By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] Most workplaces use a proxy server or a content filter between the end user and the Internet. Such filters usually enforce a company’s web surfing policies by blocking access to pornography, social networking sites, daytrading sites, online dating, etc. As a grown adult, I don’t much care for web filtering […]
Greetings to everyone at Geeks Are Sexy! The excellent Kiltak has extended an invitation to me to guest blog security issues on this site and I was more than happy to oblige. This is my first stint at guest blogging for anyone, but I have been blogging about security issues for two years now at […]
Can you believe it? After using YouTube, PDFs, and pictures, spammers have now turned themselves to audio files in order to send you their crap and bypass your spam filters. Spammers involved in pump-and-dump scams touting penny stocks now are using MP3 music files to lure investors, a switch security experts say is the latest […]
By Fred Roth, Contributing Writer, [GAS] As of this month, the first round of Windows Vista Ultimate Extras have been sent out to customers “lucky” enough to have purchased the highest caliber of Microsoft’s newest operating system. These supplemental downloads are available through Windows Update and are described as “Cutting Edge Programs, Innovative Services and […]
In this segment of The Real Hustle, the hustlers do a recap their first season, showing all their scams – and more importantly, informing you how you can avoid them.
By Brett Williams Contributing Writer, [GAS] In one day, Yahoo acquired Zimbra, an online e-mail, document-authoring, and collaboration software suite with offline capabilities; Google officially launched its online presentation software; and on Read/WriteWeb, an article titled “Fear of Web2.0,” was posted about enterprise adoption of Web 2.0 applications.
Yes folks, more than eight emails out of every ten sent out today on the net is SPAM. Let’s face it, SMTP really needs a replacement, and while many exist out there, the current messaging infrastructure of the Internet leaves us powerless. Solutions do exist to help you filter all that spam, but regardless of […]
Anyone who likes to download freeware and shareware tools from the Internet should read this cautionary tale about the value of “five-star awards” from sites that aggregate and mirror downloads. Andy Brice, a UK-based software developer, had grown suspicious about “awards” ascribed to freeware and shareware programs that he knew lacked functions and features of […]
The term “hacker” has always been one of the most incorrectly used expressions. If you think that a hacker is someone who tries to get into computer systems illegally, stop right here and go read this before continuing further. Ok, now that you’ve been enlightened, let’s proceed. It’s no secret that Microsoft has been cooperating […]
By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Autopatcher, a frequently updated project devoted to compiling all the Windows Updates into a single installation package (geared toward offline system updating and quick system rebuilds), has been shut down by Microsoft as of yesterday (08/29/07). Citing security and intellectual property as reasons for the action, Microsoft contacted the […]
Yes folks, Sony has done it again! Here’s yet another “rootkit” scandal to add to their already poor security-related reputation. According to F-Secure, a well-known security corporation, certain models of USB keys sold by the electronic giant contain a hidden directory that could be used by villains to distribute malware. The problem comes from the […]
It hasn’t been a very good year for Monster.com. Last summer, the job search giant was implicated in a stock options back-dating scandal, resulting in the resignation of a number of officers, including two successive CEO’s. When the company reported that second-quarter profits in 2007 were down 28 percent, it announced that Monster would eliminate 800 jobs. Maybe one […]