Bitcoin How Little We Knew Back Then

This article was written by Big Cajun Man

Bitcoin

Bitcoin has not been around for that long, however, it seems like it is the flavor of the month for get rich quick folks but also techno-dweebs, and also bad guys. All in the name of getting rich quick.

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More on Ransomware

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How does Ransomware Work? As the name implies, ransomware works like a kidnapper, unfortunately it is your data being held captive. Once your computer(s) is infected, the attack can do a few things. Your files are encrypted or converted into a different language for which only the hacker has the decryption key. Often, you won’…

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Bloatware and Cheap PCs

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Content Theft

My son’s computer finally died last week. I say finally as it was actually his sister’s computer 8 years ago, so it really don’t owe us much of anything (and it went spectacularly, with the Alarm (i.e. the high-pitched beep) code suggesting the motherboard was toast. Given my son does use his PC to play…

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What is Ransomware and How Did I Get it ?

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Ransomware

Given the latest ransomware storms on the web, it might be good to make sure we all understand the term and how it works. So what is ransomware and how did I get it? Wikpedia’s definition of ransomware is: Ransomware is a type of malicious software that blocks access to data or threatens to publish…

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Difference Between Phishing and Spear Phishing

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phishing spearphishing

I have mentioned phishing previously, but let me give you some explanations about two associated terms for this type of fraud. Phishing is trying to get information from you like usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers or details by masquerading as an entity that you trust (like a bank or a credit card company) in an…

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Don’t Click That !

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don't click that

I am always astounded at how easily we are duped into falling for on-line scams, spoofs, and phishing tricks. Our want to click things which shouldn’t be clicked shows how trusting (or naïve) we all are. I really should put a Don’t Click That ! sign on my computer monitor, maybe as a background. A good…

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