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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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5 New Productive Gmail Apps and Extensions You Should Try

5 New Productive Gmail Apps and Extensions You Should Try Mihir Patkar October 28, 2017 5 New Productive Gmail Apps and Extensions You Should Try http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/productive-gmail-apps-extensions/ Gmail is the email service of choice for most of the world. Google has done … Continue reading

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You Never Thought of Using Your Windows Start Menu Like This!

You Never Thought of Using Your Windows Start Menu Like This! Christian Bonilla October 24, 2017 You Never Thought of Using Your Windows Start Menu Like This! http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/windows-start-menu-tweaks/ You don’t use your Start Menu much, do you?Windows 10 Start Menu Not Working? Here’s … Continue reading

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Yes, You Can Still Clean Install Windows 10 with a Windows 7/8.x Key

Yes, You Can Still Clean Install Windows 10 with a Windows 7/8.x Key Posted on October 28, 2017 https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-10/142616/yes-can-still-clean-install-windows-10-windows-78-x-key by Paul Thurrott in Windows 10 Readers routinely ask me whether it’s still possible to clean install Windows 10 with an unused Windows 7 … Continue reading

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