Tag Archive 'malware'

Don’t be a sucker for scareware

A couple weeks back the digital version of the New York Times found itself hip deep in manure when it got tricked into serving up “scareware” ads to unsuspecting readers. You know the scam. You’re merrily surfing the Web when suddenly a window pops up: “Your computer is infected with malware, but if you send [...]

Does Obama want to tap your computer?

Rumors that Uncle Sam wants to use our own computers to spy on us are raging across the blogosphere. Fortunately, they’re not true, no matter what Glenn Beck says.

Conficker worm ends life as we know it; film at 11

Yes the Worm of the Century has struck — and our lives will never be the same. Right?

All the best cowboys have Chinese spies

By now you’ve probably read about GhostNet, the vast spy network that was uncovered after the office of the Dalai Lama asked researchers at the University of Toronto to examine their computer networks for malware. The researchers not only found nasties there, they uncovered an entire network that connected almost 1300 computers in 103 countries [...]

Google slashes the Internet

For a brief period last weekend Google almost stopped the Web cold — all due to a simple typo. Is the search giant too powerful for our own good?

Don’t bite that Apple, it’s full of worms

Mac malware is spreading across the Net via pirated software. But the nasties attacking Windows are even worse. It’s getting ugly out there.

12 Ways Porn Has Changed the Web (for Good and Evil)

The sex industry is behind many innovations that today’s Netizens cannot live without, as well as some nasty bits we wish never existed. For an industry that many won’t admit they’ve ever patronized, pornography has had an amazing impact on virtually every new medium, from cave painting to photography. Dirty pictures have been credited with [...]

Weird Spam of the Day

OK, like every human with an email account I get countless amounts of spam. Fortunately most of it is caught by the three four five spam filters that clean my inbox (my ISP has one, my web host, my email program’s, etc.).  But occasonally one or two slip through. This morning’s beauty? An email titled [...]

Major comment spam attack

Over the last 24 hours this blog has been hit with hundreds of comment spams, all trying to drive people to the same site. (Thank god for Akismet, which trapped all but one of them.) I had over 100 in less than a day. The spam tries to drive you to a porn version of [...]