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Pharma-spam beat poetry

My team receives a lot of spam to our inboxes (spammers aren’t the brightest about not sending to abuse teams), but lately we’ve been getting these terrible pharma-spam that in my head read like...

Apple v. FBI

Apple v. FBI

Remember when society fell apart and the police were no longer able to conduct investigations because Blackberry Messenger (BBM) was not able to be pried open? No? Me neither. Each passing day sees more...

Where do these spam lists come from? [Updated]

Where do these spam lists come from? [Updated]

I’m often asked “How do these scammers get my email?” or “I hardly use this email address, there’s no way that these guys could get it!” Well, there are a few ways that a...

C-51 greenlights more black op’s in the great white north

C-51 greenlights more black op’s in the great white north

When most people think of Canada they think of vast tracks of beautiful land, populated with majestic creatures, and overly polite people who say sorry when you bump into them while they eat their...

YARRR!! There be pirates… in the wee Pirate Bay!

YARRR!! There be pirates… in the wee Pirate Bay!

A few days ago the website TorrentFreak posted an article confirming the impending return of the tenacious Pirate Bay, though there appears to have been a mutiny that needed quelling. Many staffers of TPB...

Illinois Law Says Students Must Give Up Their Passwords

Illinois Law Says Students Must Give Up Their Passwords

Motherboard (a Vice site) posted earlier this week, updated today, about a troubling law that is now in effect in Illinois where school officials can “ask” for students passwords for their social network accounts...

David Cameron and the erosion of civil liberties

David Cameron and the erosion of civil liberties

I don’t normally get into politics here, however the comments made by the UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron, hot on the heels of the Charlie Hebdo murders, regarding his government’s desire to outlaw encrypted...

AV-TEST | 17 software packages in a repair performance test after malware attacks | Comparative tests of antivirus software for Windows and reviews of anti-malware Apps for Android

AV-TEST | 17 software packages in a repair performance test after malware attacks | Comparative tests of antivirus software for Windows and reviews of anti-malware Apps for Android

While we all hope that these won’t ever be needed, as know that they will be Check out these malware removal program test results. via AV-TEST | 17 software packages in a repair performance...