Laptops and airports – A dangerous mix.
On a recent business trip, I found myself preparing my laptop for the plane flight only to realize that there is more that goes into packing than meets the eye. The laptop itself is several hundred (or thousand) dollars worth of personal property with untold amounts of private or company data. When traveling, there are […]
Phishing emails on steroids!
At last count, we have covered, or at least mentioned, phishing email scams in at least 13 of our tech blogs since 2010. One in particular phishing email scam blog explains what they are, their inherent dangers, how to spot them, how to avoid them, and even what to do to minimize the damages if you fall victim […]
An unused office is not the place for old computers.
This may be a shock to many people, but old computers do not go on the floor in the corner of the unused office. Yes, I am telling the truth. Whether replaced due to age or broken components, old computers can be found discarded throughout offices wherever I go. It is important to realize that […]
Vulnerability Scans… Penetration tests… Risk Analysis… Huh?
All things security have become huge industries in the computer world. People are rushing to define their business and businesses are finding new (and expensive) ways to protect their information. As the importance of IT and computer development for businesses has grown, the idea of understanding risks and protecting digital information has become its own […]
LastPass Security Breach
You probably have heard by now that LastPass, one of the leading password management services, had a security breach last week. There are a number of media outlets reporting the story, including this article from PC World. LastPass has always been committed to the privacy and security of the data they store for their customers and […]
Check your oil… Change the batteries in your smoke detectors… Review your backups and passwords… Preventative maintenance or regular housekeeping can go a long way to saving yourself money (and gray hairs) should a problem arise. In nearly every walk of life, people regularly check-up on the status of various aspects of their work and personal […]
Wireless Options Falling from the Sky
With the recent kerfuffle over the Comcast/Time Warner merger, the disgust aimed towards large telecommunication companies has reared its head again. Until just recently, most people would be beholden to certain corporations when purchasing internet service, cable service, or cell service. There are limited companies with limited packages available for someone shopping for one of […]