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Snow Sports Industry veteran – Husband – Father – Network IT Ninja & Former Powncer. Old enough to know better but young enough to start a new career.

Tip: Make Sure Your PC is Safe from Meltdown and Spectre

Tip: Make Sure Your PC is Safe from Meltdown and Spectre Posted on January 17, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Hardware, Windows, Windows 10   https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/150463/tip-make-sure-pc-safe-meltdown-spectre   Security expert Steve Gibson has done it again. His latest utility, InSpectre, can check your PC to see whether … Continue reading

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Some Basic Rules for Securing Your IoT Stuff

Krebs on Security 1.17.2018 https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/01/some-basic-rules-for-securing-your-iot-stuff/ Some Basic Rules for Securing Your IoT Stuff Most readers here have likely heard or read various prognostications about the impending doom from the proliferation of poorly-secured “Internet of Things” or IoT devices. Loosely defined … Continue reading

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Twitter just got more serious about two-factor authentication. Here’s how to better protect your account

Twitter just got more serious about two-factor authentication. Here’s how to better protect your account Graham Cluley Follow @gcluley Dec 21, 2017 IT Security and Data Protection https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/twitter-just-got-serious-two-factor-authentication-heres-better-protect-account/   If you still haven’t properly secured your Twitter account with two-factor … Continue reading

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GPS is off so you can’t be tracked, right? Wrong

GPS is off so you can’t be tracked, right? Wrong   19 Dec 2017  by Taylor Armerding https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/12/19/gps-is-off-so-you-cant-be-tracked-right-wrong/   Don’t want anybody tracking you through your smartphone? Just turn off “location services” or whatever your device calls your GPS, and you … Continue reading

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Buyers Beware of Tampered Gift Cards

Buyers Beware of Tampered Gift Cards Krebs On security December 19 2017 https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/12/buyers-beware-of-tampered-gift-cards/ Prepaid gift cards make popular presents and no-brainer stocking stuffers, but before you purchase one be on the lookout for signs that someone may have tampered with … Continue reading

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Watch out – fake support scams are alive and well this Christmas

Watch out – fake support scams are alive and well this Christmas 18 Dec 2017  byPaul Ducklin https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/12/18/watch-out-fake-support-scams-are-alive-and-well-this-christmas/ A few years ago, fake support call scams were one of the most likely cybercrimes that would reach out and touch you … Continue reading

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How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How to Protect Yourself From It)

How Hacking Works How a Wi-Fi Pineapple Can Steal Your Data (And How to Protect Yourself From It) Daniel Oberhaus Nov 20 2017, 11:43am https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/pa39xv/pineapple-wifi-how-to-mitm-hack The Wi-Fi Pineapple enables anyone to steal data on public Wi-Fi networks. Here’s how it … Continue reading

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