Bing Bung

Yesterday Qohel was at the number one position on Bing for ‘leading conservative blog.’ Today it has dropped out of their listings completely. Bing’s webmaster tools report they had trouble finding my sitemap last time they crawled the site. I’ve checked that and pinged Bing with the sitemap address. But Qohel is not showing as blocked, and surely …

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Phishing Emails

Just received this email claiming to be from the Commonwealth Bank: We recorded a payment request from “HostGator -www.hostgator.com- Reseller Web Hosting” to enable the charge of $74.95 on your account.   Because the order was made from an African internet address, we put an Exception Payment on transaction id #POS PAYM7284 motivated by our …

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Virus Virut ce

You know all those annoying hoax anti-virus messages that people used to send around? They described in breathless terms some new virus which antivirus products could not remove, which would cause your hard to crash, losing all your data unrecoverably. Now there is a virus which almost matches that description. virut ce can cause serious …

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Conficker Again

I have had two computers in today which were infected with the dreaded Conficker Worm. This was the first time I had seen it in the wild. You can download a free Conficker (sometimes called Downadup) removal tool from Sunbelt Software, makers of the superb Vipre Anti Virus/Anti Spyware. If you keep your computer up …

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A Few Windows Tips

1. Don’t install Apple’s Bonjour programme. Bonjour is meant to simplify network setup and connectivity between your computer and ‘smart’ devices. In fact Windows handles network setup perfectly well, and Bonjour simply adds another layer of complication. In some cases it will stop internet access completely. If you are running Vista and install service pack …

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