Monday, December 9, 2019
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CCleaner Compromised – Contains Malware [info]

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One our favorite tools has been compromised. Piriform is reporting CCleaner 5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud 1.0.7.3191 are the affected versions.The software was modified unknowingly before...

New Gmail Phishing Attack [news]

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Wordfence (a cyber security firm) reported a Phishing scam that targets Gmail users. They are calling it "highly effective."The attackers send an email to your Gmail...

FailDesk – Nominated For SysAdmin Blog Award [info]

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FailDesk has been shortlisted for a SysAdmin Blog Award - Most Humorous Blog You read that correctly! We were chosen as a finalist for the...

Amazon S3: Taken Down By Typo [news]

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Thousands of websites down, trillions of objects unavailable to cloud customers - all taken offline by a mistake in a command and fixed by...

Guy builds video game in Excel. In other news, least efficient game designer...

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BBC reports that an accountant (of course) named Cary Walkin developed a fantasy turn-based RPG in Excel(!) over the course of 4 months while...

Facebook update: “JUST GOT PULLED OVER LOLZ”

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As reported by Fox news via Der Spiegel, a driver in Germany was pulled over for speeding and the police discovered the guy may...

One part awesome, one part “Oh crap”: DARPA funded power-strip can hack your network

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Well, keep on the lookout for this gizmo...called the "PowerPwn" - fitting, right?From ZDNet: The Power Pwn may look like an ordinary power strip, maybe...

Google ruined a donkey’s dirt bath, conspirassy dedonked! [news]

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If you're not aware, Google has made the news again, but not in the usual way - this time, people have called them out...

Tech Win: Vandals break into congressman’s office; install Linux

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The Register reports that vandals broke into New York congressman Michael Grimm's campaign office and installed Linux on the server and workstations.  When asked...

Tech news flashback: I think we know the answer to this.

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I saw a photo linking to this article on Imgur the other day via the NYT and I felt it was worth commenting on.Stated...