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Dear Hackers And Spammers:

Dear Hackers and Spammers: You need to die a slow, painful death. Your continued, brute force attempts to worm your way into my Publetariat site (a site I make no money on and offer as a public service to writers and publishing professionals) throttled server resources and caused my hosting company to shut down the […]

How To Avoid Computer Viruses: Links

Malware, viruses and trojans have three main modes of transmission: file transfer (like on a flash drive), web scripts and downloads. Links are what make you vulnerable to those latter two, and that’s what I’m talking about in this post. Wait! Don’t Click That Link! You may think it’s safe to click on a link you […]

Does Your Kindle Fire Need Virus Protection?

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Dear Netflix:

You lost a huge chunk of your customer base (including me) when you restructured your pricing to make streaming a separate service from disc delivery, with an additional charge attached. This effectively nearly doubled the fee you used to charge for both services. Do you really think your Undertone Networks ad campaign, in which a […]

McAfee Is For Muggles And Norton Is For Naifs

If you’re like most people who have an antivirus program installed on their Windows computers, you’re running McAfee or Norton. These programs come pre-loaded on most Windows computers with a free trial period, and since most non-tech-savvy consumers know they need antivirus protection and recognize the Norton or McAfee name, they take the path of […]