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guy from wired.com gets icloud hacked

Hi all.
Well a guy from wired.com got his icloud hacked.
there are several articles that tell how its done.
these are some of them but there are more
http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/08/apple-amazon-mat-honan-hacking/all/

http://www.techradar.com/news/computing/apple/apple-reviewing-processes-following-journalists-icloud-hack-1091321
http://www.padgadget.com/2012/08/06/more-icloud-security-concerns-wired-writer-gets-hacked/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/benzingainsights/2012/08/07/icloud-hacking-could-tarnish-apples-image/

http://www.macrumors.com/2012/08/05/apple-support-allowed-hacker-access-to-reporters-icloud-account/

http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/301183-lessons-learned-from-apple-icloud-hack

This is a serious business.
holes in amazon now resolved and holes in apples customer support
phone service enabled hackers to get billing address and credit card
info so they could hack into the system.
It should be coman sence and to be honest I have some misstrust in
relying on the net as a hole.
I have 2 hard drives 1 external for every day and 1 other for
backing up things.
Yes the cloud has dropbox which has quite not much just stuff that if
I lost it I’d be pissed but nothing bad.
Don’t link your facebook and or twitter.
in fact don’t use either if you can help it.
Don’t do any micro blogging or anything like that I don’t.
read http://smeveriss.wordpress.com for my rant.
I am moving away from here for anything large like this.
Reason is because this is a family site I can’t rage.
If you are a child and read this don’t click my blog link just the articles.
if you read this blog first and want to continue hearing my rage full
out then go on to smeveriss.wordpress.com
Remember you can comment.
please comment on here and my blog.
sm.everiss@gmail.com is my aol email and an msn
shaun.e@xtra.co.nz is my current msn
shaun_everiss is my skype.
See, I don’t keep secrets.
I have nothing online to hide.
If someone decides to hack my wordpress and rage then I may rage back.
I am bored enough to do so and one day someone raged at me on lj.
I raged at him for ages and ages.
the blog is dead but if you ever read it then you would know what my rage is.
laters

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Window-Eyes Now Available in Arabic and Hebrew! September 27, 2012

Sep-27-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Window-Eyes Now Available in Arabic and Hebrew!

Fort Wayne, Indiana (September 27, 2012) – GW Micro, Inc. (www.gwmicro.com) announced today that people who are blind or visually impaired that speak Arabic or Hebrew are now able to use the latest screen reader technology to access nearly everything on a Windows-based computer. From the web to email to documents, spreadsheets, presentations and more; computer users who are blind and visually impaired and need support for right-to-left languages now have advanced access with the most powerful screen reader available, Window-Eyes.

GW Micro’s small business model has made it nimble in the marketplace, allowing the company to deliver customized solutions when their customers need them. “There are very few companies that can handle this task, and we believe that we have created the most powerful screen reader available for Arabic and Hebrew,” said Dan Weirich, VP of Sales and Marketing for GW Micro. Weirich notes that GW Micro worked very closely with their Arabic and Hebrew partners. This has helped ensure that Window-Eyes offers the absolute best support for the local market.

He also notes that Window-Eyes is an internationally recognized screen reader used across the globe by a large user base. The new support for Arabic and Hebrew offers benefits to customers that are new to the Arabic and Hebrew screen reader marketplace including the ability to have customers try Window-Eyes before purchasing, unmatched stability that allows Window-Eyes to be used in the workplace and at home, the ability to work with programs natively like iTunes for easy access to listen to and download music, and much more.

Window-Eyes is ready for immediate purchase in both Arabic and Hebrew languages. For more information, contact GW Micro by calling (260) 489-3671.

GW Micro has been a trusted pioneer in the adaptive technology industry since 1990, and continues to lead with innovative, customer driven solutions.

Contact:
Dan Weirich, VP of Sales and Marketing
dan@gwmicro.com
(260) 489-3671

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IRS official looking E-mails a scam

We just received the following from truth or fiction a site I subscribe to in regards to this subject. The text of the E-mail follow as well as a link for more information.

To: TruthOrFiction Subscribers

From: TruthOrFiction.com Team

Re: Scam Alert – Emails from the Internal Revenue Service

Emails From The Internal Revenue Service Telling You to Update Your Information-Fiction! & Scam!

Very official looking emails allegedly from the Internal Revenue Service are circulating the World Wide Web informing readers to update their information.

This is a phishing scam that may also be linked to websites that could possibly infect your computers.
Do not click the links in these emails.

We received several versions of these emails in a matter of minutes and that is a good indication to us that this one has gone viral.

For more details and samples go to:
this Truth or fiction web page.

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Where has the podcast gone?

I’ve been doing some reading on different things, and I’ve also had some thoughts about some things I’ve read, and I just haven’t really decided what to talk about on this podcast. I’ve been also contemplating on discontinuing the podcast altogether, and only use the blog to comment on stuff that I read and you can comment if you wish. E-mail me and give me your thoughts. As a side note, all podcasts on the RSS feed have been removed.

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This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you

I just read This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you and I think this is rediculous. I know that I’ve probably seen worse with the Apple vs Samsung case, but that was different. This is security, and this needs to be fixed. Steve Gibson has always said that longer is better, and yes, 16 characters should be enough in theory, but with possibly being hacked as Hotmail was and outlook may in the future, this security stuff needs to be done right. I suggest people check out this article, and report your thoughts where appropriate.

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