Tech – for Everyone

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

This is why so few posts..

I see headlines like this everyday.

And nobody seems to care.

LATEST NEWS Nov 29, 2016

Cyber Attack Knocks Nearly a Million Routers Offline

Mirai Botnet is getting stronger and more notorious each day that passes by. The reason: Insecure Internet-of-things Devices. Last month, the Mirai botnet knocked the entire Internet offline for a few hours, crippling some of the world’s biggest and most popular websites. Now, more than 900,000 …

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San Francisco Metro System Hacked with Ransomware; Resulting in Free Rides

Nothing is immune to being hacked when hackers are motivated. The same proved by hackers on Friday, when more than 2,000 computer systems at San Francisco’s public transit agency were apparently got hacked. San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency, also known as MUNI, offered free rides on …

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Hacker who exposed Steubenville Rape Faces longer Prison term than Rapists

Remember Steubenville High School Rape Case? In 2012, Steubenville (Ohio) high school’s football team players gang-raped an unconscious teenage girl from West Virginia and took photographs of the sexual assault. In December 2012, a member of the hacker collective Anonymous hacked into the …

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Researchers Show How to Steal Tesla Car by Hacking into Owner’s Smartphone

New technology is always a little scary, so are Smart Cars. From GPS system and satellite radio to wireless locks, steering, brakes, and accelerator, today vehicles are more connected to networks than ever, and so they are more hackable than ever. It’s not new for security researchers to hack …

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Beware! Malicious JPG Images on Facebook Messenger Spreading Locky Ransomware

If you receive an image file sent by someone, even your friend, on your Facebook Messenger, LinkedIn or any other social media platform, just DO NOT CLICK ON IT. Even JPG image file could eventually infect your computer with the infamous Locky Ransomware. Earlier this week, we reported a new …

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Worse, there’s too many people using computers who’ve never even heard of ‘ransomware’.

Well.. I’ve been pointing to important headlines such as these since 2007. Been doing my part. It’s up to you people to educate your friends and loved ones with the bleak picture. The handwriting’s on the wall, folks.

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November 29, 2016 - Posted by | cellular, cloud computing, computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, Cyberwarfare, e-mail, gadgets, hackers, Internet, News, tech


  1. Sorry to hear:”My love affair with technology is officially over”. Can’t say as I blame you. Take care of what’s really important–you know what I mean…………
    [Maybe we should form a club !!!]
    “Ontogeny Recapitulates Phylogeny” ~~~Charlie Lyckholm. [my father—his favorite]. Seems to be where “we” are heading. You are a credit to the species, Paul, don’t ever forget it.
    Enjoyed [Thoroughly], the Japanese Hakone, am trying to do “something” in wood [working], myself.
    Keep up the great articles/info.There are those who ‘pick it up”, for sure !!!
    All the best to you & yours in the days/etc to come.


    Comment by holmwel | November 30, 2016 | Reply

    • holmwel,
      Good to see your name here again (and i’m glad you liked that video). I’ll keep plugging away. And I’ll keep posting articles here. But I felt some explanation to readers used to my 7-days-a-week posting schedule was in order.


      Comment by techpaul | December 2, 2016 | Reply

  2. Addendum: “Society” in in the process of being “overwhelmed”—-It will make the “information glut” period seem like “kindergarten”……and go down in history as such……
    “I prefer to not to think of the Apocalypse as a Doomsday, but as a Renewal” ~~~”Saving Hope”


    Comment by holmwel | November 30, 2016 | Reply

  3. I do not wish to make light of these events; in which case it appears that no matter what our Governments security efforts our, hacker’s still seem to be one up on us but it is what it is & to be quite honest w all readers of this sight; aside from our technology being used for all the wrong reasons; could you imagine if it ever got to the point that we all become pretty much limited to emails(?), you tube(?), pics(?) n’ music(?); even Games(?). I mean, who knows, we may even eventually regress back to becoming a family again; sit around the kitchen table, talk w one another, watch TV together; even go out and play, take a hike; see a movie, etc.; AS A FAMILY. “Heaven Forbid”!


    PS: Sorry Paul, just couldn’t resist……..”and so to all a Good Night”


    Comment by agusto | November 30, 2016 | Reply

    • GOOOOD Thoughts, Agusto—-when I say it, they accuse me of living in the 70’s [or WORSE–HeHeHe]…
      And I don’t care WHO you support [Dems/Reps/etc…]. SOMETHING is totally wrong, and the “system [as it were—what/who ever] is not working/fixing it—-[…..I know where I could go with that, but won’t]


      Comment by holmwel | December 1, 2016 | Reply

    • agusto,
      Yes I can imagine. But I’m afraid the disruption required to reverse the current ‘human/societal development’ trends would be of such a painful pricetag no one would willingly endure it.


      Comment by techpaul | December 2, 2016 | Reply

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