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Author: Scott Paterson

An Alternative Approach to Preventing Ransomware ?

The rise in the prevelance of Ransomware hasn’t really impacted on Mac Users as it has with the Windows community so far… Of course the Mac has benefited from a secure design and being a smaller (relatively) target over the years, but with the growth in use of OS X and the maturity of the tools used by unscrupulous elements this security by obscurity can no longer be guaranteed. When the official downloadable version of the popular BitTorrent client, Transmission, was infected with a Ransomware client (KeRanger) in March year it seemed that the reality had come home to...

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Monosnap – Free Screen Capture for Images and Video

Monosnap is a free utility for OS X and Windows that can quickly and easily capture screenshots and save them for editing and annotation, ideal for grabbing images for documentation or publishing to social media streams. The included editing tools are basic but adequate with the usual circles, rectangles, crop, line capability but also and importantly for screen capture a blur tool for obscuring passwords or other areas with sensitive information. Example Screenshot showing editing tools Unlike most of the apps of this type though Monosnap has a power feature for bloggers and potential YouTubers, the ability to record...

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Spoof Letters Published In Metro Newspaper

This article from Mashable is a few days old so apologies if you have already seen it. Definitely worth a scan ! Sam Haysom covers some of the spoof letters of Seamus O’Reilly that have been published in the Metro free paper here in the UK. Seamus has made an art out of sending up the anonymous letters posted in the Metro magazine by creating what I assume are accounts of fictitious events ( though I guess they could be prompted by real life ) experienced by the authors. Maybe my sense of humour but I thought these were...

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