NRHS Class of 1976 Song of the Week – Get Down Tonight

This is not one that I would personally pick, but I’m trying to be inclusive. The North Ridgeville High School Class of 76 Song of the Week is by KC and the Sunshine Band.

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North Ridgeville HS Class of 1976 Reunion

Bookmark this page to keep up-to-date on planning for our 40th high school reunion that will be held August 13th.  Hope to see you there!

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NRHS Class of 76 Song of the Week is from Bad Company

The Class of 76 Song of the Week is Bad Company, from Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert
(You may have to explain to your kids that we didn’t have MTV and had to stay up late to hear music on TV)

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NRHS Class of 76 Song of the Week is Heartbreaker

The North Ridgeville High School Class of 76 Song of the Week is Heartbreaker by Led Zeppelin. The headline says this is from 1976, although  a commenter places it later (although still in the 70’s)

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Class of 76 Song of the Week: Don’t Fear the Reaper

The Class of 76 Song of the Week was released in July, 1976. This particular video was made in 2002. The phrase “More Cowbell” came much later

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BugBlog: Ransomware hits major media sites through ad network

A malicious attacker managed to send ads tainted with ransomware through advertising networks. Some of the sites that were hit included The New York Times, the BBC, MSN, and AOL, according to a story at Ars Technica. Some of the ad networks that were infected may include Google, AppNexus, AOL, and Rubicon. A more technical blog post at Trend Micro has details, including a graph showing the time when most of the infected ads surfaced.

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Class of 1976 Song of the Week 3/12: Bohemian Rhapsody

Class of 1976 Song of the Week – Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. The record was released in October, 1975 (Wikipedia), although the video may be from April 1976. North Ridgeville High School Class of 1976 – watch our Facebook page for news of the 40th reunion.

 

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BugBlog: Adobe Patches Critical Flash bug

Adobe issued a security bulletin on 3/10/16 for an emergency update for Flash. This patches a number of bugs, including at least one critical bug that was being exploited that would allow an attacker to run hostile code on your computer. Affected products include the Flash Desktop Runtime for Windows, Linux, and Mac; Flash players for most browsers; and AIR for Android. Of course, this does not affect any iOS device because Steve Jobs famously banned Flash from that platform. This Adobe security bulletin has more details.

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BugBlog: Microsoft Releases IE Security Update

For those few people still using Microsoft Internet Explorer, there was a new security update released on March 8. According to Microsoft, this is a Critical update, for it patches a bug that may allow malicious code to run if the user views a hostile webpage. The patch is for IE 9 and newer. You can read more about this at Microsoft Security Bulletin 16-23.

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BugBlog: IRS Phishing Schemes

We are in the midst of March Madness, but I don’t mean basketball. I mean tax season.  The IRS and US-CERT has published a bulletin showing how to spot a “phishing” scheme, where some con artist tries to lure you into coughing up some confidential financial information when you think you are talking to the IRS. Maybe the most important points to remember (from the bulletin):

Understand how the IRS communicates electronically with taxpayers

  • The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.
  • This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.
  • The official website of the IRS is www.irs.gov.

Read more about how to spot phishing attacks.

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