Ransoc, simplified ransomware

Ransoc no fire ransomware

Proofpoint recently discovered a new ransomware variant dubbed Ransoc, that is distributed through malvertising campaigns on adult web sites. If you do not go to adult sites, you should be safe from this threat. If you do go to adult websites and manage to have a meetup with this new variant, and you are comfortable with the windows registry—it’s easy to remove

No encryption used

Ransoc scrapes torrents, instant messaging clients, Skype and social media profiles (Facebook, LinkedIn) for poten...

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Affiliate interlopers abundant on LinkedIn

We could be an affiliate

The past few months I’ve racked up quite a few “I’d like to join your LinkedIn network” invites and I can assure you that I am extremely hesitant when these invitations arrive. Many newly created LinkedIn affiliate interlopers have zero to two first degree connections (in contrast to my connections.) Though I am suspicious by nature when connecting to strangers on social media, I am also curious as to what the new (potential) contact hopes to achieve...

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Best VPN Reviews 2016

Best VPN for public wifi

Using public wifi without a VPN (virtual private network)? If you are not using one—you should be.

Perhaps Kashmir Hill says it best:

. . .a VPN is like a condom for Internet use. When you use a VPN, it creates a private encrypted tunnel that your Internet requests are sent through, re-routing your activity through a server controlled by your VPN provider rather than over a shared wifi network...

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Hey Candidate Clowns, Giddy up and Get Out

trump clinton get outI’ve been spending a great deal of time thinking about our government, Snowden revelations, mass surveillance, data breaches and the like. During the interim—I also burned through two startups. It has not been an easy road on a financial basis—if anything, it has taught me to question what is happening in the world around me.

Due to a recent (real life) nightmare that I had, I felt compelled to blog (after an almost three month hiatus from writing...

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