Exploits of 'black hat' cyber criminals

by Phil Elmore -- It's called "Blackhole." It is nothing more or less than a suite of malicious software tools widely used by the planet's cyber criminals. Like legitimate software, Blackhole is more…

The rise and fall of the BlackBerry

by Phil Elmore -- It's called "BlackBerry thumb." It's an inflammation of the tendons that can lead to arthritis in later life. Simply put, our opposable thumbs were never meant to be more…

Behind every 'bot' is a bad human

by Phil Elmore -- There are people in the world who believed, at one time – and perhaps still do – that computer viruses, like viruses in nature, develop spontaneously to plague more…

Next government crackdown: 3D printers

by Phil Elmore -- Seemingly moments after an American business interest announced its intent to make available, and to print and test, an entirely 3D-printed plastic firearm, the United States government stepped more…

The only foolproof way to keep your data private

by Phil Elmore -- This week a federal appeals court ruled that a lawsuit against Google may move forward. The allegations of illegal wiretapping stem from Google's "Street View" initiative, which began more…

When kids carried knives in school

by Phil Elmore -- His name was Alex, and in 1978 I stabbed him in the face. That was when I first heard the term "lead poisoning." I was too young to more…

My prediction for Miley Cyrus

by Phil Elmore -- By now you're tired of hearing about Miley Cyrus' recent and vulgar performance at the Video Music Awards. You've seen the pictures of her grinding away on an more…

Dulling the pain of Obamacare

by Phil Elmore -- It's a fact that people will find a way to treat their problems, even if the treatment is worse than the issue it is meant to correct. Such more…

The real reason social media exists

by Phil Elmore -- "Social media" is a term that gets thrown about with increasing abandon these days. It is used to refer to sites from Twitter to Facebook to Google Plus more…

How Obama murdered the gun culture

by Phil Elmore -- "Hey, got any .22 ammo?" It's a question every gun owner, every recreational shooter, every prepared citizen has trained himself to ask, every time he walks into one more…