Nov 082012
 

This Site is FOR SALE. Click to Contact owner.Time marches on and it’s time to sell this site. I have owned this site since 2004 and no longer have the time or desire to update it. It’s served it’s purpose and has a great name for editorial content. If you are serious about purchasing this site, please use our Contact form for additional data.

Oct 032009
 

Twitter SUCKS! It has no way to automatically eliminate the huge amounts of Direct Message Spam that is sent. Yes, I know you can tighten down the screws and manually approve who follows you but that’s not a solution. It works like this: you Follow someone and they use a “Bot” to automatically send you a Direct Message (DM). Not everyone does this but in my informal calculations while helping my GEEK Princess :) named Cathy, around 75% of these DMs are Spam. They are easy to spot since the Bot stuff never uses your full real name on Twitter.

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Sep 092009
 

Domain and Server abuse has many incarnations. Hot linking your images, Denial of Service attacks, slimy posts on your site, breaking into your hosting/server account, hacking your site, and the list goes on. In this post I’m going to cover Bandwidth consumption abuse. Where your site/server is targeted and this causes you to consume large amounts of bandwidth which can cost you money, slow down your site, and perhaps your host will terminate your account.

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Aug 302009
 

I previously reported that all of the iPhone games written by Storm8, which includes Vampires Live, were stealing your iPhone cell number without your prior and explicit permission. This was Spyware. Period. I’m happy to report that they have fixed the issue and it’s time to take a look at Pinchmedia which provides the developer tools to obtain metrics for Storm8 and numerous other developers.

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Aug 292009
 

A couple of visitors have sent me emails about earning money taking Surveys on the Web. Even one affiliate was smart enough to email me. These pitches are everywhere: Twitter streams, Facebook, emails, and even on Television. Since the economy is really bad, this entire industry seems to be promoting like hell. My first reaction is that they ALL SUCK!

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Aug 292009
 

Domain and Server abuse has many incarnations. Hot linking your images, Denial of Service attacks, slimy posts on your site, breaking into your hosting/server account, hacking your site, and the list goes on. In this post I’m going to cover Bandwidth consumption abuse. Where your site/server is targeted and this causes you to consume large amounts of bandwidth which can cost you money, slow down your site, and perhaps your host will terminate your account. Continue reading »

Aug 272009
 

As I suspected: Storm8 admits that their very popular free game titled Vampires Live is currently stealing your cell number. No specific consent. No notice. Play the game and they phone home with your iPhone cell number. This is Spyware. This is Idenity Theft.  This violates my Privacy. This sucks! They say it’s a “Bug” which they plan to correct but that’s far from the end of this tragic story which has dramatic implications for every owner of an iPhone.

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Aug 262009
 

A few weeks ago I purchased an iPhone 3GS 32 MB smart phone. Although I’ve been a Treo user since they were invented, it was time to change. Although the battery life is totally unacceptable and requires an external battery (I use the outstanding mophie juice pack air), imagine my surprise while reading the News that a number of sites have alleged that some applications for the iPhone which Apple distributes, contain Spyware.

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