Category Archives: security

Yahoo! Mail security issues.

I’m seeing a lot of issues with Yahoo Mail accounts being compromised, so I’m posting my notes here and will update as I understand the problem better.  An example is when you get e-mail from friends with a single, SPAM … Continue reading

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Computer Backup Recommendations

This is the first in a series of reference articles that answer frequently asked questions from friends, family, and clients.  I will update these articles as required.  Feel free to let me know if you have any questions or recommendations. … Continue reading

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Buffalo Technology AirStation N300 Wireless Router and AP Model WZR-HP-G300NH

My trusty Linksys WRT54G running Tomato firmware appeared to be dying.  My upload speed, as measured by, was in the range of Kbps instead of Mbps.  Download speeds were inconsistent, in the rage of 10 Mbps to 14 Mbps. … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Google “advanced sign-in security”

When you bump into people at a funeral discussing e-mail security problems, you know it’s a mainstream issue.  A woman we were chatting with just spent the better part of two weeks restoring access to her MSN account after she … Continue reading

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User registration

Due to ‘bots registering fake users, I just disabled new user registration.  I’m not sure how I will handle this moving forward, but I want to allow comments, I just don’t want 20 fake accounts created each day. Stay tuned.

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Stop Paying for Windows Security; Microsoft’s Security Tools Are Good Enough

  Stop Paying for Windows Security; Microsoft’s Security Tools Are Good Enough I have been using Microsoft Security Essentials since it was in beta.  It does a good job, with very low overhead, and high rate of accuracy, including malware … Continue reading

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Malware as twitter password reset

Wow.  This caught me by surprise this morning.  The message below (forwarded to Google Mail) looks legit, but if you hover over the link, you see it points to a binary (password.exe) hosted on Most of the message is … Continue reading

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