Monthly Archives: December 2016

IBM Report: How Consumers and Businesses Value Their Data

IBM REPORT: HOW CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES VALUE THEIR DATA IBM has released a new report on December 14, 2016, on how consumers and businesses value their data (full report at https://ibm.biz/RansomwareReport.) The report was based on findings from 1,021 adults, 200 small-business leaders, 200 medium-business leaders, and 200 large-business leaders. The Cost The first finding is…
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Practical Paranoia Book Reviewers Wanted

PRACTICAL PARANOIA BOOK REVIEWERS WANTED Practical Paranoia Security Essentials is the best-selling, easiest, and most-comprehensive computer and mobile device security workbook series you can buy. Based on NSA, US-CERT, and NIST guidelines, the series is written with the novice user in mind, while containing all that an IT security professional needs. Practical Paranoia has just…
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Fingerprints Are Not Secure Authentication

FINGERPRINTS ARE NOT SECURE AUTHENTICATION Are you using your fingerprint as authentication for your mobile device or computer? I've been telling clients for years that biometrics are not secure–they are far too easily faked. Keep to using strong passwords until a better system becomes available. Well, the news is even darker. I recently discovered this 2 year…
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Google Chrome Now Blocks Flash, Uses HTML5 By Default

GOOGLE CHROME NOW BLOCKS FLASH, USES HTML5 BY DEFAULT Google has announced that as of Google Chrome browser version 55, it will disable Flash and use HTML5 by default. Their presentation on this change can be found at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/106_KLNJfwb9L-1hVVa4i29aw1YXUy9qFX-Ye4kvJj-4/present?ueb=true&slide=id.p Unless you haven't been using a computer over the past few years, you already know that…
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Anti-Virus Installation 50% Discount

ANTI-VIRUS INSTALLATION 50% DISCOUNT Having a quality anti-virus program running on each of your computers is one of the foundations of security. From today through December 17, 2016, Mintz InfoTech, Inc. will perform a remote installation of Bitdefender 2017 at over 50% discount–just $30 per Windows or Mac computer. To receive your discount, please call…
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