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FlashPlayer allows remote viewing/listening based on server settings

Every month since I disabled Adobe FlashPlayer on my laptops and desktops I have had that decision re-enforced by yet more news about security vulnerabilities, battery drain issues, and system crashes all derived from running FlashPlayer. I am so glad I disabled the junk software and recommend everyone else do that too. Here is reason […]

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469 reasons why Facebook sucks is a list of 468 reasons why I find Facebook annoying. I add more all the time. That is a list of all the applications I have blocked in the last year so they stop pestering me through my live feed. The additional one, is a Facebook internal one called Questions which is doubly […]

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Stuxnet and Cyber-Warfare

VanityFair has a new, easier to read story about the Stuxnet virus and cuber-warfare: A Declaration of Cyber-War

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Computer Security and Global Security, Windows Virus?

There are some very interesting developments in the news regarding the Stuxnet virus. I confess that I mostly ignored this virus, like most computer viruses, when it came out as it appeared to impact only computers running the Windows operating system. It turns out I was wrong, it actually uses Windows to spread itself, but […]

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Very happy I disabled Adobe/Macromedia Flash on my Macs

A few weeks ago I decided to disable Adobe/Macromedia Flash on all my Macintosh computers. I am here to tell you I do NOT regret it at all, and now recommend it highly. Flash was an extremely useful extension for many years; it made it possible to view videos on the web without specialized software […]

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