Friday, October 18, 2019
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Firefox bug: Now I Feel For Dev George [update]

Well, what started out as a humorous slant on an unsuspecting web dev (probably someone who was pressed into service to build a web site for an oil and gas company) who submitted a Mozilla bug stating that they were incorrectly posting a "notice of...

RIM (BlackBerry) To Stop Making Smartphones [news]

RIM announced today they will stop making smartphones and tablets. Their focus will be software and licensed services.I remember the good old days of shitty scroll buttons and that one time their whole network took a massive shit and left us all without service.

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

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 via the Imgur link, the Times predicted this way ahead of the curve (February 25, 2010!) - but, honestly to...

Carrie Fisher, Passes Away At Age 60 [news]

Carrie Fisher passed away days after suffering a heart attack while traveling. Rest in peace to one of the icons that helped shape this geek.

New Gmail Phishing Attack [news]

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 account and it's typically from someone you know - their account has been compromised. An attachment is included with the...

CCleaner Compromised – Contains Malware [info]

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 release. Once installed the malware is able to report back your computer name, OS version, IP address, software packages, and...

Facebook update: “JUST GOT PULLED OVER LOLZ”

As reported by Fox news via Der Spiegel, a driver in Germany was pulled over for speeding and the police discovered the guy may have a bad habit of being distracted while driving.The guy had a laptop PC, printer, a couple cell phones, a...

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

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 he was studying for his MBA in Toronto.  "Sssssuuuuure he did" said his employer.The game, called Arena.xlsm, is developed using...

Malwarebytes Acquires AdwCleaner [news]

Malwarebytes Acquires AdwCleaner
Malwarebytes acquires AdwCleaner! It's also bringing two of its developers Jérôme Boursier and Corentin Chepeau onto their engineering and research team.AdwCleaner is a removal tool for: PUPs, adware, toolbars, and even browser hijacks.Recently, Malwarebytes has reaffirmed their dislike for PUPs; this acquisition should help strengthen their resources for detection and...

“Safe” Samsung Note 7 Catches Fire On An Airplane [news]

On October 5th a passenger aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Kentucky had his phone catch fire in the cabin prior to departure. The phone in question is a Samsung Note 7. It's owner said he had exchanged his original recalled phone for this "safe" replacement back...