Archive for October, 2010

Major Mac and PC threat on public wifi networks is real

October 26, 2010

Whenever there is a slow news day, the media and security experts find something to worry you about. Some minor esoteric security hole when the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter aligns with Mars. The threat du jour is a Firefox extension called “firesheep” that claims to be able to be able to [...]

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Email complexities after someone leaves your family

October 16, 2010

Old computersOriginally uploaded by eurleif One of the more difficult aspects of my job is helping a client with a computer after a family member – usually a spouse – has died. Often significant others share every aspect of their digital life: computer logins, email addresses, iTunes accounts, you name it. If they have one [...]

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The real cost of computer threats to your business

October 11, 2010

Entrepreneur magazine lead me to this interesting study by Symantec about the real costs of security threats to business. Of course the study was commissioned by a security company, but the statistics are consistent with other reports. The numbers that stood out to me: –47% of businesses don’t back up their data. That’s just amazing. [...]

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Beware: Greatest Social Media Scam Ever

October 3, 2010

Credit Card Theft Originally uploaded by Don Hankins I think I’ve uncovered one of the greatest potential social media scams out there today. I don’t think I’m being irresponsible in writing this post, because I don’t think I’m so brilliant that I’m the only one that thought of it. I want businesses to be aware [...]

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