Posts tagged ‘computers’

January 28, 2009

Hackers ahead!

by thoughtfulconservative


Hackers Crack Into Texas Road Sign, Warn of Zombies Ahead

Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, “Zombies Ahead.”

Hackers Get Details of 4.5 Million Members

The personal details of millions of job seekers have been stolen in the largest data theft in Britain, The Times has learned.

Hackers gained access to confidential details provided by 4.5 million people to, the online recruitment site.

What the Web knows about you

She had me at hello … or just about. Our conversation had barely started when privacy activist Betty Ostergren interrupted me to say that she had found my full name, address, Social Security number and a digital image of my signature on the Web.

From a magazine I receive (Don’t ask me why I get it, I just do), 10 Security Predictions For 2009. Number two states the bad economy will cause an increase in security crimes and number three names social networks as a prime target.

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November 5, 2007

Think your Mac makes you immune?

by thoughtfulconservative

Learn the lesson Scott Feldstein learned.

So I’m thinking to myself, hey, I’m a Mac user. Both my laptop and my web server are running Mac OS X. There aren’t any malicious botnet-style malware for us.. is there? Then I start to think maybe the email itself is a scam. So I call the number in the message.

Turns out it’s for reals. I talk to a security guy and he confirms: spam email has been coming from my connection. I say I think that’s pretty unlikely because I’m a (smug) Mac user. He agrees that it would in fact be odd. Then he asks me the million dollar question: do I have a wireless network at home?