Category Archives: Hardware

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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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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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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Free first aid for a wide range of Windows ills

Free first aid for a wide range of Windows ills By Fred Langa on June 10, 2015 http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/free-first-aid-for-a-wide-range-of-windows-ills/ Did you know that Microsoft offers over 500 automated, online solutions for common problems you might encounter with Windows software and hardware? … Continue reading

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There’s no way of knowing if the NSA’s spyware is on your hard drive

There’s no way of knowing if the NSA’s spyware is on your hard drive The NSA’s spyware known as “Fanny” was discovered embedded deep with hard disk drive and solid-state drive firmware. Credit: Kaspersky ‘Equation group’ spyware likely only targeted … Continue reading

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Wireless Live CD Alternative: ZeusGard

Krebs On Security Brian Krebs July 14 Wireless Live CD Alternative: ZeusGard https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/07/wireless-live-cd-alternative-zeusgard/ I’ve long recommended that small business owners and others concerned about malware-driven bank account takeovers consider adopting a “Live CD” solution, which is a free and relatively … Continue reading

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