September 12, 2010- Episode 171

Episode 171:

This week’s regular episode of  The Cyberjungle  is 1 hour and 14 minutes long. You can hear it by clicking on the flash player below, or you can go to the listening options page and browse for other ways to hear the show.

To listen to Episode 171 via the flash player:


Nathan Burchfiel from the Center for Media and Culture. Topic: The Craigslist Adult Services section takedown.  Ira mentioned this story on the topic by Nathan Burchfiel’s associate, Alana Goodman.

Tales from the Dark Web

Remember the “please rob me” and the “i can stalk you” sites designed to point out the folly of broadcasting your whereabouts?  The petty criminals have discovered the target-rich environments provided by Foursquare, Facebook, Twitter and others that have an integrated location-based service. Read more here from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.

Our Take on This Week’s News

Is a Cyber Jihad group linked to ‘Here You have’ worm?

An appeals court in Virginia upholds warrantless GPS tracking of criminal suspects.  The issue has been appealed three times, with different outcomes.  The D.C. Circuit Court decided against law enforcement, and San Francisco’s Ninth Circuit recently upheld it in a decision that drew a blistering dissent. Supreme Court in 2011? Probably.

Will Andriod will replace Windows? One Security Start-up is betting the farm on it.

Law enforcement in North Carolina wants to rifle through your medicine cabinet, virtually speaking, as the sheriff requests access to a state database of prescriptions.

Adobe Reader zero day attack contains a scary new booby-trap impacting all computer users.

A new survey by anti-virus maker Norton examines the emotional impact of cycbercrime, calling it a “silent epidemic” that’s affected two-thirds of internet users around the globe.

The cybercriminal shopping list… it’s not that expensive to get into the business.

CyberJungle FAQ

After upgrading her business computers, Claire wants to know if she can continue to use her old clunkers safely for web-based activity. Ira recommends, or

Robert wants an alternative to Adobe PDF products.  Adobe PDF Reader and Acrobat alternatives: , , and gPDF.

For those who don’t wish to tackle problems alone, Ira recommends Friendly Computers of Reno. They come to your home or business, and they also do support via remote access. They listen to our program, so they know what we’re recommending. Why call a geek when you can call a friend?

To Win A Netbook

See how enter to win a dual-boot friendly netbook, compliments of Lightwave Security, visit The CyberJungle Expert’s Guide.


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