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Howdy, again, folks.

Watching the headlines has been most discouraging. Why? Well, think big picture, and consider just these two:

* Until Superfish fix, Lenovo devices can’t be trusted for secure work

Enterprise customers are not said to be affected, but millions of consumers and bring-your-own-device users are likely using compromised machines.Read more..

[Frankly, the moment IBM sold their PC division to China (and renamed it “Lenovo”) was the moment I stopped using them. Too bad, too, as ThinkPads were the best.]

And.. * Cyberciminals Target Bank Employees, Steal $1 Billion From Financial Institutions Worldwide

“‘Carbanak’ includes operatives from Russia, Ukraine, China, and other parts of Europe.Read more..

Yes.. that’s a “b” — billion

And maybe this third, also .. * Destroying your hard drive is the only way to stop this super-advanced malware

A cyberespionage group with a toolset similar to ones used by U.S. intelligence agencies has infiltrated key institutions in countries including Iran and Russia, utilizing a startlingly advanced form of malware that is impossible to remove once it’s infected your PC.” Read more..

I mean.. this is just what they admit to.

My ‘joke’ of “If you knew what I know about technology.. you wouldn’t use it” isn’t funny anymore.

Today’s quote:Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

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February 19, 2015 Posted by | computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, hackers, Internet, News, security, tech | Leave a comment