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Ransomware

Ransomware Want to stop ransomware? If you are not familiar with ‘ransomware’ then you probably haven’t been watching, reading, or for that matter breathing lately.  It is the latest money making crime that is in the news almost daily now.   I would list the name of the latest version that is out there in the…

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Excuse me, are those my fingerprints?

Excuse me, are those my fingerprints? I recently read an article on passwords and what people were working on to replace them.  As I have thought more and more about passwords, realizing both their vulnerabilities and yes even their advantages I am still hesitant to embrace the new techniques being worked on.  If you don’t…

Enigma Machine

Enigma

Enigma I love history, it was one of the few subjects I paid attention to in my early years at school.   One of the things about history that fascinates me is how we as a human race react to different events.  As an example, during World War II and after the bombing of Pearl Harbor,…

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A FREE Year of Identity Theft Monitoring!

A FREE Year of Identity Theft Monitoring! Last week my wife received a letter in the mail notifying her that she had just won a free year of identity theft monitoring!  Yes another organization had failed to protect personal information properly and was breached.  As you can imagine we were thrilled to win something free…

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Where are your passwords?

Where Are Your Passwords? I have always struggled with passwords. I am not talking about what to use as a password, no I am talking about where to keep all of the different passwords that I have. Because I understand that I should never use the same password (or variation of) twice I have roughly…

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The Drum Set I Wanted and Never Got

The Drum Set I Wanted and Never Got I got home last night after a long day in the office and wanted to relax.  I walked to the mailbox and grabbed the 30 items addressed to ‘Occupant’ and ‘Resident’, and began to sift through the junk mail.  By the way why don’t we get mad…