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SOPA and PIPA – The Battle is Far From Over

Greetings all!

It is hard to believe how much time has passed since I last posted on the blog. A string of illnesses in our family had us all gasping for air (and antibiotics) for a quite a while. Fortunately, we are all back on our feet and up and at’em once more!

During that […]

Why Your Personal Information Is Not Safe

Of all the technology mis-information that is dispersed to the common public, the one that gets my blood burning faster than just about anything else is when some company representative insists that “your data is safe with us.”

Look folks, here’s the deal. Your data is just not all that safe. Not your personal information […]

For Secure Computing, the US Dept of Defense Promotes a Bootable Linux O/S

I have to say, this was an idea I had thought about years ago. If you want to be free of viruses and trojan horses and other malicious software while surfing the internet, the BEST way to go about it is to boot your operating system from a non-writable CD-ROM disk. The US Department of […]

Hackers Claim They Stole 1 Gigbyte of Data From NATO

This happened a few days ago, but I thought I would comment briefly on the story that hackers from the group “Anonymous” are claiming not only to have stolen about 1 gigabyte of data from NATO computer systems, but they have already released two documents that they claim came from this data incursion¬†(click here to […]

Florida Voter DB Hacked…AGAIN

Earlier this week I posted about a hacker who broke into the Florida voting database to demonstrate how vulnerable it was (click here for original post on hacked Florda voter database). True to form, Florida officials downplayed the entire incident, stating that Florida elections were now more secure than ever.

Not to be dissuaded, our […]

Hacker Gets Into Florida Voting Database

There has been an awful lot of news lately regarding various different computer hacking organizations that have been out to make a statement about the state of computer security (or rather, the lack thereof) in the world at this time. I have commented on some of these stories before, and in at least one case […]

Non-Admin Logins

If you’ve read the news at all lately, you are no doubt aware that computing hackers and “malware” (software that does malicious things to your computer or your data) is very much on the rise. As such, I thought I would comment on a computer setup technique that is very simple to implement, yet stops […]

Social Networking and Birthdates

We all have heard about the dangers of identity theft. There have even been some clever commercials about it on the television. But when the “bad guys” get a hold of enough information to impersonate you to the point where they can establish credit in your name, you are in for a world of hurt. […]

Dropbox and Online Storage

If you are a user of an online storage facility like DropBox or one of the many others, have you considered the security ramifications of what you are doing?

Today, computing “in the cloud” is a big buzzword (that should probably be “buzzphrase”). Cloud computing, in its simplest form, is just a fancy way of […]

SecureID by RSA Hacked!

Some very unsettling news about Secure ID tokens. Don’t know what a SecureID token is? Perhaps you have one but don’t know it by name.

A SecureID token is a small little device that can fit on your keychain. It is used as an extra layer of protection for when you log into a computer […]