Patrick Dickey


Everyone seems to be doing daily or hourly updates on the Conficker worm.  Even if it’s only action on April 1 is to start looking at 500 domains instead of 250 (as it does now), it’s still the biggest thing happening in the Cyber World right now.  It’s not doom-and-gloom.  […]

Conficker updates







The ad service that I use is updating their system.  So, until they bring it back online, I’ll have the white boxes in the sidebar—mainly because I don’t want to take the information out.  With some luck, they’ll start working again soon.  Otherwise, I’ll have to replace the code. The […]

You may have noticed the blank boxes




As you can see by the sidebar, I’m playing around with Twitter and various API’s for it.  Right now, I’m using TweetDeck for the most part.  On Kubuntu, I’m using Twhirl, as TweetDeck doesn’t work properly with KDE 4.x. If you haven’t tried Twitter, then I suggest giving it a […]

Having fun on Twitter




  Malware Gravitates to Social Networks This isn’t something new, as anyone who’s been on Myspace or Facebook knows.  But malware is definitely finding a home on social networking sites (digg, facebook, myspace, twitter, etc.) and causing problems.  The basic rule is that malware will go where the largest target-base […]

Malware Gravitates to Social Networks