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Why Timely Patching Is Important

News Flash. Microsoft, amongst many other companies, push out updates on the second Tuesday of the month. It's called "Patch Tuesday". I don't know about you, but I patch my systems that day or the next. Why? Well, hackers (the bad guys), attempt to reverse engineer...

Privacy and the Phone

I traveled to Washington DC with my family last week on vacation. One of our stops was the Pentagon 9-11 Memorial. In passing the turnstiles for employees of the building, my wife and I both noticed something that made us laugh. There was an employee exiting the...

What happens if you lose data?

This article in Forbes addresses an interesting and important issue. It's worth reviewing https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/04/13/why-running-your-real-estate-business-in-spreadsheets-and-hard-drives-is-a-cybersecurity-risk/?sh=2d6d7e8e601f What...

AntiVirus Software

I was at a social event recently and someone mentioned to the group that they were told Antivirus software was unnecessary as they don’t protect you. I mentioned they’re good for what they’re designed for and that they’re necessary. I Googled the topic and I’m not...

Public Phone Charging Stations

I just returned from a business trip involving air travel and car rental. Something that disturbs me is the number of people who plug in their cell phones into public stations. You should Google “Juice Jacking”, it might change your attitude of using public charging...

Current Events – Hacking

There’s been A LOT of talk lately regarding the potential increase of Russian hacking to US companies. Most likely attacks would be High Value Targets like high tech firms, defense contractors, military, utilities, government, and other news catching organizations....

Stain Control and Cybersecurity

This real-life story relates to cybersecurity. Our outdoor swimming pool had a stain problem that began a year ago. Over time it got worse and I finally got serious on seeking help as nothing I did worked. Our pool store recommended the typical “canned” stain removal...

Security Settings

Social Media Accounts, Applications (Apps) Cell Phones, Operating Systems (IoS, Windows), Computers, Websites, Wireless Routers, Firewalls. What do they all have in common? Security/Privacy Settings! (There are more to consider too) We often neglect these simple, yet...