Folklore of Opportunistic Privacy There is a wide body of people that believe they are sending information private because they are sending using Microsoft Office 365, Gmail, or using a third-party service that sends all messages using transmission layer security.
Your Friends Siri and Alexa Have Changed IT Security Your close friends Siri and Alexa may have done more to change how IT staff are re-inventing how they think about Internet security than years of tech tips and training sessions.
Do Recommendation Engines Make Us Simpler Minded? Recommendation engines operate behind the scenes everywhere, to make life a little more enjoyable, simpler, and more relevant. But do these make us all narrower minded?
Equifax’s $10 Billion Bet. You Really Don’t Care (Enough to Do Something) With so many big-name data breaches in recent times, your eyes may have glossed over the recent Equifax consumer data breach settlement. The numbers were big, 147 million consumers had their sensitive information exposed. The penalty, $700 million (or about $5 per person). […]
End of Summer Phishing, Hooks Office 365 Users The phishermen are getting smarter, using better lures to catch ever smarter phish (in this case, you, as an Office 365, OneDrive, SharePoint, or Dropbox user).
Now ‘TIS The Season for Security Autumnation Autumn May Bring Digital Serenity with Security Autumnation. Over the last year, while the user experience for technology has been progressively becoming simpler, the jobs of the business owner, IT director, and privacy and compliance officers have been progressively becoming more complex. Far more complex.
Beware of Hollywood Sim Swappers, The New Posers Hollywood Sim Swappers are the New Posers. Your mobile phone is often the second key to your life. When you forget your password at key accounts like your email or bank, you may be prompted to enter a code that appears by text message to your phone. […]
The FBI Wants You to Stop Inadvertently Giving Criminals Money The FBI Elegantly Asks You to Stop Sending Money to Internet Criminals. We are now in the 16th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a collaborative effort by the US Government and participating industry groups to educate all computer users enough so that they stop clicking […]
Halloween Is Soon to Be the Only Anonymous Day. Good or Bad? All of those family photos and selfies you have uploaded to your favorite sites have helped governments and big tech create your digital identity. Your government digital identity is refined with each new verified drivers license photo and each facial image captured at […]
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