HOW TO PROTECT AGAINST RANSOMWARE
According to today's (Sunday May 14, 2017) statistics, over 200,000 businesses in over 200 countries have been hit by the most recent ransomware. This malware was able to take advantage of a vulnerability in the Windows operating system–at least those that had not updated in the past m...
ACLU SOCIAL MEDIA PASSWORD RECOMMENDATIONS
The ACLU released this message on Wednesday, April 19, 2107:
Homeland Security is considering forcing some travelers to provide their passwords to social media accounts as a condition to enter the U.S. This would violate the right to privacy, undermine freedom of...
COMPUTER SECURITY MADE EASY: THE IMPORTANCE OF UPDATES
Most people think that computer security is far too complex a topic to even think about. And yet there are very simple steps each of us can do to easily help ensure the security of our devices, data, and personal identity.
In over 30 years of computer consulting, r...
FOR SALE: NETGEAR PROSAFE 24-PORT GIGABIT RACKMOUNT SWITCH
All ports support 10/100/1000 Mbps
Condition: In box, very good condition, used only 1 month
Full description on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/NETGEAR-ProSAFE-JGS524E-Rackmount-JGS524Ev2/dp/B00GG1AD9A/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=148...
FOR SALE: 2012 IMAC 27"
2012 Apple iMac 27”
3.4GHz i7, 32 gig RAM
1 TB Fusion drive
Includes all original packaging, boxes, documentation
Both wireless and wired keyboards
Apple external USB Superdrive
Current OS X clean installed
Also includes Apple/Harmon-Karden Soundsticks and sub woofer
Condition: mint, no s...
FOR SALE: DROBO 5N (12TB) NETWORK STORAGE DRIVE BAY (NAS RAID)
Condition: Like new - open box, used less than 1 month
Capacity: 5 x 3.5" drives (3 x 4TB drives installed)
Includes 250GB SSD for superior performance
Highly scalable network storage array with 64TB filesystem support
Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Suppor...
HOW TO CHOOSE A VPN HOST
In case you have been living in an ice cave (and how many of my discussions have started with that phrase), the US congress has authorized Internet Service Providers (ISPs)–such as AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Comcast, Time Warner, Verizon, dishNET, Windstream, etc.–to collect your Internet brow...
WHAT FEATURES DO WIRELESS CARRIERS OFFER
After my blog last week on how to enable Wi-Fi calling on iOS, I received a comment that an iPhone 6s did not have a Wi-Fi calling menu, and how to fix that.
That was my bad... I neglected to state in my blog that each of the 44 wireless carriers in the USA offered different fea...
HOW TO PERFORM ROUTINE MAINTENANCE ON MACOS 10.12 SIERRA
Most of the high-value items that you purchase include manufacturer recommended service schedules. Your car may need oil changes every 5,000 miles. Your air conditioner should be serviced at the start of the season, even your bicycle requires routine maintenance....
Using an Older Wi-Fi Router Kills Your Time & Profits
This is an update to a 2015 blog.
According to a 2013 AT&T poll, 98% of small businesses use Wi-Fi. And the poor performance of that Wi-Fi may be one of the most effective killers of the small business bottom-line. The solution is to trash your current Wi-Fi...
WI-FI CALLING-CALL FOR FREE ON YOUR IPHONE
There are many ways to enable Wi-Fi calling on both Android and iOS. But iOS wins hands-down for the fastest and easiest setup.
WHAT IS WI-FI CALLING
The typical way that a cell phone works is to broadcast and receive using your carrier's cellular network. This is where your "...
YES YOU CAN PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY
Congress, the courts, and the president may be working hard to erode our right to privacy, but we are working even harder to ensure your ability to maintain your privacy.
Over 30% of computers are infected with malware. <http://www.infoworld.com/article/2618043/cyber-crime/malware-i...
KNOW YOUR MAC FIRMWARE PASSWORD
Do you know your Mac's firmware password? If not, you may be in for a headache.
Does your Mac have a firmware password? If not, you may be in for an ever bigger headache.
MacOS has multiple layers of security built in to provide the encrypted at rest requirement for HIPAA, SEC, legal, mi...
PRACTICAL PARANOIA macOS 10.12 UPGRADE: CHAPTER 20 SOCIAL MEDIA
Practical Paranoia macOS 10.12 Security Essentials has just released its latest upgrade to v2.4. This new version contains a full chapter on how to protect your security and privacy when using social media services.
George Orwell had it wrong. Instead of t...
PRACTICAL PARANOIA WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE: CHAPTER 20 SOCIAL MEDIA
Practical Paranoia Windows 10 Security Essentials has just released its latest upgrade to v2.4. This new version contains a full chapter on how to protect your security and privacy when using social media services.
George Orwell had it wrong. Instead of the...
IS YOUR APPLE ACCOUNT VULNERABLE?
If we are to believe both the CIO and Motherboard reports (both highly respected news sources), a hacking group named Turkish Crime Family has cracked more than 627 million Apple iCloud accounts. Of these, over 220 million have been verified to be working accounts. We don't know about ...
PRACTICAL PARANOIA ANDROID 6 CHAPTER 5 SYSTEM UPDATES DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE
Recent national and international events have made it clear that our communications and data can and will be harvested and used to monitor and manipulate us. Not only by marketers and big business, but by criminals and governments. It's time to ta...
PASSWORDS ARE NO LONGER LEGALLY PROTECTED
Until today, one could not be legally compelled to provide their password to smartphone, computer, or other electronic device in a court of law. This has been one of my reasons to recommend to clients not to use their fingerprint reader–there is legal precedence to allow the co...
PRACTICAL PARANOIA WINDOWS 10 CHAPTER 4 PASSWORDS DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE
Recent national and international events have made it clear that our communications and data can and will be harvested and used to monitor and manipulate us. Not only by marketers and big business, but by criminals and governments. It's time to take a...
THEY ARE WATCHING YOU–IN THE MOST INTIMATE AREAS
As if it wasn't bad enough that our smartphones, TV's, computers, and video cameras are phoning home about our activities, now our most intimate activities may not be private.
As reported by NPR on March 14, 2017, Standard Innovations, the makers of the We-Vibe line of ...
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