Tag Archives: privacy

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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Big data is tracking me and my cat

My cat buddy Horus coughs and sneezes a lot so I typed the symptoms into google.com. I learned that heartworms are a possible cause of coughing. So I visited several web sites about cats and heartworms to educate myself. Three … Continue reading

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Privacy in the USA. Some resources.

Privacy in the USA is rapidly changing. Technology, government and business all factor into this change.  The Internet, mobile phones, laws to protect us from terrorism and business fuel the change. Here are some resources that I found interesting during … Continue reading

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Shockwave Flash Madness

Flash is very cool for Internet multimedia content delivery.  Video!  Music!  Games!  Interactive content! Flash is madness for security and tech support. This post talks about how to find out if Flash and Shockwave are installed, what version is installed, … Continue reading

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