Tech – for Everyone

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

Winding down…

I hope everyone can say their holiday ranked at least ‘could’a been worse’ on the scale, or a much higher score than that.

Here’s a few final-for-2014 ‘Items of Interest’:

Price Tag Rises For Stolen Identities Sold In The Underground
What cybercriminals now charge for stolen identities, counterfeit identities, hacking tutorials, DDoS, and other services.

One year after the cybercrime underground slashed the price of a stolen identity by as much as 37% due to a glut in the black market, the price tag for a pilfered ID has inched upward again.Read more.

(That’s a very interesting read, folks.)

Tor Network Is Under Attack through Directory Authority Servers Seizures

Tor has been targeted once again, but this time at a much larger scale. A new attack on Tor network reportedly would either completely shut it down worldwide or turn it into evil network.” Read more..

Today’s quote:There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation – veneer isn’t worth anything.” ~ George Washington Carver

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All we really have, in the end, are our stories.
Make yours great ones. Ones to be proud of.
And please, never forget – one person can make a difference.
Find a way to make someone’s day today.
(Best advice I ever heard? Don’t sweat the small stuff.)

December 27, 2014 Posted by | advice, computers, cyber crime, hackers, Internet, News, security, tech | , , , , | Leave a comment