TuneUp Utilities 2012 Giveaway (+Miscellany)
Hard to believe it is Thursday already.. Let’s see what is going on in the world, shall we?
“Facebook said this week that hackers using stolen username and password credentials try to break into at least 600,000 accounts every day on the mammoth social networking site.” Read more..
(The capitalization in the title was mine. There’s pirates in these waters.. be careful folks.)
• It seems it is not too early to start shopping.. or start thinking about shopping, for the coming holiday season. For those of you who might be in need of some gift ideas, Amazon has a helpful list of Top Picks…
Here’s one everybody should read.. (even us savvy types.)
“You can find no end of advice on creating strong passwords, using clever tricks, stats, mnemonics, and such.
But all too frequently we (and I include myself in this rebuke) tend to reuse little passwords at what we think are inconsequential sites. It’s a big mistake — here’s why.” Read more..
• My giveaway of TuneUp Utilities 2012 closes at midnight (Pacific) tonight. For the 4-1-1, click here.
“There is quite a lineup of online image editors these days, but there is one I bet you have not tried..” Read more..
“The Kindle lending program may just be one part of the kitchen sink Amazon plans to toss into its Prime subscription service.” Read more..
(For the more advanced…)
• Duqu: father, son, or unholy ghost of Stuxnet?
“Three U.S. Air Force information security experts, independent of their role in the military, studied the Duqu trojan, and you might be surprised by what they found. This is the first article in a two-part series that examines the sophisticated threat that everyone is talking about.” Read more..
Today’s free download: FavBackup
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Today’s quote: “The first gold star a child gets in school for the mere performance of a needful task is its first lesson in graft.” ~ Philip Wylie
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