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Windows 10 is spyware

31 October, 2015 (10:06) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

# BlockWindows Stop Windows 7 through 10 Nagging and Spying updates, Tasks, IPs, and services. Works with Windows 7 through 10 FILES —– BlockWindows.bat Right Click and “Run as Admin” hosts.bat Works with Windows 7 and 8. Appends current hosts file. Run from your Downloads directory. Doesn’t work on Windows 10, copy hosts file to […]

Remove facebook ads

29 May, 2012 (18:06) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

Don’t like adverts in Facebook? Add this to your adblock filter rules: facebook.com#*(.ego_column)

Facial recognition identifies your social security number

2 August, 2011 (16:19) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

Here’s an interesting article I came across on New Scientist: facial-recognition-identifies There was an old wartime saying that “careless talk costs lives”. Perhaps there should be a new saying for the social networking age something along the lines of “careless postings cost identities”. The Internet is a vast searchable database of personal information, be careful […]

PC Support Phone Scam

31 July, 2011 (10:47) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

On the 20th of July my telephone rang at 12:31pm the callers number was witheld. The caller informed me that my PC was infected with viruses and that it has sent messages over the Internet to the company he worked for, he said the company was called Internet Control. Out of curiosity I played dumb […]

A sensible, grammatically correct Tweet for C&C

15 September, 2010 (16:33) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

I read an article recently on The Register regarding tweet controlled bot nets and I thought of this: Tweet about anything but create sensible and grammatically correct text. Bot is hard coded with a sequence of numbers that bot uses to read single characters from any/all the words of a tweet. The bot reads a […]

Zeus Botnet vs UK bank accounts

12 August, 2010 (14:46) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

Security researchers tracked down a Zeus-based botnet that raided more than $1m from 3,000 compromised UK online banking accounts. Using browser and application based vulnerabilities and drive-by download attacks cyber criminals managed to install version 3 of the Zeus trojan onto compromised machines. There are kits available via the underground that make such installs trivial […]

Where have the scams gone?

28 June, 2010 (20:14) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

I have been rather busy over the past couple of months. Not only that, I have 14 email accounts on several domains and not one of them has attracted anything malicious, other than standard product marketing spam in those months. I am aware that a couple of major botnets have been impacted by the closure […]

Fake Swine Flu Alerts

3 December, 2009 (17:05) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

Alerts regarding H1N1 (swine flu) virus are arriving in inboxes in an attempt to trick users into visiting bogus websites for the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. The email attempts to trick users into believing they are part of a H1N1 vaccination program. Once the link embedded in the email is clicked a web […]

Malicious iPhone worm

23 November, 2009 (12:09) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

Jail broken iPhones that use the default ssh password are vulnerable to a new worm. The worm has the potential to access your private information, steal your SMS history and contact servers for the download of additional malware. The worm propagates by scanning various IP ranges including those of telco’s that provide the iPhone. Only […]

Risk assesment on cloud computing

20 November, 2009 (18:17) | A cat called password. | By: Blogkeep

I personally wouldn’t trust my data to the cloud, except maybe my grocery list. And although cloud computing does offer benefits to business in the form of reduced costs, scalability and the promise of 24×7 availability, can you really trust your data or indeed your whole business infrastructure to the cloud? What I have mentioned […]