be...
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June 11, 2007
-They're Listening To Your Cellphone
Last month CNN warned of malware that is circulating that can be used to spy on you through your cellphone. Almost always installed without the user's knowledge, snoopware can be...
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June 09, 2007
-Microsoft's IIS Makes Malware Authors Happy
Google's Online Security Blog claims that Microsoft IIS servers are more than twice as likely to be used to deliver malware to visitors. We examined about 70,000 domains that over...
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May 03, 2007
-Dell Offering Ubuntu? Too Little, Too Late?
InfoWorld reports that Dell will begin offering Ubuntu preinstalled on some of its computers in place of Windows. But is this move too little, too late? All the PC OEMs...
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February 27, 2007
-Microsoft: You might be a pirate
Microsoft has released an update to Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA,) an anti-piracy tool Microsoft requires be installed to download updates from the company. The update flags installations of Windows as...
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January 02, 2006
-WMF exploits show the weaknesses OR why you shouldn't use a free anti-virus
YOUR COMPUTER WILL BE INFECTED IF YOU DON'T ACT NOW! All versions of Microsoft Windows including Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, and XP are known to be vulnerable to a...
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October 23, 2005
-The Microsoft Protection Racket
John C. Dvorak's latest column, The Microsoft Protection Racket is a must read. Excerpt: Microsoft has stayed away from the antivirus, antispyware game for a long time because it knew...
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August 17, 2005
-Avoid the Dell Hell
I've blogged about my poor experiences with Dell a few times in the past but don't just take my words for it. You really MUST read Jeff Jarvis' Dell Hell...
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February 22, 2005
-The Dummies* Guide to Podcasting
After being constantly harassed to explain podcasting to friends and others I'd figured I could write a post explaining the concept and include instructions and links to everything to get...
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January 12, 2004
-Change your passwords!
If you have been using the same password on every web store, every community, and web site that requires registration you might think you're making your life less complicated by...
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January 11, 2004
-Rich and Famous Gaming Laptops For MUCH Less
A couple weeks ago I wrote about L's Computers For The Rich and Famous and mentioned the 17" Hollywood Extreme that my friend ordered. Well, I borrowed his earlier this...
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December 18, 2003
-More New Google Features
Google quietly introduced a few new features this month. I think the most useful of these is the Search By Numbers feature. With it you can enter a UPS or...
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December 10, 2003
-Computers For The Rich and Famous
If you are serious about computers and gaming then you will have to spend some time alone with the web site I'm about to show you. Seriously. I've passed on...
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December 09, 2003
-Can Spam Act of 2003
The U.S. House of Representatives approved Congress' final version of the Can Spam Act of 2003, sending the landmark anti-spam legislation to the White House for President Bush's promised signature....
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October 08, 2003
-The latest fad
August was the month of the worms. September was the month of the Spam-Worms. October could easily be the month of IE Exploits. It seems the new trend is to...
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September 19, 2003
-Computer Makers Sued Over Hard-Drive Size Claims
A group of computer owners has filed a lawsuit against some of the world's biggest makers of personal computers, claiming that their advertising deceptively overstates the true capacity of their...
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September 12, 2003
-Disable the Windows DCOM/RPC Remote Once And For All
I've been talking about the problems with Window's DCOM remote for a while. Microsoft has just recently released another update (their third!) to fix this service but unfortunately its still...
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August 30, 2003
-The rush to air a story
It is scary and sad how easily the Media is spoon-fed information and they take that information as fact without questioning it. Take the case of Jeff Parson (Teekid), he...
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August 15, 2003
-Worm Fall Out
Despite making calls, sending emails and IMs to close friends and family, and posting several warnings about the Windows DCOM/RPC Remote Exploitation and the MSBlaster Worm on this blog, I'm...
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August 12, 2003
-MSBlaster Worm
The Windows DCOM/RPC Remote Exploitation worm in the press, MSBlaster, doesn't appear to be the RedBull worm I mentioned last week. It is very trivial and doesn't do any damage...
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August 07, 2003
-Windows DCOM/RPC Remote Exploitation
Last week I mentioned that significant holes have been found in all versions of windows and recommend some ways you can protect yourself from having them exploited. There are now...
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August 01, 2003
-Attention Windows Users:
If you want to keep all your data this summer then you need to do a few things right now and also change your behavior in the future. Over the...
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February 21, 2003
-Block Web Ads With Host File
I was reading my subscription to PC Magazine this morning and came across an article on Blocking Web Ads using the windows host file (you can find an online version...
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December 14, 2002
-Unprotected systems will be our downfall
Now more than ever we need to be concerned with keeping our anti-virus definitions and security updates up to date. ComputerWorld's recent story, War with Iraq will mean virus outbreak,...
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November 07, 2002
-Desktop software in your hand
If you really love me, you'll buy me this. 300 MHz Pentium-class National Geode, 256 MB of SDRAM, 20 GB hard disk drive, 4.0" 640 x 480 TFT (18-bit...
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October 04, 2002
-Smarter Than The Average Bear
So if you are living under a rock you might not heard about the W32/[email protected] virus. It's notable because of the high number of ways it can infect systems and...
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September 15, 2002
No these alien like symbols appearing around cities on the sides of buildings and on the backs of street signs weren't left by space aliens or juveniles as gang...
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September 14, 2002
-WinXP SP1
For months now many IT security professionals known about a file in Windows XP that could be exploited to deleted files. The exploit and source code remained relatively secret and...
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September 04, 2002
-WindowsXP SP1 Known Issues
Considering installing the WindowsXP Service Pack 1? You might want to read through the known issues first. :eek...
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August 06, 2002
-FBI issues warning and nothing happens
The FBI issued a warning last night that we'd face major series of electronic attacks throughout the day. The attacks focused on some ISPs and a few web sites however...
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