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Equifax’s Chief Security Officer’s Qualifications – SHE WAS A MUSIC MAJOR.!!

Equifax just had a MASSIVE breach that exposed the personal information of MILLIONS of people.

This was despite the outstanding credentials of their Chief Security Officer.. Yep, she had a BA and Master’s in Music.

Marketwatch has an excellent article about this at http://www.marketwatch.com/story/equifax-ceo-hired-a-music-major-as-the-companys-chief-security-officer-2017-09-15 Continue reading

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

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). Continue reading

Guardzilla won’t work with my Moto XT

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. Continue reading

Malwarebytes free anti Exploit – Protection against Zero Day Flash/Java/other exploits

I’ve ranted quite a bit here about Adobe Shockwave Flash crashing my browsers. Many of the browser publishers are ending support for Flash. However, there are cases where you need to have it installed on your PC and use it.  The same is true with Java. Many people are simply uninstalling Java due to the number of security holes over the past years. However, other people need to run Java in order to access specific websites.

MalwareBytes has published an anti exploit tool. You simply download the tool and install it. It will then add a layer of protection against Zero Day exploits Continue reading

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