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Beware the Christmas Scammer!

Crime, Friends-Romans-Countrymen, Security

The Midwinter Festival of Excess is upon us, and most people are out looking for deals in the hope of easing the sting of the January bills.  There are many deals to be found online and in various exchange fora such as classified ads, but it is crucial that a shopper exercise a certain amount […]

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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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Scamming the scammer

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

It was a slow weekend at the Squid-o-dome, so I decided to actually read my spam to see if there was anything interesting. There wasn’t, of course, but hey, you never know. I did, however, receive this wonderful news: This is to inform you that you have been selected for a cash prize of 1,000,000 […]

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