Monthly Archives: March 2016

How to Prevent Ransomware

HOW TO PREVENT RANSOMEWARE According to US-CERT (you know, the branch of the Department of Homeland Security now responsible for protecting us from and preventing cyber-crime) has raised the issues of how to prevent ransomware to the level of national importance. In their just released bulletin TA16-091A: Ransomware and Recent Variants, US-CERT outlines the importance of protecting each…
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Your Phone Records Are Stored Forever

YOUR PHONE RECORDS ARE STORED FOREVER So, just how long do you think your communications company stores records of your activities? A year? 5 years? 10 years? There is now conclusive evidence that all of your records are stored for at least 59 years–fundamentally, your communications records are never discarded. This disturbing fact came to light in…
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Apple, FBI, ACLU, and Encryption

APPLE, FBI, ACLU, AND ENCRYPTION Heard about Apple vs. FBI? It’s Apple’s high-profile battle against a court order demanding that Apple write and sign custom computer code to defeat security mechanisms on an iPhone. The fight is not about just one iPhone – it implicates the privacy of all technology users. If Apple can be compelled…
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