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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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It isn’t UBB that is the problem. You understand that, right?

Current Events, Entertainment, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Politics and Activism, Technology

Usage Based Billing. UBB. The new 4-letter word of internet service in Canada. The CRTC is allowing the big providers to start charging for internet service based on the amount of bandwidth used. You know, like it used to be 20 years ago before marketers started offering “unlimited” packages and petitioning the CRTC to force […]

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Where Democracy Fails

Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Math and Science

A guest blog, by Michael Richter There is a bizarre notion that infects society from time to time, and that bizarre notion is that democracy works universally. It doesn’t. I’m not even talking here about how some cultures are not ready for democracy and how trying to force democracy on them proves invariably to be […]

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