Posts regarding security and disaster prevention for all platforms.
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
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
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
I found a tool called brakeman that does vulnerability scans of rails applications. It installs as a gem and you run it from the command line. I had some issues with it using up memory but found a way around it. Continue reading
Many small business networks are horrendously insecure.
The following is a basic list of things that you should do to secure your network.
Dec 2017 updates are highlighted in yellow Continue reading
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
Many people have become dependant on various Google products including your Google Drive, Gmail, Photos and more using Google Takeout.
The process is fairly simple: Continue reading
Howtogeek published an article detailing how Microsoft will FORCE updates on users of home versions.
It appears that Microsoft is forcing users of Home versions to be beta testers before the updates are rolled out to Business (Professional versions).
I see a number of issues with this Continue reading