Lady, are you a real geek?

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I was out doing front yard work late this afternoon when I heard a neighborhood kid say “Lady, are you a real geek?” I looked up in surprise, dropped my garden shears (almost stabbed my arm) and saw a gangling, 11 or so brown haired boy staring straight down at me.  I peeked back at him over black-rimmed eye glasses and said “why do you ask?”  

11ish Boy [pointing at my tee shirt]: Sometimes you wear strange clothes…

Me: What! What is so strange about there’s no place like 127.0.0.1?

11ish B...

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BTW Twitter, your Tweetdeck bug was a privacy breach…

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 “A bug in your software has given me access to hundreds of accounts.” — Geoff Evason 

Last Friday TechcrunchC|NET,  CNN Money and other tech sites reported that some Tweetdeck users had access to other Tweetdeck user accounts. The issue was first reported on Twitter with a tweet from Geoff Evason:  “A bug in your software has given me access to hundreds of accounts.”

Twitter status  [short & succinct]

TweetDeck is currently down while we look into an issue...

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Twitter’s latest twist in the “Profile Views” scam

This blog post is still in the works – replace graphics…

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The current Twitter scam builds on prior profile view scams but now includes an interesting twist.

The latest Twitter “visit my profile for the website!” scam is following hot on the heels of a recent Facebook viewer profile scam that was reported by Sophos last Tuesday.  The current Twitter scam builds on prior profile view scams but now includes an interesting twist...

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Canadian Tax Refund Phishing Scam Steals IRS Copyright!

Another day and another scam. This morning I received a Canadian Income Tax and Benefit Return claiming to be from the Canada Revenue Agency. There was one serious error in this phishing email that many of you would flag in a heartbeat – their  copyright:  Internal Revenue Service. All rights reserved. Perhaps they need to hire a better proofreader so that they do not mix up the nations that they are trying to scam.

There were several warning flags:

  1. I am not a Canadian citizen.
  2. IRS Copyrigh...
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