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Foiling Electronic Snoops in Email

NOV. 18, 2015 Photo Credit Minh Uong/The New York Times By BRIAN X. CHEN http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/19/technology/personaltech/foiling-electronic-snoops-in-email.html?emc=edit_ct_20151119&nl=personaltech&nlid=55148309&_r=0 IT didn’t take much for Florian Seroussi, a technology investor in Manhattan, to become suspicious of his email. His misgivings were sparked late one night … Continue reading

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Report: Everyone Should Get a Security Freeze

Krebs On Security November 18 2015 https://krebsonsecurity.com/2015/11/report-everyone-should-get-a-security-freeze/ Report: Everyone Should Get a Security Freeze This author has frequently urged readers to place a security freeze on their credit files as a means of proactively preventing identity theft. Now, a major … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s new Windows Defender tool runs outside Windows

by Lance Whitney  December 8, 2011 8:14 AM PSTFollow @lancewhit   http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57339370-83/microsofts-new-windows-defender-tool-runs-outside-windows/?tag=nl.e757 Microsoft’s new offline version of Windows Defender can scan for malware outside Windows. (Credit: Screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNET) Microsoft is launching a new version of its Windows Defender antivirus tool … Continue reading

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Avast! 6.0 Free Antivirus For Windows Released, Adds AutoSandbox

by Tim Brookes on Mar. 1st, 2011 http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/avast-60-free-antivirus-windows-released-adds-autosandbox-news/ Avast 6.0 Free Antivirus For Windows Released, Adds AutoSandbox [News] by Tim Brookes on Mar. 1st, 2011 Windows users will be delighted to hear that Avast! 6.0 free edition has been released, packing … Continue reading

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How one-time passwords fit in with multifactor authentication

Multifactor authentication is a term used to describe security mechanisms that make use of two or more distinct forms of authentication to increase the difficulty of circumventing, cracking, or otherwise getting past normal authentication protections. The key to multifactor authentication … Continue reading

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Secunia PSI now has Auto Update

I would like to side-step all pretenses about how and why software is flawed. And, instead, focus on what we can do to protect ourselves from the vulnerabilities caused by the flaws. Have you heard: “Make sure your software programs … Continue reading

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Don’t be fooled by the argument against unique passwords

These days it seems like every time we turn around someone has written another article that gives “security” advice directly contradicting actual secure practice: 1. Don’t use strong passwords! Just use whatever you’ll remember! 2. It’s okay to use one … Continue reading

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