Posts for February 2014
Don't buy on price... buy on value! Web sites and razors... by
My wife recently got a bloody reminder (literally) of what happens when you make purchase decisions based on price, not on value. She's an extremely frugal person so I'm not surprised this happened, but I'm hoping she learned her lesson and there may be a lesson in here for you as well.
IE10 Zero Day Exploit (and why we don't Love Internet Explorer Even On Valentines Day) by
Internet Explorer (version 10 only at this point) once gain has a Zero Day Exploit (meaning no patch is available to fix it). In combination with Adobe Flash (another piece of software with a terrible track record on security) is being actively used to compromise systems. The attack seems primarily aimed at our military and was being exploited by a hack on the VFW Web site.
If you use Comcast as your ISP, either at home or work, change your password now... by
Comcast has very quietly admitted that their mail servers were compromised and their customers data (e-mail address, passwords, etc.) have been compromised. Even if you don't use your Comcast account as your primary e-mail, you DO have an e-mail account with them for billing purposes...
Ad Tax? Depreciating Your Advertising??? by
Imagine having to depreciate 1/2 of your advertising budget over 10 years! If this crazy proposal by Congress, initiated by Dave Camp, surprisingly a Republican from Michigan succeeds that's what will happen.