Geek Squeaks’ of the Week (#36)

Welcome to the weekly roundup of articles from the developers of the blogs that are members of the What’s On My PC blogroll community.  I encourage you to visit these blogs to learn more about information technology and computers.  To these authors, I say Thank You! AKS – Feel The Change Windows SteadyState- Powerful tool... Continue Reading →

Conficker and Spyware Protect 2009

Trend Micro (Malware Blog) is reporting that the Conficker worm has awakened and received instruction to download malware to the host PC that masquerades as antivirus software, called “Spyware Protect 2009”. UPDATE: 10:50 PDT, 9 April 2009 (Trend Micro) Having followed the activities of Eastern European online cyber crime for several years, there is one... Continue Reading →

The Psychology of Email Scams…

Recently I posted a topic "Tis the season to be email scammed.." and someone asked me, "How does someone fall for something that is so obvious?". I thought about this awhile and concluded that there are certain psychological elements or behavioral characteristics that are within us all that the cybercriminal focuses upon when crafting the... Continue Reading →

Are you a victim of “CRAMMING”?

This post is to provide you with an update to a recent article that was posted on the blog called: "Beware! Telephone Bill Ripoff..." I strongly encourage everyone to read that article [click here] and take necessary action to block any miscellaneous charges being added to your phone bill. A third party company can take... Continue Reading →

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