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Detecting email scams

by Dave Moore, 9-30-18 Email anti-spam filters are often pretty bad at protecting email users. They let bad email through and block good messages with such regularity that I don’t really include them as part of my overall Internet safety strategy. The spam...

Fight the Internet tracking cookies and win, Part 1

by Dave Moore, 9-23-18 Last week we looked at Internet tracking cookies, those little surveillance files injected into our devices by websites, used against us to report our every move to faceless data brokers, invasive government agencies, and Internet criminals. Not...

Internet tracking cookies tasting pretty bad

by Dave Moore, 9-16-18 Imagine if, as soon as you entered your favorite big box store to do some shopping, a small drone robot started flying around your head, following you everywhere you went. Up and down every aisle, around every corner, its tiny cameras zooming in...

Why the Internet bad buys like viruses

by Dave Moore, 9-9-18 The war against computer viruses is a multi-billion dollar industry, with no clear end or victory in sight. Billions of dollars are spent every year defending against malicious computer software (malware) and even more money is lost to the damage...

Where does your email live?

by Dave Moore, 9-2-18 Next to surfing websites, email still remains the second most popular Internet function. While it may soon be eclipsed by social networking forums offering instant messaging, people still love their email. All that’s left is for folks to...