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Snow Sports Industry veteran – Husband – Father – Network IT Ninja & Former Powncer. Old enough to know better but young enough to start a new career.

Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author?

// Krebs on Security —- Who is Anna-Senpai, the Mirai Worm Author? On September 22, 2016, this site was forced offline for nearly four days after it was hit with “Mirai,” a malware strain that enslaves poorly secured Internet of … Continue reading

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Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand…

Before You Pay that Ransomware Demand… Krebs On Security December 22 2016 https://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/12/before-you-pay-that-ransomware-demand/ A decade ago, if a desktop computer got infected with malware the chief symptom probably was an intrusive browser toolbar of some kind. Five years ago you … Continue reading

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Don’t be a Victim of These Common Phishing Attacks

Written by Dave LeClair May 31, 2016 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dont-be-a-victim-of-these-common-phishing-attacks/ 6 Common Phishing Attacks and How To Avoid Them 11 May 2016 On February 2016, an apparently politically-motivated hacker accessed the personal information of 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security employees … Continue reading

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How to Use “New Tab” in Chrome as a Note Taker

How to Use “New Tab” in Chrome as a Note Taker http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-use-new-tab-in-chrome-as-a-note-taker/   Written by Nancy MessiehMay 10, 2016 There are plenty of uses for Google Chrome’s new tab, and with the extensionNew Tab Draft, you can turn it into … Continue reading

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Open365: open source Office 365 alternative

Open365: open source Office 365 alternative By Martin Brinkmann on April 25, 2016 http://www.ghacks.net/2016/04/25/open365-office-365-alternative/   Open365 is an open source Office 365 alternative that allows you to edit or create documents online, and to sync files with the cloud. The … Continue reading

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How to use WhatsApp to send encrypted messages

How to use WhatsApp to send encrypted messages If you have not tried WhatsApp Messenger, you’re missing out on encrypted, unlimited messages with images, video, and audio. Get up to speed on installing and using the app. By Jack Wallen … Continue reading

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Petya ransomware decryption tool sets your files free

Petya ransomware decryption tool sets your files free 12 Apr 2016 by John Zorabedian https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/04/12/petya-ransomware-decryption-tool-sets-your-files-free/?utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_campaign=6b01088e1e-naked%252Bsecurity&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31623bb782-6b01088e1e-454974845 Successful ransomware families including CryptoWall, TeslaCrypt and Locky encrypt the data files on your hard drive and require you to pay a ransom to get the key … Continue reading

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