Tag Archives: email

ransomeware and WannaCry (WanaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor)

Ransomeware holds your data for ransom by encrypting it then demanding a payment to unencrypt it. This is a crime. Here are my notes on the recent WannaCry (WannaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor) ransomware. Continue reading

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Email insecurity

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Email was invented 50 years ago at a time when security and privacy were not major concerns. Times have changed. Now every government, business, hacker and vandal wants to mess with your email. Now email has plenty of security and privacy issues. Continue reading

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Software that I use

Here is a list of software that I use on my PCs. These software programs work for me so I recommend them. Many are free, some are commercial products and some are free with paid versions that offer more features. … Continue reading

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Hacked Yahoo! email account sends out spam

“Help, my Yahoo! email is sending out spam!” My client had been hacked and their Yahoo! email account had sent out spam email messages to everyone in their Contact List.  I investigated. Update: January 17, 2013.  Looks like this problem … Continue reading

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Analysis of a zero day phishing email

This is my analysis of an email that turned out to be a zero day phishing attack, disguised as a USPS package delivery failure notice, containing an attachment that was a virus. The email arrived in my Yahoo mail.  At … Continue reading

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