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.

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ZoneAlarm Free

May 9, 2012

Hmm, need to check this one out:
http://www.zonealarm.com/security/en-us/zonealarm-free-antivirus-firewall.htm


Problem with iOS 5 iMessages? Try this…

October 12, 2011

Does iMessage kick in when you’re trying to send a regular txt to another iPhone user?

This can happen in the case that a test iMessage was successfully sent to then while they were using iOS 5, then they downgraded to iOS 4. In previous iOS 5 betas the app would tell you if the iMessage was not successfully and provide a button to press to send as a regular text message. In iOS 5 GM there is no longer the error displayed, or the button provided.

So what to do? Press and hold on the message text & a pop-up will give you access to the “send as a text message” option.


Great advice for my L.E.O. friends

July 12, 2011

5 Things Cops must do to secure thier networks (thanks @DennisKuntz)

Great for law enforcement however, anyone interested in staying safe should read this!

http://policeledintelligence.com/2011/07/12/the-top-5-things-cops-must-do-to-secure-their-networks-now/

 


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

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I am also a Drobo Authorized Dealer