Computer users are not normally technically adept: to them their computer is just a thing they use to get work done or for entertainment, and they treat it like a radio, television, or coffee maker. This naivety makes businesses an easy target for sociopaths looking for fun and profit. These criminals exist because of other people’s laziness. Please don’t be the next business that rewards and encourages these sociopaths by providing them with more easy profit.
For those who invest in Anti-virus protection for their *ix boxes. Years ago I remember John McAfee, Peter Norton, and Friðrik Skúlason all started their own anti-virus projects and all made anti-virus free to individuals. Over time Peter bought himself a gay bar in New York, John went mostly into high cost corporate products and…
We downloaded and are streaming (bit torrent) all six of the working torrents for the latest Ubuntu, Natty Narwhale, which was released this week. The main download page is here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download and you can find alternate means of downloading here: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/alternative-download. If you have not tried Ubuntu and would like to see it without changing your computer, download the appropriate file and burn it to CD-ROM to make a Live CD that you can try without altering your computer. You can make a USB boot drive once the CD is booted, which will run faster than the CD runs.
The twitter.com web company has begun suspending accounts belonging to people whose computers are infected with ‘Koobface’ virus. The virus posts messages using the infected person’s accounts on social networking web sites, such as FaceBook.com, MySpace.com, and Twitter.com. The viral messages contain links, which when clicked spread the virus to the clicking party’s computer.