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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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Q: How can two distant parties create and share a secret key

June 16th, 2017

Q: HOW CAN TWO DISTANT PARTIES CREATE AND SHARE A SECRET KEY FOR COMMUNICATION WITHOUT ACTUALLY SENDING THE KEY? If there is a single key to unlock a communication, that key must be known by the person doing the locking, and by the person doing the unlocking. At some point, both must know the key. If they are always di...

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Google Drive Google Apps for Work

Backup Everything to Google

June 14th, 2017

BACKUP EVERYTHING TO GOOGLE Google will release Backup and Sync on June 28, 2017. This is the progeny of Google Drive. Google Drive currently only backups up or synchronizes one folder per user to the Google universe. Backup and Sync will allow multiple folders, up to the entire user home folder/directory, to be synchr...

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Ransomware

How To Protect Against Ransomware

May 14th, 2017

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...

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ACLU Social Media Password Recommendations

April 20th, 2017

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...

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Ransomeware Attack

Computer Security Made Easy: The Importance of Updates

April 15th, 2017

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...

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Netgear 24-port switch

Netgear Prosafe 24-Port Gigabit Rackmount Switch For Sale

April 9th, 2017

FOR SALE: NETGEAR PROSAFE 24-PORT GIGABIT RACKMOUNT SWITCH Model JGS524v2 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...

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2012 iMac 27"

iMac 27″ 2012 For Sale

April 9th, 2017

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 Mouse 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...

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For Sale Gentry Drobo Empty

Drobo 5N (12TB) Network Storage Drive Bay

April 9th, 2017

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...

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How To Choose A VPN Host

April 9th, 2017

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...

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