Discontinue Skype usage

May 21, 2013

Microsoft is not honoring the original purpose Skype. The patent after the purchase, and recent new from H Security have proven to me that it should be uninstalled from my machines. I will also be making the same recommendation to my clients.

For more info read H Security’s article:
http://h-online.com/security/news/item/Skype-with-care-Microsoft-is-reading-everything-you-write-1862870.html

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The F.B.I. is seeking backdoors to Social Media sites.

May 14, 2012

Read about it here. If this gets any traction I believe everyone the I.T. security field will quit social media, at least for an alternative. What that alternative is I don’t know right now, butI’ll go ahead & start looking. I for one will be out and I’ll be recommending other do the same.


WSJ says it’s a “Long Wait for RSA Security Tokens”

June 17, 2011

In an article by The Wall Street Journal, Computer security firm RSA Chairman Arthur W. Coviello Jr. said the company offered to provide security monitoring or replace the SecurID tokens “for virtually every customer we have.” Most Customers and the press thought that meant RSA would replace all of the physical tokens for free.

Well, it looks like they are only offering that to 30% of their customers. You’re not impressing anyone with this position RSA.

I recommended on the day the news of the hack broke that all my customers switch immediately. Most did.
I can give you a friends name at VeriSign if anyone’s interested.

Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303499204576390000478414400.html#ixzz1PYxG1P00


There is another worthwhile virus/malware scanner from Microsoft

June 13, 2011

I have not used this yet but from what I’ve read it works well. If you support anyone go get it & try it. If you’re an end-user you should probably download & run it too!

Microsoft Safety Scanner


Here’s something interesting from Drobo…

May 24, 2011

As many of you know I recommend Drobo products. This 100 Drobos thing they are doing could end up being a very worthy cause.
Let’s hope so… Check it out here

Learn More About Drobo
I am also a Drobo Authorized Dealer


Don’t tell me you didn’t see this coming…

December 13, 2010

McAfee’s Secure Short URL Service not so secure
Read More:
http://www.net-security.org/secworld.php?id=10261


It’s that time again – Holiday Shopping Safety

November 23, 2010

Last year I posted some tips on being safe while shopping online. That article is here. This year I’ll point out that TraceMyID is partnering with world-renowned fraud prevention expert Frank Abagnale to help educate and protect consumers while shopping this holiday season.
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