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Dearly Beloved (#22)

An alert reader sent me a smile. It was an “Online April Fools” that I had missed.

Thank you Dear Reader (you know who you are).

.. and another news item brought a smile: I guess we’re not totally sitting idly by while criminals (using computers) bleed us white (“cyber” crime is costing us over $100 BILLION/year.. that we know about)(And that doesn’t include “intellectual property”).

* Securities fraud hacker charged after $1 million heist

A Russian national is in custody in Newark, N.J., facing charges of hacking into the web accounts of several brokerages to initiate sham stock trades that allegedly netted $1 million.Read more..

Please don’t worry too much folks. Great minds have woken up to the fact the Internet is completely broken, and people are scrambling, now,  to try to glue security measures onto it, and keep it running.
Because it’s vitally important that we be bombarded with advertising.

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Ransomware in the news (again): Emsisoft warns about a new ACCDFISA ransomware threat wave on Windows servers

Emsisoft experts have tracked a group of hackers that have been launching targeted attacks on Windows servers running publicly accessible Remote Desktop and Terminal Services. If the attack is successful, the ransomware ACCDFISA is installed and moves important files into encrypted RAR archives. Access to such encrypted files is only possible after paying ransom.” Read more..

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Today’s quote:Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” ~ Princess Diana

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April 19, 2012 - Posted by | consumer electronics, cyber crime, Google, Internet, News


  1. Hey Paul

    Google, that is funny. April fools day was real quiet on our end this year, almost afraid to play a trick on anyone these days, they might freak out and shoot me…people are quite ‘tense” these

    I’m sure you saw that crooks are stealing dead and alive peoples personal ID’s and actually getting income tax refunds, why would I think that our gov would be on top of this and stop it like before it happens ?

    Keep on keepin’ on


    Comment by MikeyK | April 19, 2012 | Reply

    • MikeyK,
      Now that is funny.
      .. before it happens ..

      Maybe I’m just an old curmudgeon, but sometimes it seems to me the only thing our government knows how to do is create red tape and run something into bankruptcy.


      Comment by techpaul | April 19, 2012 | Reply

  2. One thing I know they are good at is spending our hard earned $$$$$ without good use, I’ll let you know if I think of any others.


    Comment by MikeyK | April 19, 2012 | Reply

  3. @ MikeyK, @techpaul:
    Both of you couldn’t have stated more explicitly or correctly your comments—
    ….and we’ve only seen the “tip of the iceberg”
    time will tell……

    Great page, once again, “TP”



    Comment by holmwel | April 26, 2012 | Reply

    • holmwel,
      I wonder how long (historically, I mean) people have been critical of their politicians…
      My guess is.. ever since there was such an animal?

      I appreciate your words of support.


      Comment by techpaul | April 26, 2012 | Reply

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