Russian Gang Hijacking PCs

This NY Times article talks about how a gang in a Russian town is using Microsoft administrative tools to infect private and government computers. A few excerpts: The gang was identified publicly in May by Joe Stewart, director of malware research at SecureWorks, a computer security firm in Atlanta. Mr. Stewart, who has determined that
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Add RAM for better performance

Adding RAM to a computer can be a cheap and easy way to improve performance. RAM (Random Access Memory) is the active memory that your computer uses to think about what it is doing. The memory is lost when your computer shuts down. If you don’t have enough memory, the computer will have to also
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SyncBack Backup Software for Windows

Data backups should be done regularly and automatically. SyncBack for Windows does that. Look for the version SyncBack Freeware V3.2.18.0, which provides everything you should need for free. It can backup to an attached drive, a network drive, or to a remote server via FTP. By backing up to a remote server, you have the
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Murky Coffee incident

Murky Coffee here in Arlington, Virginia, has great coffee and is a relaxing place to work on your laptop with free WiFi. They were recently a small internet sensation when an angry cusomer was denied espresso over ice. The customer blogged about it.  Boing Boing and the Washington Post picked up on the funny story
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We need an eBay competitor

Problems on the Auction Block eBay is the biggest auction site on the internet. This has generally worked well for people. More sellers provide more products to buyers. More buyers are better for sellers. But eBay has taken unfair advantage of this near market monopoly. Over the last several years eBay has regularly increased fee
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