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Tuesday: March 2, 2010

Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.Hacking popular ticket sites may land you with several unfriendly charges.

What kind of charges you ask? Well there is conspiracy, wire fraud and unauthorized computer access for starters. According to the source article that wire fraud charge carries a twenty year prison sentence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:00 AM | Tags (13) | hackers | tickets | ticketmaster | profit | concerts | music | yahoo | hacking | charges | conspiracy | wire | fraud | prison |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Nine of the worst tech movies according to CNN.Nine of the worst tech movies according to CNN.

OK, I can agree with most of the choices on this list but said list could have easily been doubled due to the amount of silly technology that has appeared in movies over the years. Case in point: Independence Day. In which Jeff Goldblum's character manages to hack an alien computer... using Mac OS 9.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 9:10 AM | Tags (8) | bad | cnn | hackers | mac | movies | silly | tech | worst |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 51 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

A list of the top ten computer worms and viruses for your sickly pleasure.A list of the top ten computer worms and viruses for your sickly pleasure.

The Da Vinci virus curiously not on this list. Someone must have gotten a hold of that garbage file again.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:52 AM | Tags (4) | worms | viruses | security | hackers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Be careful when taking advantage of free wifi, even in designated areas.Be careful when taking advantage of free wifi, even in designated areas.

...hackers may be masquerading as free public Wi-Fi providers to gain access to the laptops of unsuspecting travelers. All it takes, they say, is a computer program downloaded from the Internet, an open access point and a user who has ignored basic security advice.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:07 AM | Tags (7) | airport | free | fyi | hackers | hotspots | security | wifi |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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