Category Archives: Security

Is Online Privacy Even a Thing Anymore?

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Quick answer: not really. In today’s Internet embedded world, it’s literally amazing (in the original definition and sense of the word) what can be known about you. If you’re a small business owner, you’re probably in a bit of a “middle of the fence” zone on the issue… on one hand, you’re a person. Likely a person who doesn’t like other people knowing everything about your personal life. On the other hand, you run a business, one that needs to … continue reading Is Online Privacy Even a Thing Anymore?  

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Search and Seizure Procedure Changes – What’s Good for the Goose…

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Sometimes it’s difficult to know when to follow the rabbit down the hole when you see headlines pass by on Facebook. When I recently read the article at The Hacker News, STOP Rule 41 – FBI should not get Legal Power to Hack Computers Worldwide, I found myself with nagging questions, though, so I’ve been clicking and reading. (I’m not going to try to explain anything in too great a detail, as there are plenty of articles out there doing … continue reading Search and Seizure Procedure Changes – What’s Good for the Goose…  

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Poodle, the latest bug dogging web security

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In case you were missing the headaches brought on by the heartbleed bug, you can rest assured knowing a new flaw has been discovered in online security. Poodle (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is a security hole in SSL 3.0 that allows private information to be exposed to a hacker with network access. SSL 3.0 is used by both servers and browsers, meaning a patch on one end doesn’t alone fix the issue. The good news is that SSL … continue reading Poodle, the latest bug dogging web security  

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Don’t Get Caught When Others Go Phishing

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The email looks official… PayPal is telling you that you have to log in to unfreeze your account, or to update your information, so you click the link and enter your password on the website that comes up. In almost every case, you should not have done so. Almost more common than email viruses are emails that are “phishing”. People set up fake websites that look like real websites, that prompt you to log in. When you do, they then … continue reading Don’t Get Caught When Others Go Phishing  

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