Friday evening there was an email from the bank with a document in attached password-protected archive. The new security rules “for our safety” require that bank officers never send potentially sensitive information to outside world without reasonable security measures. Makes sense? At the same time the protection is nothing but a burden to both sender [...]
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Tags: bank, communication, security
It seems I am not keeping up with the Linux community:
Something unrecognized started showing Internet Explorer based popups… Obviously it is of a viral source, there is an executable with arbitrary eight character name created in %WINDIR%\system32 which also uses NetScheduleJobAdd to add a number of delayed start job to launch Internet Explorer and navigate to free lotto, diversity visa and other advertised websites. Google [...]
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything – the book was advertised a number of times by blog buddies, so I wanted to take a look. Torrents offered a scanned 26 megabyte heavy PDF, which is available, but of rather poor quality (low JPEG compression levels used). A quick search using Google [...]
I am curious if Google has a bias against Microsoft websites in search results. It was rather unexpected to see this site first in search for _CONVERSION_DONT_USE_THREAD_LOCALE with following results from connect.microsoft.com and blogs.msdn.com (at least as relevant as I think).
Someone, maybe Julia Cow (or Crow? whatever), provided my voice mail number as her own and I started receiving messages from so called First National Collection Bureau. It would be quite amusing unless they keep throwing messages on a daily basis, including 5 second calls with a sexy breath on the other side of the [...]