Tag Archives: Security

Kicking Out The Bad Guys 2

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.With more than 5,700 posts, and more than 21 million visitors since 1998, this web site has become a very strong hacker magnet. In fact, over the past several years, thousands of … Continue reading

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Secure Connection Failed

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.If you tried to reach this web site today, you probably failed, and your browser showed you an error message that was similar to the following: ————————————————- Secure Connection Failed “An error … Continue reading

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Working On This Site 22

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.I’ve been working on this website again, behind the scenes. One of the several things that I’ve done is to add a cache to this site’s pages. You should notice this site’s … Continue reading

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Read This While You Can

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.Those of us whose internet service providers (ISPs) are somewhat “flaky” at best, are used to the frequent downtimes that are sometimes attributable to issues like the following: The Internet Corporation for … Continue reading

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Devuan Linux

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.A few days ago, I told you that I had installed — but had not yet configured — Devuan Linux on my main office PC, to run alongside of the Debian Linux … Continue reading

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Busy Boy

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.This past month has gone by really, really quickly. I think that’s partially because each month that goes by is a tiny fraction of the time that I’ve been alive, and partially … Continue reading

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Have We Lost The Privacy War? 160

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.I told you so, about six years ago. 😉 Time after time, his company has been caught with “its hand in the cookie jar.” Time after time, he’s basically said Oops, sorry, … Continue reading

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La Peste

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.In life, there are some tasks that most of us find repulsive. Hardly any of us want to do them. But we all know that someone has to do them. So we … Continue reading

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The Bitcoin Expert

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.Do you own any Bitcoin? If so, do you understand what Bitcoin is and how it works? If not, don’t worry — there’s always a Bitcoin expert around who can It is … Continue reading

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Tornado Time

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.I’ve lived in the midwest U.S., in “tornado alley.” And I’ve lived here in the Sunshine State — a magnet to Atlantic hurricanes. Which is more dangerous? Which is more destructive? The … Continue reading

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Lesson Delivered

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.It seems like we’ve seen a new one every week or so. I’m talking about videos of thieves stealing delivered packages off of people’s front porches. Many of them brazenly walk up … Continue reading

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How To Avoid Your Next Car Crash

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.A couple of months ago, I told you that — for the second year in a row — The Sunshine State had been declared the home of the worst drivers in the … Continue reading

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Have We Lost The Privacy War? 159

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.I’ve been saying it for years. Facebook doesn’t care about your privacy — it only cares about making money by collecting and exploiting your data. And now I’ve been joined by It … Continue reading

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iPhone X Loses Face 2

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.A few days ago, I linked you to a story in which a researcher uses a mask of himself to gain access to his iPhone X, using its Face ID facial-recognition feature. … Continue reading

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iPhone X Loses Face

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.Apple’s new iPhone X smartphone has been getting a lot of publicity lately, for several of its new features. One of its most highly touted features has been Face ID, a biometric … Continue reading

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Re:scam

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.It’s been several years since I last received any scammer email, like from someone who claims to be a Nigerian prince who offers to give me millions of dollars. But the next … Continue reading

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Let Me Show You

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.He’s a good salesman. In fact, he’s a very good salesman. He’s really dedicated to selling his product. He knows every It is illegal to publish this copyrighted ComputerBob.com post anywhere else.

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Weird Stuff On A Terrorist’s Computer

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.Osama bin Laden. We all know him as the infamous Islamic terrorist who masterminded deadly terror attacks all over the world. Including the It is illegal to publish this copyrighted ComputerBob.com post … Continue reading

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Still A Mystery?

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.It happened 54 years ago. I was in second grade at the time. Literally sitting in one of those old steel school desks with the angled wooden flip-top, and the hole near … Continue reading

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Floating Crosswalk

This copyrighted ComputerBob.com post can’t legally appear anywhere else.A town in Iceland has a lot of trouble with distracted drivers being a danger to pedestrians. So they installed something to grab drivers’ attention and make them slow down: A “floating … Continue reading

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