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  • Vance Maverick on Oliver Sacks: A variant of Muphry's Law -- that when writing about brain disorders one must commit typos?
  • Fred Skolnik on In Rawabi: No, Fred is not fighting for human rights but Fred is also not singling out a single country as the world's great transgressor and spending endless ho...
  • suetonius on Hacked!: And FYI that ransomware did actually encrypt everything, which is very easy to do. The files were not recoverable.
  • suetonius on Hacked!: It is certainly true that a Mac can have the same issues, it's just much less likely. The ransomware that hit my wife's assistant's Mac via Windows r...
  • suetonius on Hacked!: Well, nowadays :-) I bought my first mac in 1985 - there was a long time we were out in the wilderness...
  • FromArseToElbow on Hacked!: Ransomware, like most Internet scams, is an example of what is increasingly referred to by media-botherers as 'social engineering', but is better know...
  • judgefloyd on In Rawabi: Whatabout, whatabout, whatabout....? Is Fred fighting for human rights in Sudan, Rwanda, Nigeria, Serbia, Cambodia, Guatemala, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan,...
  • judgefloyd on Hacked!: My suggestion would be to put the computer on Ubuntu, which I believe to be as secure, if not more so, than Macs, as well as being cheaper (free, real...
  • Emmryss on Hacked!: Mac's? Iconoclastic? Iconic is more like it.
  • keith smith on Hacked!: Its certainly possible for a mac to be held for ransom in this way. But it doesn't affect the machine as a whole, just the web browser. So of course y...

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