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Entries from September 2009

AOL software at risk and PBS.org hacked

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

I was one of the original users AOL, probably back in or beforeĀ  1991, I actually don’t remember the date but it was before the one price all you can use internet, back then you paid by the time used. Since then I have grown to dislike AOL (and I have not used them since […]

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Tags: Malware · Security

Article on Flash based Cookies

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

I have written about internet cookies and my feelings on them. Michael Kassner has written an interesting article at Tech Republic about a type I really knew nothing about until tonight. It is a good read for the geeky and knowledge seeker alike. http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=2299&tag=nl.e019

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Tags: Internet · Security

Installing Internet Explorer 8

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Now that I have played with IE 8 for a while, I can feel reasonably safe in recommending that you install it. However, as with anything there is the caveat of taking the default settings. When the program begins its installation, the first screen will ask if you want to “… improve Internet Explorer” I […]

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Tags: Internet · Soap Box

Security update time again

September 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Well, Windows has been pumping out the critical updates and so have some other major players. It is time to run and install all Windows Critical updates and go ahead and upgrade to Internet Explorer 8 while you are at it. Just DO NOT take the default installation. I will cover the install in an […]

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Tags: Security

Fake security warnings are on the rise

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Well, it’s that time again. What time you ask? The time for more mal-ware, crap-ware, spy-ware, trojans et al. In the last 3 weeks we have received more calls per day than we receive in a normal month from people who have pop-ups claiming they are infected or who actually clicked on the pop-up and […]

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Tags: Malware · Security · Soap Box · Trojans · Virus · Worms