Are You Safe from Ransomware?


Adobe Reader 8 running on Windows Vista
Don’t Let Your PC Get Held For Ransom
Ransomware, like most other malware, can come from drive-by-download, such as opening a malicious email attachment, clicking on a deceptive pop-up, or simply by visiting a compromised website. It can also come from exploiting vulnerabilities in web browsers, operating systems, and commonly-used software and programs such as Adobe Reader and Java.

Protecting your computer from ransomware involves the same measures you would take to protect your computer from any other malware. Here are a few precautionary steps to fend off not only ransomware but malware in general…’
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Another Extreme Case of Tech Addiction
Remember the schoolboy who attacked his teacher because she took his tablet? This one is really heartless
Chinese couple ‘sells’ baby daughter for iPhone
‘A young Chinese couple are facing criminal punishment for “selling” their daughter and using part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone, state media said Friday.

‘Shanghai prosecutors have brought a case against the couple for human trafficking after they illegally put their third child up for adoption through online postings and accepted money for the baby, the Liberation Daily reported.

‘Investigators found the mother, whose full name was not given, used the money to buy an iPhone, high-end sports shoes and other products, also online, it said…’
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Web Robot Can Analyze People’s Moods Through Their Voice (Chrome only)
If that could be done, why not use MIVOR for lie detection which seems easier
‘Created by Seattle-based creative studio WINTR, MIVOR is a Mood Interpreting Voice-Operated Robot that visualizes the user’s inner self.

‘MIVOR prompts the user with questions and the user can answer by speaking into their computer’s microphone. Based on the user’s responses, MIVOR creates a colorful representation of their current state of mind…’
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Bet Wins $200K After 15 Years
Crazy Bet on Grandson Wins $200K
‘Sixteen-year-old Harry Wilson made his international debut on Tuesday as a substitute against Belgium, becoming Wales’ youngest ever senior player.

‘His grandfather Peter Edwards, 62, was quoted odds of 2,500/1 when he placed the bet with a bookmaker in Wrexham.

‘He is now set to retire a year earlier than originally planned.

‘Wrexham-born Wilson came on in the 87th minute during Wales’ 1-1 draw…’
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