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Beware the Companies House e-mail

I have for some time now been plagued by e-mails claiming to come from Companies House, they generally say that there is a problem with web filing to Companies House. Now, as happens at the time when I first received… Continue Reading →

Comment spammer offers to help you with spam

The cheek of this Comment spammer offering to help me with spam is so crazy I just felt I need to post it up as a warning to other. Author : bounceconnect.com (IP: 5.135.86.49 , 5.135.86.49) E-mail : candelariaknight@bigstring.com URL… Continue Reading →

Always backup before carrying out maintenance or changes

Always backup before carrying out maintenance or changes a salutatory tale. Today, having read about a Huge attack on WordPress sites could spawn never-before-seen super botnet I decided to up grade the security on this blog. I took the advice… Continue Reading →

Tax Refund Notification

I had an interesting e-mail today, it claimed to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and read as follows:   From: HM Revenue & Customs <refund.claim-hm@hmrc.gov.uk> Subject: Tax Refund Notification Date: Sat, 7 May 2011 16:19:58 +0100 To: undisclosed-recipients:… Continue Reading →

Phone call from the “Technical Department of Windows”

I received an odd telephone call this morning. The caller with an Indian voice, who claimed to be from the “Technical Department of Windows”, tried to tell me that I had down loaded some malware from the internet on to… Continue Reading →

More junk mail

Despite being signed up to the Mailing Preference Service I still get some junk mail. One such item arrived in today’s post from the Domain Renewal Group, helpfully pointing out that one of the domain names which I own expires… Continue Reading →

Google Chrome

I saw an advertising poster for Google Chrome the other day, it has set me thinking. I have never seen a poster for a web browser before, why do Google feel the need to take out expensive advertising? Just cast… Continue Reading →

Project Honey Pot receives its 1 billionth spam message

Project Honey Pot is a community of tens of thousands of web and email administrators from more than 170 countries around the world who are working together to track online fraud and abuse. The Project has been online since 2004… Continue Reading →

The Koala climbs

Canonical, and the Ubuntu developers, have now released the final version of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. On a new installation of Ubuntu 9.10, the system uses the Ext4 file system, the GNOME 2.28 desktop environment and the GRUB 2 boot… Continue Reading →

Eight days to go…

There is a Operating System coming out soon. No not Microsoft Windows 7, better than that Ubuntu 9.10 The Karmic Koala! Let face it the name is far more interesting 😉 Just got a new computer? Ask for a refund… Continue Reading →

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