Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Blackmailing Trojan encrypts hard-drive

Kaspersky Labs wants help cracking the endryption used in a "ransomware" scheme. We are going to see more and more of this sort of thing and it may well be that groups of security venders and interested parties (i.e. clients, law enforcement will have to join together to put something of a brake on it.

Check it out.)


Sunday, June 08, 2008

OnComputers Radio show Podcast 06-08-08

This is the On Computers Radio show podcast for 06-08-08. You can listen live every Sunday from 10AM to 1PM Pacific thats 1PM to 4PM Eastern. Join us for the live show and chat. If you prefer, you can download the same MP3 file here via ftp.

Links from the Gregg Zone

1) Not to sure how green this car is, but BBC says it is the worlds cheapest. That statement causes one to ponder the term cheap. Just how cheap would the world’s cheapest car be? Well this car fresh off the line is $2,500.00; I would have to say that’s cheap considering today’s prices. I don’t think I would want to get in any arguments with SUV’s.

2) This is one of those links I am going to post feeling there must be more to the story. If the short videos are on the up and up, they will justify my stance on cell phones. If anyone out there has the ability to try this I would like to hear about it, but email me no phone calls.

3) The next couple of links are on the subject of my paranoia concerning the invasion of the computer related side of my life. First up an article about using a toaster to hack a computer. While that sounds a little absurd given all the talk around here about heat control in your computer, the general drift about the subject I find disturbing

4) Related to the last link another hacker worry story. Seems this guy using a computer hooked to the television in a hotel can hack into everyone staying at the property, heck maybe the whole chain world wide, why not?

5) Last link for the week is going to be a new gadget the new Polaroid Photo Printer, what caught my eye about this was the Zink Paper. Could this be the return of the concept of film, what made Kodak, Fuji and the other giants so big, was rhe need to use film, a required medium, like ink cartridges for printers.