You must change the way you think about passwords. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommends we use our power of association and unique mental images. Continue reading Passphrases Are the New Passwords
I’m sure you’ve received suspicious emails. I had several back-to-back last month. These “spear phishing” emails were a new kind in my experience. Spear phishing moves from general “casting of a net” hoping to catch somebody unawares, to emails directed to an individual. These scammers were trying to extort money from me to blackmail me. Continue reading Are You a Victim of Spear Phishing?
If you’re like me, and you’ve used almost all of your memory, no need to worry. The Google Authenticator app takes a surprisingly small amount of memory. I surprised myself by installing it without having to delete any other apps on my phone. Continue reading Using Google Authenticator (Guest Post)
Push the on / off button on your router to reboot it now. Please do this as a minimum protection. You actually cannot even know if you have the malware, VPNFilter, on your router.
Rebooting your router only partially destroys the malware and also means it’s vulnerable to reinfection. A factory-reset is the only sure-fire way to purge VPNFilter from a router. Continue reading The FBI Advises: Reboot Your Router Now
You may want to brush up on your netiquette, or the rules of the road for our digital world, as these rules change rapidly. Continue reading A Netiquette Overview for 2016
Only download and install a program if you’re sure you need it and you’re confident of its origin and creators. Continue reading Security Tip: Beware What Programs You Install (Guest Post)