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Comcast has made an offer to buy Time Warner Cable. The deal which was accepted by TWC would combine the numbers one and two cable companies in the United States. Comcast which owns a number of media properties such as NBC and MSNBC has already given marching orders to its lobbyists to get the deal approved. In response, there has been some rather heavy criticism of the deal asking both Congress and the Justice Department not to approve the merger.

I was going to combine some new information since the last CEBUG meeting with my notes from the last CEBUG meeting. However, I decided that the new information was significant enough that it probably should be presented in its own article. Hence, this document only covers what I discussed in the February 2014 CEBUG meeting.

Microsoft News:

One of the things that I’ve been following the past several months has been the CrytoLocker Trojan. Known in the security community as WORM_CRILOCK. CrytoLocker is ransom ware which when downloaded and installed on a PC, will immediately begin to encrypt files on the infected PC and continue until it has done so to every file.  Once completed, the user gets a message to contact the Trojan author to purchase the unlock key using BitCoin as the payment medium.

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  • Greetings Everyone!

    At long last CEBUG's site is back in operation after a downtime of several months. Suffice to say, getting things back into working order took me far longer than expected. Everyone's password has been reset, so please make use of the recovery mechanism built into the site to change it as you wish. 

  • For those of you who tried connected to our LiveStream channel an explanation is probably due.

  • One of the things we are very excited about is the increasing integration of Skype in our meetings. This will certainly help improve attendance for those who - for whatever reason - cannot attend our live meetings. Marlin, located over in Lodi, had great success in connecting to us with only some minor issues.


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