Sunday, February 13, 2005
Ambidextrous, adj.: Able to pick with equal skill a right-hand pocket or a left.
Needless to say, this is actually a sobering lesson, in that neither AdAware nor Spybot found the keystroke logger. As much as I admire those products and their creators, they aren't the only tools necessary to keep things clean on a PC. Layered defenses, folks.
New toy on its way. Review when I receive it. Hint - Carl Wilson....
A big spurt of eBay phishing mails over the last couple of days. The URLs point to servers in Ecuador this time around. What, the gangsters got tired of mamaliga? (for the non-cognoscenti, that's the other Romanian national dish aside from pastrami; Lou Gottlieb of the Limeliters described it succintly as cornmeal mush)
Finally, I got a panicked e-mail from my frummie friend. It seems the Linksys router didn't solve the problem after all (as I had suspected it wouldn't). Obviously whatever sites my friend was looking at had passed out of the DNS cache on the laptop, and the query to the local DNS server wouldn't work. I'm going to try TreeWalk on my friend's machine and see if that fixes the problem, if not, I'm getting to the point of tearing out what little hair I have left.