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100 Grades Per Minute

The professional blog of a Data and SIMS.net Administrator in a single-sex faith school. Contains the odd rant and bad geek joke.

  1. EcoSplash / ShowerSaint

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    CAM
    , 5th November 2011 at 12:35 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Just had this rubbish through the door in postcard format:

    Your request for an EcoSplash has been received. (No, We never sent a request!)

    If you don't require it contact us on... (Stop there. We didn't order one so no!)

    You will need to give us your address so that we can remove your details (And confirm I am an idiot? No thanks!)

    For more information visit... (Doesn't even appear in Google searches and the WHOIS points to a marketing
    ...

    Updated 9th December 2011 at 08:27 PM by CAM

    Categories
    Technical
  2. Malware - How It Works

    by
    CAM
    , 20th May 2011 at 06:58 PM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    With the recent spotlight on malware and computer security I want to share some of the tricks I have discovered whilst reading up on it. And yes, some of these can affect multiple platforms (Windows/OSX/etc).

    Google Image Poisoning: The act of using Google Image Search to trick users into visiting infected pages. Images related to popular topics on Twitter or the news are pushed high up the ranks of searches relating to that topic. Victims search for said topic in their droves, click ...
  3. Breaking In - Literally

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    CAM
    , 10th April 2011 at 01:05 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    A program called Breaking In is being launched in America and it is the IT world's equivalent of CSI. the show follows a fictional IT team breaking into museums, nicking cars and doing other things that real security researchers likely don't do as part of their day to day affairs. The producers even created a Flash game for people to play around in and supposedly "hack" by guessing a password.

    Unfortunately for the show's marketing team, one user responded to the Naked Security blog post ...

    Updated 10th April 2011 at 01:30 AM by CAM

    Categories
    Technical , Amusement
  4. Facebook: Sure You Are Secure?

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    CAM
    , 18th March 2011 at 12:02 AM (100 Grades Per Minute)
    Facebook profiles have become a bit of a commodity these days for crooks looking to cash in on unsuspecting members of the public. From spam messages to social engineering scams, the holy grail for any attacker is open access to a person's profile. From here, they can capture details about a person's private life along with their family, friends, business contacts and everything they require to pull the perfect scam.

    On the same note I paid a visit to the Apple Store in London today ...

    Updated 18th March 2011 at 12:06 AM by CAM

    Categories
    Technical