Social Engineering

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Most computer infections, network break-ins and “hack” jobs are accomplished using a thing called Social Engineering. The Collins English Dictionary defines Social Engineering as: the manipulation of the social position and function of individuals in order to manage change in a society. I define social engineering as: tricking people to get them to do what Read More

Size Matters, with Broadband

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Many times I take things for granted. Like, how much the general public understand about internet access. This week the Wall Street Journal had an article that floored me. The article covered the fact that in locations where many people access the internet through the same router, they can get very slow internet speed. I Read More

SEC Surfed for Porn

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The NY Daily News reports: The country’s top financial watchdogs turned out to be horndogs who spent hours gawking at porn Web sites as the economy teetered on the brink, according to a memo released Thursday night. The shocking findings include Securities and Exchange Commission senior staffers using government computers to browse for booty and Read More