Friday, November 18, 2016

Encryption... It's a Big Deal

OK, so, I’m hearing about this enough from people that don’t understand it, that I want to take the time to explain it the best I can:

Encryption. It's a big deal.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Fake Apps - How to Stay Safe

Watch Out For Fake Apps!

The holidays are here and the scammers are out in force. Their latest trick is fake apps. Starbucks started the first "retail app"  it, and many stores have followed...

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Keep an eye open for this new scam technique...

  Watch out for this one, folks. Just got this in my email - and unsubscribing in the way highlighted (highlight added by me) would be EXACTLY what they want you to do!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Why I use iPhone, and Why I Hope the Google Pixel will Change That

      I've mentioned in my previous post,"Are Updates Actually Important?" that my mobile platform of choice (currently) is iOS - limiting my options to iPhone and iPad - no Motos or Galaxies for me.
Not that I don't want them - it's a side-effect of knowing the huge security disadvantage of Android that caused me to recently switch to an iPhone.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Yahoo breached! What you need to do

Yahoo announced that 500 million of their accounts were hacked and are sold by internet criminals. Bad guys are going to use this information in a variety of ways. For instance, they will send phishing emails claiming you need to change your Yahoo account, looking just like the real ones.   Here is what I suggest you do right away:
  • Open your browser and go to Yahoo. Do not use a link in any email. Reset your password and make it a strong, complex password or rather a pass-phrase. 
  • If you were using that same password on multiple websites, you need to stop that right now. Using the same password all over the place is an invitation to get hacked. If you did use your Yahoo passwords on other sites, go to those sites and change the password there too. Also change the security questions and make the answer something non-obvious.
  • Use a free password manager that can generate hard-to-hack passwords, keep and remember them for you.
  • Watch out for any phishing emails that relate to Yahoo in any way and ask for information.
  • Now would also be a good time to use Yahoo Account Key, a simple authentication tool that eliminates the need to use a password altogether.

Thanks to the lads and ladies at KnowBe4 for this great information!

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