Monday, April 14, 2014

The Breakdown of a Fake Antivirus Scammer #vmvwiki

Run through of what 'Microsoft' scammers claiming you have malware actually do to your computer  

What are the chances of a fake antivirus (AV) scammer calling a security vendor? Probably slim, until  one such scammer calls Noah Magram, principal software engineer with Sourcefire. After talking to a series of agents for 30 minutes, Noah fires up a virtual machine. The video starts when the scammers get access to his "computer." 

Thanks Nicole ( @iamvanillabear)

Friday, April 11, 2014

The great Bitcoin robbery #vmvwiki

744,400 bit coins or about half billion nz dollars today's value ...

BBC News: legislate to ban emails after 6pm? #vmvwiki

France has brought in rules to protect employees from work email disturbing them outside office hours. Would a law to this effect be feasible elsewhere?

Major internet security bug explained: OpenSSL Heartbleed #vmvwiki

The cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, who has been writing about computer security for more than fifteen years, is not given to panic or hyperbole. So when he writes, of the “catastrophic bug” known as Heartbleed, “On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11,” it’s safe to conclude that the Internet has a serious problem. The bug, which was announced on Tuesday—complete with an explanatory Web site and a bleeding-heart logo—is a vulnerability in a widely used piece of encryption software called OpenSSL.

Additional resources:

Mashable is compiling a list of key sites affected and whether they
have fixed it yet - once they have, you should change the password.

Huge list of vulnerable sites here:

(Thanks Kim H-H)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Google's Oppia embeddable interactive educational "explorations" #vmvdlt

It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing.