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Ransomware With 1024-bit Encryption key Blackmails Victims

[update: Since this was written there’s been at least one solution to fix Gpcode problems The folks at Kaspersky Labs have run into a new variant of a nasty little bugger known as Gpcode.  This virus encrypts files on the infected computer and then demands payment for a key that will allow the victim to […]

Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell Claims Game Piracy To End

Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari, is now claiming that TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chips that are installed on many new motherboards will make it impossible to pirate game software. While it’s true that the TPM chips he’s talking about will present a seriously increased challenge, there’s no doubt at all in my mind that determined […]

Air Force Seeks Monster Botnet

I just read something that needs some attention.  It’s a piece called “Air Force Aims for ‘Full Control’ of ‘Any and All’ Computers“. Essentially, they’re working on developing a suite of software tools that will give them access to and full control over any type of computer they encounter. The whole point is to […]

Thingamablog Templates And Freenet 0.5

Recently I wrote about a project Modifying Thingamablog For Freenet 0.5 and while I have not yet been able to solve the puzzle of how to make the needed mods for the current version of Thingamablog, I have run into a problem with the templates. Thingamablog uses tags within the templates that need to be […]

New Version Of Mixminon Message Sender Released

After a LONG time without updates, version 1.2.5-Beta of Mixminion Message Sender is now available. There’s been several changes / tweaks in the code (see the changelog below) and I’ve created a new distribution that includes Mixminion ready to run “out of the box”. I have not yet been able to compile Win32 binaries of […]