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2017: the year of configuring Linux (or Windows, or OS X, or…) on the desktop

I’m going to FOSDEM next month, maybe I’ll see some of you there. This gives me motivation to solve one of the outstanding problems on my laptop: I currently, as has been mentioned here multiple times, use Windows 10 as a bootloader for my GNU/Linux installation. I would rather boot straight into Linux. So I […]

On phone support scams and fake AV

A couple of weeks ago, I posted on Twitter about a new scam: Heard about someone who was phoned by a man “from Windows” who engineered his way into remote access to the mark’s computer. Fast forward to now, the same story has finally been picked up by the security vendors and the mainstream media. […]

Anatomy of a software sales scam

A couple of days ago, Daniel Kennett of the KennettNet micro-ISV (in plain talk, a one-man software business) told me that a customer had fallen victim to a scam. She had purchased a copy of his application Music Rescue—a very popular utility for working with iPods—from a vendor but had not received a download or […]