Tech – for Everyone

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

Told ya

less than a week, and down 100 page views a day avg.

Teach me to say negative things, or point at idiocy, eh?

July 2, 2017 Posted by | computers | 4 Comments

You just gotta love it…

* Loss from cybercrime exceeded $1.3B in 2016, FBI report

“The financial loss from cybercrime in the U.S. exceeded $1.3 billion in 2016, a rise of 24 percent, according to a new report issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).” Read more..

And remember gang –> that’s ONLY what was reported to the FBI. Think “tip of the iceberg”. (And, only USA losses.. How much global?)

* Google Gets Record-Breaking $2.7 Billion Fine for Manipulating Search Results

Google has just lost its biggest regulatory battle! Google has been hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine by the European antitrust officials for unfairly manipulating search results since 2008. After a lengthy seven-year investigation that was launched in 2010..Read more..

.. “since 2008” .. HA! Try, “since Google”. And don’t think Google’s going to pay that fine — the advertisers are. Be smart. Bail out now people.

* Judy Android malware unleashes massive attack on Google Play Store (NOTE! it wasn’t an ‘attack’.. the criminal hackers ‘poisoned’ the site with infected apps.)

When it comes to apps for mobile devices, InfoSec experts will always recommend downloading from official vendors like the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. While these sites are much more stringent in their standards for malicious app prevention, there are always exceptions (which require the consumer to use common sense).Read more..

OMG. Too funny. “require people use common sense” ..!

Sad part is.. that ‘attack’ netted tons of cash with automated click fraud (do you advertise? Look up the term ‘click fraud’ NOW!)

ALERT: New Petya ransomware variant attacking computers worldwide

Following the high profile WannaCry attack merely a month ago, we have detected another ransomware outbreak that is spreading rapidly across the globe. It appears to be a new variant of the known Petya ransomware, also known as Petna, and it has already affected many high profile companies and government institutions across Europe and currently shows no sign of slowing down.Read more..

And: Six quick facts to know about today’s global ransomware attack

This is what you need to know — right now.Read more..

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* And you better believe — my ‘page views’ will take yet another hit for posting this.

Today’s quote:In view of the fact that God limited the intelligence of man, it seems unfair that He did not also limit his stupidity.” ~ Konrad Adenauer

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June 27, 2017 Posted by | advice, cyber crime, Google, hackers, Internet, News, phraud, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A reminder..

.. of the reason a large part of the world isn’t speaking German..

Shortly after midnight the assault opened with the landing of more than 13,000 American, British and Canadian airborne troops …

airborne

.. followed by an amphibious landing of Allied infantry commencing at 6:30 AM…

LCI

landing-in-france

.. wading ashore on five beaches, codenamed “Utah”, “Omaha” (American), “Gold” (British), “Juno” (Canadian), and “Sword” (British). Free French, Polish, and Commonwealth troops also landed. The place was Normandy, France.

The operation was the largest amphibious invasion in history, with over 160,000 troops landing on 6 June, 1944. Over 5,000 ships were involved.

It is my humble opinion that the best book to read if you want to learn about D-Day, and the liberation of France from Nazi occupation, is The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan. (The movie isn’t bad either.. after all, John Wayne’s in it..)

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Today’s quote:Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.” ~ Henry Clay

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June 6, 2017 Posted by | blogging | 1 Comment

Start over

This is not “news”, but this ‘news article’ is why I’ve been saying –> scrap it ALL. Start over.

This time with security/privacy in mind.

To understand this, you need to know that “vulnerabilities” means “insecure computer code”. You need to note the idea “being found” and think “tip of the iceberg”, and you have to understand that NONE of the ‘computer languages’ are even designed to be secure. Were a ‘Programmer’ to try to write a hacker-proof ‘app’, they couldn’t because the Language, and the “libraries’ it uses are weak. Anywho.. bringing you this stuff is killing my ratings, but here’s the evidence .. um, article:

* ‘Unrelenting’ rise in vulnerabilities, Risk Based Security reports

We are on track for another record-breaking year in the pace of vulnerability disclosures, said a new report from Risk Based Security.Read more..

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Today’s quote:No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” ~ Robin Williams

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May 30, 2017 Posted by | computers, consumer electronics, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, News, privacy, security, software, tech | 5 Comments

Apparently, I’m not the only one saying it …

A reading reco for you..

* How to outthink the digital revolution in 7 steps

We have to be extraordinary, or the machines will come get us,” … Read more.

Trouble is.. in a society set up to turn us all into docile clerks and worker bees, how many can ‘be extraordinary’? And, if all 9 Billion were to be ‘extraordinary’, say by some miracle, wouldn’t that – by default – become the new ‘ordinary’?

Sigh.

Today’s Quote:We are in danger of destroying ourselves by our greed and stupidity. We cannot remain looking inwards at ourselves on a small and increasingly polluted and overcrowded planet.” ~ Stephen Hawking

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May 24, 2017 Posted by | computers, tech | 4 Comments

Nothing is wrong with your ‘feed’…

Folks, no there’s nothing wrong with your ‘feed’ (aka ‘subscription’) – I simply haven’t posted anything new in a long time. And, tbh, don’t know if there will be anything anytime soon.

I really don’t have anything new to say. And who wants to hear, “See? I told you so!“, or, “Dudes! You gotta scrap this tech! ALL of it! Start over!” anyway?

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Today’s quotable quote:When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” ~ Billy Ocean(?)

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May 19, 2017 Posted by | computers | 6 Comments