Category Archives: cyber security

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Gmail phishing scam is nasty – what to do?

A lot of people have been getting suspicious looking emails in their Gmail today. There is a full fledged phishing scam that is most likely from a nation-state and is stealing information and installing malware on your computer. Take 5 minutes to read the tips below and 5 minutes to watch the video at the […]

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Change your Passwords Folks – CloudFlare has Spoken

Lovers, drivers, foodies, and steppers – change your passwords. A software bug discovered in CloudFlare, a popular web performance and security company, may have compromised the security of over 5 million websites, including Fitbit, Yelp, Uber, and OkCupid. Full list of sites compromised. So change your PASSWORDS! The leakage was discovered by Google security engineer Tavis Ormandy […]

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Safe Start To The New Year: Securing your Passwords

Make a good start to the New Year by practicing a few tips on passwords. Just like you change the battery in your fire alarms, you should change your passwords – right now. First and foremost you need to create a strong password. I know everyone is tired of creating passwords, but if you follow […]

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Hack ALERT: HeartBleed Info – What to do Now!

What is Heartbleed?  According to Mashable it is, “An encryption flaw called the Heartbleed bug that has exposed a collection of popular websites — from Airbnb and Yahoo to NASA and OKCupid — could be one of the biggest security threats the Internet has ever seen. If you have logged into any of the affected […]

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RIP XP – Users hanging on to XP, not so much

Windows XP support ends Today. While there are many articles on why you should leave Windows XP, or even some why you should stick it out, I think its time to move on, before hackers move in. XP was the answer to the infamous “Y2K” bug. Remember that? Today, Microsoft will release its last batch of […]

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Mobile Stats for your Mind

Mobile Stats February Summary 48% of all Internet users come from just five countries (Brazil, Russia, China, India and the U.S.). Video accounts for 69% of mobile data traffic. Facebook is the single largest repository for user-generated content such as pics, videos, links and comments. Apple and Android platforms are gaining in the mobile OS […]

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