03/13/2017



A Preview of What's Next

A Preview of What's Next THREE short days ago, I promised you we were working on something big. (If you missed that blog / email, here's a one sentence recap: My dear friend Mike's recent, sudden passing gave me the impetus to help our subscribers more than we are.) HERE'S WHERE WE ARE NOW... We... Read more

03/10/2017



A Personal Story: How a Small Mistake Nearly Had Catastrophic Consequences

A Personal Story: How a Small Mistake Nearly Had Catastrophic Consequences Mike was an extraordinarily talented programmer--we're talking a top 1/10 of 1% kind of a guy. He'd had been sick for some time, but his passing was a shock to us all. After he died, his business partner contacted me. "Kevin," she began, "You were the only one Mike trusted... Read more

05/25/2016



The Young Whippersnappers Aren't As Smart As They Think

The Young Whippersnappers Aren't As Smart As They Think Frequent readers of our blog and newsletter will know that aside from reviewing antivirus software, we also preach a good sermon about security in general and about how to make good passwords and password management. The fine folks at gigya.com, a company that specializes in identity management, know a thing... Read more

04/04/2016



"400% Surge In Phishing Attacks This Tax Season" Says The IRS*

The bad guys are in full force this tax season. With so many people doing their taxes online this year, the phishing community is out to snag as many victims as possible. Even if you don't do your taxes online, the phishers still trick lots of people into entering sensitive... Read more

02/26/2016



The Ugly Truth About "Ransomware"

The Ugly Truth About On Feb 18, the entire computer system at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was locked and held for ransom. The hackers who easily infiltrated the hospital's system locked and encrypted all of the hospital's medical files and computers making it impossible to work and help patients. The hackers demanded $17,000 to... Read more