Scareware

SCAREWARE What you don’t click can’t hurt you.   (tldr) If something dire warning pops up on your computer instructing you to performs some action, click a link or call a number, take note of what you did immediately prior to that, then hold down the power button until your computer shuts down.  Do not [...]

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Our Data and it’s Many Uses

Data collection and distribution is rapidly becoming one of the hottest topics in privacy and security conversations. Several articles covering data collection and use focus on the negative aspect of the overwhelming availability of our personal data, and rightly so. Facebook is known to track user activity while online for as long as the user [...]

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Ashley Madison, hacked…

Earlier this week a group of hackers released over nine gigabytes of user data that was stolen from Avid Life Media in July. The data has yet to be verified by the company, and includes many obviously fake profiles. In light of this many people are now facing the professional implications of using company supplied [...]

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Facebook’s new profile; the Timeline.

Like it or not, Facebook is rolling out a new profile. This is, you guessed it, a timeline. It snaps your Facebook posts to a timeline that extends to the bottom of the page, with quick access in the upper right-hand corner, just beneath the menu bar. While we can all foresee the mumbling and [...]

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It’s Change Your Password Day!

After getting indirectly attacked in December Gizmodo has declared Feb 1st as change your password day today, a day to scratch our heads and rattle out new, complicated passwords for all of our online accounts. Which is a great idea. So tomorrow while we’re trying to remember our shiny new passwords we’ll be wondering why [...]

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