Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Crackdown on prepaid cell phones

Criminals long ago got a whiff that law enforcement could not trace or track them if they purchase these phones at a retail or discount store. Of course, the privacy sirens are raising a stir about this new development, but they should know that law enforcement will still have to pursue court orders to get the information, just as usual. Drug dealers, terrorists, gang members, and white-collar criminals should be very concerned about this development. Law-abiding citizens should not.

'Scareware' ads proliferate across Internet

People terrified of a malicious virus destroying their computer systems are purchasing useless software that its unscrupulous sellers say will protect their computers from infection. Scareware is booming, and criminals are becoming rich from selling it. Would you fall for this ploy?