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So what happened?

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security, Technology

The Squid Zone has, for a number of years, run in the Amazon cloud.  It is an instance in a pool of (presumably virtual) servers.  Without getting into the obscene technical details, this affords a nice web-based interface to control most aspects of the server, and I can log in with a terminal session to […]

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The Christmas Phishing Campaigns Are In Full Swing

Security

I’ve been receiving plenty of reports lately about phishing mail – both email and, surprisingly, paper mail.  Every two-bit scumbag wants to see how many people he can suck in to divulging personal and financial info before Christmas. Everyone should be extra careful when receiving any kind of email asking for payment.  Before clicking on […]

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The Support Scam

Crime, Current Events, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

The Squidette is well versed in computer security, and it’s a good thing. Yesterday someone called to try and effect the Windows Support Scam. What happens is that someone calls you and claims to be receiving messages from your Windows machine. They’ll even talk you through a look into the event logger to show you […]

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Dr. Squid’s Toolbars and Spam

Security, Technology

I am Yahoo! Yahoo!-Man That Yahoo!-Man. I do not like that Yahoo!-Man. Would you like some toolbar spam? I do not want it, Yahoo!-Man. I do not want your toolbar spam. Would you like it here or there? I do not want it here or there. I would not like it anywhere. I do not […]

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