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IT’S TIME FOR A SECURITY CHECK UP

You have probably heard about the most recent technology security problem. The personal data of 6 million Verizon customers were leaked online. Verizon said that the problem was the result of a misconfigured security setting on a cloud server. The error made available online the names, phone numbers and PIN codes of customers. Unless you … Continue reading

PROTECT YOUR NEW COMPUTER

Did Santa bring you a new laptop or desktop computer? If so, here are a few tips on how to protect your valuable new computer. SAY CHEESE Crooks steal. It is their job.  Take pictures of each side of your laptop or desktop that clearly shows the make, name, model number and serial number. If … Continue reading

Cyber Security Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month (NCSAM). This is year number 11 for NCSAM. Technology has really changed in the last 11 years. We are more connected now than ever. In the past 11 years, the bad guys have gotten much better at compromising computers and stealing personal data. There are some people that … Continue reading

HERE WE GO AGAIN – MORE PASSWORDS STOLEN

  In the past 30 days, passwords have been stolen from LinkedIn (6.5 million passwords), Formspring (420,000 passwords) and eHarmony (1.5 million passwords). Yahoo is the latest victim.  Two days ago, a hacker group that goes by the name of D33DS stole almost 445,000 passwords from Yahoo. The seven hackers were able to get the … Continue reading