Author Archives: Laurent ROCHE

50% raise of IT threats

An AV-Test repport states a 50% rise of IT malware, in numbers, for 2014 with more than 300 millions of malware when there was less than 200 millions in 2013. You should set up good security policy and even abandon Windows for Linux to avoid all virus problems.  

Ribbon “Je suis Charlie”:

Ribbon “Je suis Charlie”: WordPress plugin adding a ribbon in the top left or right corner (to your liking) of your WordPress web site (like this one). The ribbon is transparent (so you can see through it the web site) and becomes opaque when the mouse hovers it.You might define in the plugin Settings the URL which the ribbon points to.

Firefox Hello

It is now possible to chat via video, only voice or text (like on Skype) directly from Firefox without creating an account nor installing any additional application. This function is named Firefox Hello and is available in the latest Firefox version. If you don’t see the Firefox Hello button, this support page will give you the steps to follow to get the button.   Happy chatting with Firefox.

A trojan on Linux

One of the first real threat under Linux has been identified: this is not a virus but a trojan. It’s serious but it’s not the end of the Linux world. As long as you pay attention to what you run on your Linux box (no unknown script download, or installation of shady PPA), you will not be at risk: basic caution steps are mandatory … but no more ! ! More information on Secure List and on OMG! Ubuntu!.