Searching on the web may be dangerous for reasons you won’t think of

Searching for “bad” sites may not be as dangerous as we all think. McAfee (antivirus software vendor) recently published a study of common search phrases to find out how frequently malicious software would be found at the resulting sites. Looking for free stuff seems to be more risky than porn, the authors of the study …

Did I just loose my desktop?

Intuit Alienates Mac Users With QuickBooks Fiasco I understand that companies lost data, at an important time of the year. And, I saw Intuit, after their first few days of not turning off the update server on their end, implement pretty good customer support.But, there really wasn’t anything they could do to recover data. We lost and I still need to use them. Long live backups.

20+ Windows Vista Features and Services Harvest User Data for Microsoft

Isn’t it wonderful that so many things can spy on you. And, we all “have” to believe that moving to Vista is better for us, keeping us safer from those malicious and malevolent malware programs. Does this remind anyone of the same logic being used by certain federales to convince us that gathering more information …

Keeping up with the Jones “The enemy adapts: the state of spam, malware, and phishing scams”

Just as we are supposed to keep our consumer society healthy and flourishing it seems that computer bad stuff is making plenty of money, for someone. And, thinking that a Mac will keep you safe is only going to cover part of staying safe on the Internet, it seems that phishing schemes, those things that look like you have to reconfirm some financial information, are really taking off. …