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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Scam Call of The Day from "Apple Support" @ 844-629-0858



Do people still fall for this kind of scam call? But more importantly, I have googled the number and it has been used for months by these so-called "Apple support" scammers. Why hasn't Apple pounded a stake into the yheart and had the number jerked? Yo, schmucks at Apple! This question is for you.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

NATO, the new Cyber Privateer Bonding Authority?


The UK Register reports (read the story here), that any cyberattack on a NATO country will be met wityh a counterattack. Now why hadn't I considered this before. Maybe NATO could be the world Cyber Privateer Bonding Authority? Check out the Cyber Privateer Code (click here) and consider the possibilities.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Only dumb schmucks buy Lenovo Computers


Anyybody who buys a computer from Lenovo (see the U.K. Register story here) deserves exactly what they get. Good grief, talk about supply chain roaching!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Israeli Air Strike on Hammas Hackers: The Ultimate Cyberprivateer Ploy


Just got a Wired story (read it here) about "What Israel's strike on Hamas Hackers means for cyberwar." I think they got it all wrong. What it truly means is that current cyberdefense policy is NOT working. Again, I posit that licensed and bonded cyberprivateers are the only answer. Except of course against terrorists who aren't in it for the money. Then, bombing is the answer.

Yo Israel.You should seriiously consider becoming the world's cyyberprivateering hub!

Monday, April 22, 2019

Happy Earth Day, Frank Herbert

Repeating the blog from 2015:

Here is a much younger me in 1980 with my friend Frank Herbert. Sure, Frank's Dune, along with his other science fiction, eerily foresaw our current geopolitical battle lines, where technology became sufficiently advanced that one individual could wreak havoc on the entire planet. But his justifiable concern for Planet Earth, and his Philadelphia speech on the first Earth Day in 1970, is also appropriate for today. Ignoring the shrill rhetoric on both sides of the ecology argument, Frank's agenda was apolitical and common sense. We had many high-bandwidth conversations about everything from technology to religion to politics. Sure, he talked me into running for the U.S. Congress back in 1978. It might have been interesting, had I won and tried to live up to his vision of me as his "Tactful Saboteur" Jorj X. McKie. Who am I kidding, though? I'd probably be in jail today, having slipped a thumb drive past the capitol's legislative firewall and wreaking havoc on the Beltway Bandits' meal ticket.

Happy Earth Day, Frank.

Sincerely, Rick Jorj X. McKie Bennett.