Tech – for Everyone

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A few items of interest

Sorry for the absence, folks. Here is a brief list of the latest interesting items I think worthy of your attention.

* Adobe Patches Flash; Windows, Mac Users Under Attack

 “Adobe patched two critical security flaws in Flash Player, both of which were under active attack. If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, you need to download the latest version and install it immediately.” Read more..

* Electromagnetic Sniffing An Emerging Security Threat

While we talk a lot about the dangers of digital intrusion, some security experts and governments are becoming increasingly concerned about electromagnetic sniffing, where information is lifted as it moves through electronics by a nearby observer.Read more..

* Microsoft patch fixes critical IE flaws

On Tuesday, Microsoft released 12 bulletins for 57 vulnerabilities, including patches that addressed five critical flaws that could allow an attacker to remotely execute malicious code against users.” Read more..

* Hackers hijack Bit9 to target its customers with malware

Hackers have breached the security company Bit9 and accessed its code-signing certificates, enabling intruders to digitally sign malware to appear as legitimate files, the vendor announced Friday.Read more..

* X-Rated Valentine’s Day Tech Toys for Adults

We’re all adults here, right? Okay, maybe not, so I’ll try to keep this all as PG-13 as possible. Truth is, some grown-ups have certain adult needs, and those adult needs are frequently satisfied by two things..” Read more..

* There was an interesting question posted on one of my articles recently.. If you have two minutes, you might want to read the thread.

* Increase BYOD productivity by adding five apps to your devices (slideshow)

To some, bring your own device (BYOD) and the consumerization of IT has arrived and is already presenting a few challenges. Beyond the security and connectivity to work data – how do you manage to remain productive when you’re using your own devices at your place of business?View slideshow

Okay. Out of time. Yes, the Internet’s a marvelous thing, isn’t it?

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February 13, 2013 - Posted by | advice, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, News, security | ,


  1. Items Of Interest Here Paul… Microsoft Updates/Patches. ..this info. is Primary I realize. Also, while I have always valued the “current updates and fixes”…allowing me to feel “all is o.k….without further a-do”…or to take the time to “read more”…

    Further, reading these postings is like a Mini Refresher Course…”to read more” I “think” is necessary in this “tech world” requiring on-going learning here.



    Comment by Gaia | February 14, 2013 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      Yes, the “tech” is evolving. And it is doing so at at a rate most of us cannot fully keep up with (and have never seen before in any other area of life). It is an area that does require a certain amount of ‘continual learning’. The Internet is not the same as it was three years ago, which was different than it was three years before that, and three years before that (before “Web 2.0“) quite a bit different.

      In many ways, though, things are becoming easier to keep up with (and to learn) as the evolution is to ‘improve’ the tech to braindead-simple “consumer smart devices”. And before long, we’ll just give voice commands to our eyeglasses — “smart eyewear” will replace our bulky devices of today.


      Comment by techpaul | February 14, 2013 | Reply

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