Your toilet and faucets could be spying on you.

Last Updated on October 22, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Sept 2019 – Pretty soon you won’t even be able to trust your toaster.   Voice activated toilets and faucets could be used to spy on your conversations and water usage. 

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Danger Will Robinson. Do NOT reply with your ‘first car’

Last Updated on October 4, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I’ve been seeing an increasing number of Facebook posts that ask something like

What was the first car you ever owned?   -or- Where did you meet the love of your live?

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The whole system of “secret questions” used by tens of thousands of sites, including email providers, banks and government sites is fundamentally flawed.

Last Updated on October 4, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

The whole system of “secret questions” used by tens of thousands of sites, including email providers, banks and government sites is fundamentally flawed. If you have even a casual acquaintance with someone, you can pick up enough information to access at least some of their sites. The “Where were you born” question is a joke.  The problem is that if you give a fake answer you might not remember it when you need it and find yourself locked out of your account. Tags: , Read more
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Facebook maiden name game

Last Updated on October 4, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Beware of Facebook games such as this Facebook maiden name game as they can possibly be a scam. This game could be harmless but it exposes information that could be used to compromise your accounts. 

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Guardzilla won’t work with my Moto XT

Last Updated on September 30, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

I purchased an outdoor Guardzilla security camera. I got it set up and working with my Moto X Pure edition. After a few minutes, it started downloading a camera update. After that, I could no longer connect.

I tried reinstalling the app on my phone but still could not connect. I exchanged that unit for a new one at Staples. Guess what.. the new one wouldn’t connect either.

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Dlink DCS 936L camera – False alarms all day but misses SUVs, Mailmen and all 240 pounds of me.

Last Updated on September 30, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Let me preface this by saying that the DCS 936L is not designed for outdoor use. I installed it under my garage eave to look at the driveway and doorway.

The way the unit is now, it’s worse than worthless. I turned the sensitivity up to 50 percent (It Was windy today and the unit is under the garage eve looking at the driveway and door).

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I’m going to retire my Dlink Cameras due to a security risk

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Use the Bundle Outdated command to keep your Rails applications secure

Last Updated on August 26, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Using outdated gems in your Ruby on Rails application introduces vulnerabilities to your Rails Applications. There is an easy way to find outdated gems using the Bundle Outdated command.

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“Your computer needs maintenance” scams.

Last Updated on August 25, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

A client I hadn’t heard from in a while called. He had been web browsing and got a persistent window stating that his machine needed attention. SCAM SCAM SCAM.

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Securing a small office network.

Last Updated on August 17, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla

Many small business networks are horrendously insecure. One insecure component can devastate your business

The following is a basic list of things that you should do to secure your network.

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