Tech – for Everyone

Tech Tips and Tricks & Advice – written in plain English.

Everything Old Is New Again.

Hey. It’s been a while since we’ve talked.
Hope your summer is going super-duper grew-vee.

Sorry, but the following video must be watched before you will be allowed to proceed to the super-duper content. (But it won’t hurt. Much.)

In the middle of the road you see the darndest things..

Allrighty, then. Some Tech.

* Intercepting Calls and Cloning Phones With Femtocells

Researchers from iSec Partners demonstrated how they exploited a vulnerability in the way mobile devices connected to a femtocell, a miniature cell tower, to eavesdrop on people’s conversations and impersonate their phones. If this sounds scary, it should.” Read more..

Building a Million Browser Botnet for Cheap

In a presentation at Black Hat in Las Vegas, Jeremiah Grossman, founder and CTO of WhiteHat Security, and Matt Johansen, manager of WhiteHat’s Threat Research Center, revealed an extraordinarily simple way anyone can control of thousands or even millions of browsers.Read more..

New strain of ransomware evades detection by AV apps

Learn about a new type of ransomware that has the potential to snare many victims – and it’s not even malware.Read more..

* RiskRater: An IT-security test that no one fails

Three minutes. That’s it. Take the RiskRater challenge. You could save yourself, your fellow employees, and family members from a costly Internet oops.” Read more.. 

Under Code, Apps Would Disclose Collection of Data

Like food packages that display nutrition labels, some mobile apps could soon display information that allows consumers to decide at a glance whether the apps are good for them.Read more..

[and if we all sing kumbayah in harmony, World Peace will happen, and stay around forever.]

* Carriers rush to fix SIM card vulnerability — by hacking into them

How do you fix a major security flaw that could lead to attackers hacking into hundreds of millions of SIM cards? By getting the carriers to hack into them first.” Read more..

Bah. ‘Nuff dat.

Today’s quote:Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” ~ John Quincy Adams

Have you had an ice cream cone yet? Whatcha waitin’ for? (No. It doesn’t have to be Tutti-Fruity… But that wouldn’t hurt, much, either..)

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August 7, 2013 Posted by | computers | Leave a comment