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Practical Paranoia Security Workshops at UNM

August 9th, 2017

PRACTICAL PARANOIA SECURITY ESSENTIALS WORKSHOPS AT UNM CONTINUING EDUCATION You don't need to be a Microsoft Engineer, Apple Genius, or Google Guru to know state-sponsored system penetration, ransomware, malware, hackers, pranksters, and even a whackadoodle ex or two are out there to get you. You includes your data, i...

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Q: How do I trust a VPN service provider?

July 4th, 2017

Q: How do I trust a VPN service provider? It doesn't matter whether or not you trust them. Unless you do an onsite visit if their facilities, and are permitted full administrative access to their system, no way to have certainty. What matters is: Is the VPN provider located in a country that has no requirement to keep...

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Q: What are the functions of a firewall?

July 4th, 2017

Q: What are the functions of a firewall? Every process on a computer that communicates with another computer (file sharing, printing, web server, etc.) communicates through a logical port. These ports are numbered 1–65,535. For example, when you open a browser page to Quora, your browser goes to the server named www wi...

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Smartphones

Q: How are circuits damaged inside an iPhone?

July 4th, 2017

Q: How are circuits damaged inside an iPhone? Circuits are damaged inside an iPhone the same way they are damaged in any other electronic device: Water. More technically, adequate moisture to short out any two or more adjoining traces while voltage is running through the unit. Heat. Overheating can literally melt some...

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Bitdefender Special Offer

Q Is Windows Defender an Antivirus, or an Anti-Malware?

July 4th, 2017

Q Is Windows Defender an Antivirus, or an Anti-Malware? A virus is a subset of malware. Malware is defined a hostile or intrusive software, and includes: Viruses, Trojan horses, Rootkits, Backdoors, Worms, perhaps more. The terms antivirus and anti-malware are often used interchangeably. If we are using the strict defi...

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Gmail To Stop Scanning For Targeted Advertising

June 24th, 2017

Gmail To Stop Scanning For Targeted Advertising Unless you have been holding out in an ice cave, you already know that I favor using Google for email. My reasons in favor include: Gmail for consumers is free G-Suite for Business is low-priced Huge storage allotment The best anti-malware scanning available Good anti-sp...

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Announcing Practical Paranoia Live Editions

June 22nd, 2017

Announcing Practical Paranoia Security Essentials Live Editions 1440, Johannes Gutenberg creates the first revolution in the written word by inventing the printing press. 2007, Amazon introduces the first e-book reader, Kindle, launching the second revolution in the written word. 2017, The Practical Paranoid LLC introd...

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Practical Paranoia Security Essentials

New Edition Just Released-Practical Paranoia iOS 10

June 17th, 2017

New Edition Just Released-Practical Paranoia iOS 10 Practical Paranoia iOS 10 is the best-selling, easiest, most comprehensive guide to securing your iPhone and iPad, data, intellectual property, communications, and personal identity. Period! Written for the non-technical user to secure their personal device, while cov...

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Practical Paranoia Security Essentials

New Edition Just Released-Practical Paranoia macOS 10.12

June 17th, 2017

New Edition Just Released-Practical Paranoia macOS 10.12 Practical Paranoia macOS 10.12 is the best-selling, easiest, most comprehensive guide to securing your Mac, data, intellectual property, communications, and personal identity. Period! Written for the non-technical macOS user to secure their personal computer, whi...

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Hack the DoD

Q: How do I get Wi-Fi without knowing the password?

June 17th, 2017

Q: How do I get Wi-Fi without knowing the password? A: You don’t. The design intent of having a password on Wi-Fi (a password is not required for Wi-Fi) is to prevent those without the password from accessing the Wi-Fi. Of what use is having a password protected and encrypted network if any fool can get onto it? Origin...

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Bitdefender Special Offer

Q: Can I have two anti-virus apps in my computer?

June 17th, 2017

Q: Can I have two anti-virus software apps in my computer? A: If you are using antivirus software that is operating in real-time scanning mode, then when you open a file, or download an email, the antivirus scans it then. If you have two such programs installed, it is possible they will each want to scan the file befor...

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