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Sunday Beauty and More..

A few items for your Sunday..

I simply must start off today by by mentioning that – since they won their big game last weekend – my 49er’s are playing for the NFC Championship today, and if they should win, will go to the Super Bowl (for the first time since .. a rather long while). The NY Giants are coming here to play. Go Niners!

[update: There is no joy in Mudville. The Niners lost in overtime. Great season, guys, and a *heck* of a game.]

Next up, an alert reader sent me a cybercrime news item.

Okay. Another “crime news” depressing downer of a story, blah, blah, blah.. right?

Not so! This one involves iPads, and, yes, scams. But I couldn’t believe the facts of the story.. I won’t spoil the surprise: click here and read for yourself. (Amazing!) Thank you, Dear Reader, for sending that in!

Recurring feature: A little “beauty” for your Sunday..

Click on image to see more by this artist

“feeding the pigeons” by agtwo, courtesy of Flickr Commons

(Okay. So maybe that wasn’t “beauty”, but something about that image…)

Today’s quote:We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” ~ Carl Sagan

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January 22, 2012 Posted by | computers, cyber crime, Internet, News | , , , , | 9 Comments

Cybercriminals Target Clueless Vacationers

laptop_beach “This guy doesn’t know it, but he’s putty in the hands of cybercriminals. The newest trend in Internet fraud is “vacation hacking,” a sinister sort of tourist trap.

Cybercriminals are targeting travelers by creating phony Wi-Fi hot spots in airports, in hotels, and even aboard airliners.

Vacationers on their way to fun in the sun, or already there, think they’re using designated Wi-Fi access points. But instead, they’re signing on to fraudulent networks and hand-delivering everything on their laptops to the crooks*.”

Please click here to read the rest of this story, and find out what you need to know before you use public “hotspots”.

* emphasis mine.

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July 20, 2009 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, Internet, News, Portable Computing, security, tech | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments