Department of Homeland Security Issues Warning To Computer Users

By Art Gallagher

If you’ve been surfing the net over the last few days,  you are very likely at risk for identity theft.  Your networks could be at risk. 

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that hackers have discovered and are exploiting a flaw in Java security that could allow the installation of malicious software and malware on your computer.

DHS is recommending that computer users disable or uninstall Java until further notice.

Most anti-virus, firewall and malware detection programs are not preventing this vulnerability from being exploited.

For instructions on disabling or uninstalling Java click here.

This is a serious problem that has not yet been widely reported in the media.

For more detailed information, read this article by Brian Krebs at KrebsOnSecurity.com

UPDATED: Computer Experts Recommend Disabling Java Unless You Know You Need It

Posted: January 13th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Computer Security, Department of Homland Security | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments »


This past weekend marked the second anniversary of MoreMonmouthMusings as this domain address.

Traffic to MoreMonmouthMusings.net during the past two years has exceed the entire previous 4+ years at the old blogspot address, which still gets daily traffic, combined.

Thank you for making MoreMonmouthMusings one of your regular stops for news and commentary.  Please patronize our advertisers and thank them for supporting this site.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art Gallagher, Uncategorized | Tags: , | 6 Comments »

1 in a million

The 1,000,000th page load on MMM occurred at 3:19:59 PM.

Fittingly, the 1,000,000th hit was from a regular reader, a Comcast subsciber with a Philadelphia IP address and hundreds of recorded visits.  The hit was on the Milestone post.

There was confetti, balloons and fireworks at MMM world headquarters.

The lucky reader wins a lifetime subscription to MMM and an opportunity to meet presidential candidate Buddy Roemer on Saturday afternoon at the Bayshore Tea Party Group’s office in Middletown.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: NJ Media | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Happy 2011! Thank you for a great 2010

By Art Gallagher

As we enter the New Year, I wanted to pause for a moment to thank you, my readers both loyal and casual for making MMM’s Fair and Biased News and Commentary part of your routine.

Thank you to the 193,443 unique visitors who made 270, 653 page views to MoreMonmouthMusings in 2010.  That’s up from 113,121 visitors and 156,463 page views in 2009.  What amazes me is that 69% of you come here directly without being referred by another site.   8% come from search engines.  5% come from my links on facebook.  The rest come from CNN, InTheLobby and other sites with links.  All of this traffic is “organic.” No SEO,  no advertising, no bots, pings or trackbacks, whatever bots pings and trackbacks are.

However you got here and for whatever reason, thank you for coming and thank you for coming back.

For those who keep telling me that one can’t be both fair and biased, read these three seperate accounts of Governor Christie’s snow storm press conference; NorthJersey.com , NJ.com and APP.com.   From my point of view having been there, NorthJersey.com’s account is the least biased/most accurate.  Could be that the reporter’s bias is closer to mine than the others.   If you take the time to read all three accounts, you might wonder if all three reporters were in the same place.  They were.  My point is one can’t be fair if they aren’t upfront about their bias.  Most of the media isn’t upfront about their biases.

If you want an unfiltered version of what Christie said, watch the videos at MMM.  My summary of each video is biased.  The videos themselves are not.

For 2011 I resolve to provide fair and biased content that is informative, funny and provocative. If I don’t evoke laughter I will evoke anger, either at what I’m saying, how I’m saying it or regarding the subject matter.  I resolve to recruit more writers to cover more of our county, state and country. Politics and government will likely continue to dominate MMM, yet I hope we grow to cover more of the Arts and Entertainment, Business and Community concerns.   I resolve to sell more advertising and to improve the look and flow of the site.

Happy New Year!  ~ Art

Posted: January 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: NJ Media | Tags: , | 2 Comments »