Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Warn your friends - Big name sites now serving ransomware ads -

Ars Technica - Big-name sites hit by rash of malicious ads spreading crypto ransomware [Updated] -

Mainstream websites, including those published by The New York Times, the BBC, MSN, and AOL, are falling victim to a new rash of malicious ads that attempt to surreptitiously install crypto ransomware and other malware on the computers of unsuspecting visitors, security firms warned.
The campaign underscores the vital role that smart browsing plays in staying secure online. One of the most important things users can do is to decrease what researchers refer to as their "attack surface." That means uninstalling things like Adobe Flash, Oracle Java, Microsoft Silverlight, and other third-party browser extensions unless absolutely required. The other crucial ingredient in safe browsing is installing updates as soon as they become available and using the 64-bit version of Chrome for browsing when possible. Windows users would also do well to install Windows 10 and use Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit.

Good recommendation, unfortunately much harder to do than it appears for most people.  Also Malwarebytes (which I now run almost daily has and anti-ransomware beta)

USA Today - Anonymous declares war on Donald Trump -

In a video released on YouTube, a hooded figure wearing a Guy Fawkes mask says that Trump “has not only shocked the USA, you have shocked the entire planet with your appalling actions and ideas.”

Too little too late unfortunately.

Spike Lee - An Essential List of Films for Filmmakers -

In the spirit of my comment on Chris's Old School Resistance post I would suggest that many of these could also serve as a story telling guide for GMs.  Or just story tellers in general.  I can't tell you how many times anymore I pick up a book and the character is so one dimensional it's painful.  Couple that with a story that has zero though other than "mmmm, hero good" and it gets discouraging pretty quickly. (Before you, the voices in my head and occasional imaginary friends, ask no I haven't seen all 95  but I have probably 60 of these films).

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