That’s a quite important news. From now on, major articles will be released under the Amazon ebook store. These ebooks will contain an essay between 6 and 10 standard pages of 2000 characters and will explore the topics we like: computers, internet, security and so on.
Each essay will cost about 1$, that is also a way to push me to write more and more qualitative essays.
But that’s not a way to leave this blog, because this space will continue to provide you flash news and discussions about security, ethics and mechanics of computers, as the twitter account does: @LCyberspazio.
So, if you are interested in light but surely interesting computer readings, take a look at my Amazon publications.
GO TO AMAZON
These titles are available worldwide. The collection “Of Men and Machines” is the one that represents this blog and it’s in English language; by the way, get the ebook from your amazon country store. Sometimes, the books are in promotion for free.
Source code is a tiny, light, non technical book about a confrontation between vintage and modern computer usage and the relations between a computer activity and the need of learning the way computer “thinks” to enjoy the full computer experience.
It’s not a programming or computer manual but just an essay about computers, so no technical knowledge is required. This book is also think for everyone is new to computer world.
Today and tomorrow (2014/11/03) the ebook is available for free on Amazon. After this promotion it will cost 1$ (about 0,86€) so it wont be so expensive 😀
Here are the links to the main stores but you can search the availability for you country store.
Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P328656
Amazon CO UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00P328656?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
Amazon IT: http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B00P328656?*Version*=1&*entries*=0
It’s a technology fact: virtual peripherals controls hardware peripherals in the virtual domain size.
Once a system is connected to the Internet, the virtual domain assumes the dimensions of the Internet: worldwide.
Your screen, your webcam, your microphone, your input methods, your disks… practically each part of your computer/smartphone/device is controllable by the Internet.
Sometimes these features are enabled by the owner, other times by pirates attacking the system of the victim with a malware and least but not last, standing to Snowden revelations, even Governmental interception systems has the capability of activate a data stream from you computer.
Your notebook is getting old and you are going to earn some money to get the new powerful, shiny model, selling your old laptop on ebay.
On the other part of the World, a rich lucky guy with the new powerful, shiny model needs to perform some core fucking operations and so decides to get a used laptop on ebay to avoid any risks on his jewel.
So, the scenario is simple: the seller doesn’t know anything about the buyer and viceversa.
When you sell your notebook think as you are going to sell your gun to an unknown. Who is it? A kid? A worker? A paedophile? A malicious Hacker? A terrorist? Or maybe the next Snowden, hunted by secret services worldwide?
Ransomware is a class of malware particularly aggressive. When a ransomware class virus hits a computer, locks completely all operating system functionalities and asks the payment of a ransom to get back your computer usable.
Ransomware is really awkward. Spyware, keyloggers, phishing techniques may produce a bigger danger on the privacy side but ransomware may seriously threat our data and in case of a missing backup, the damage generated by data loss may be a serious matter.