Monthly Archives: July 2016

Practical Paranoia macOS 10.12 Sierra Security Essentials Released!

PRACTICAL PARANOIA MACOS 10.12 SIERRA SECURITY ESSENTIALS RELEASED! Practical Paranoia macOS 10.12 Sierra Security Essentials, the 9th title in the best-selling cybersecurity series has just been released! Available immediately on the Amazon Kindle platform for Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows. The paperback version will be available soon. Completely rewritten to take advantage of all the…
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US Government May Read Your Email, Without Warrant, Forever

US GOVERNMENT MAY READ YOUR EMAIL, WITHOUT WARRANT, FOREVER As reported in the Bloomberg last Friday, June 22, 2016, The US Government may read your email, without warrant, forever. Microsoft is suing the US Government (Microsoft Corp. v. U.S> Department of Justice, 16-CV-00538, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington, Seattle), alleging that its customers…
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Practical Paranoia: macOS 10.12 Sierra Release Date

PRACTICAL PARANOIA: MACOS 10.12 SIERRA RELEASE DATE Practical Paranoia Security Essentials is the all-time best-selling, easiest, and most comprehensive IT security series for desktop and mobile devices. Our family is expanding on August 1, 2016 with the release of Practical Paranoia: macOS 10.12 Sierra Security Essentials. Completely rewritten to take advantage of all the latest features…
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How Easy Is It to Forge Biometrics?

HOW EASY IS IT TO FORGE BIOMETRICS? Biometric security is all the rage. The new iPhones, iPads, and laptops have fingerprint sensors. New Androids have facial recognition. It's all so very easy and fast. Convenience brought to a new level. No need to remember passwords, security questions, anything. What could possibly go wrong with that? How…
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How to Be a Google Search Guru

HOW TO BE A GOOGLE SEARCH GURU My good friend and white hat hacker Glenn Norman has reminded me with his post on the Facebook group School For Hackers <https://www.facebook.com/groups/1593970000900115/>, (and if you aren't a member, get on in there and join up!) just how important it is to know your way around Google search. Google…
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Firefox to Reduce Adobe Flash Usage

FIREFOX TO REDUCE ADOBE FLASH USEAGE As reported in the Mozilla Future Releases blog https://blog.mozilla.org/futurereleases/2016/07/20/reducing-adobe-flash-usage-in-firefox/, starting in August, 2016, Firefox will block Flash content that is "not essential to the user experience." Blocking Flash in Firefox is being implemented in order to improve the stability and performance of the browser. Later in 2016, Firefox will…
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What Orwell Failed To Predict

What Orwell failed to predict was that we would buy the cameras ourselves, and that our biggest fear would be that nobody was watching.   Your cell phone company maintains a non-destructible record of every geographical location of your phone, all calls made, all instant messages, and all other data sent/received by your device. Even…
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