Tag Archives: Internet Security

Equifax Breach – What to Do

In July 2017 credit reporting giant Equifax suffered a data breach of epic proportions. Data breaches happen every day but usually not on this scale, magnitude and impact. This breach is very big deal. The data involved in this breach was highly sensitive personally identifiable… Continue reading

Lenovo Superfish Lessons – Manufacturers It’s Time to End Crapware

Sadly, the adware, spyware, crapware problem has been around for ages. PC makers, smartphone manufacturers, tablet makers and many others have loaded up new computing devices with oodles of junk software on with claiming they want to offer customers choices and much needed “features”. In… Continue reading

Speaking at CSF – Quick and Simple Guide to Information Security

I’m very excited to be presenting for the 4th time at the annual Cambridge Science Festival. For those that might not be familiar — it is a celebration showcasing fun and the leading edge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math in New England region. A… Continue reading

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online – Parental Control Software

Constant queries from friends with children on the subject of parental control software brought me to explain the options in depth on this blog.  In previous posts, I’ve explored the options embedded in your operating system (Windows/OSX) and using your router/firewall for content filtering.  Today… Continue reading

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online – Content Filtering w/ Your Router/Firewall

Many of my friends with children often ask how to best keep them safe from some of the dubious content on todays Internet.  The good news is there are many ways to do so but the bad news is that they are often poorly documented,… Continue reading

Malware in search engine results & what you can do about it…

As a digital citizen we all interact with an “underbelly” of the Internet a daily basis – sometimes without even knowing it.  Lets face it, the Internet is not a safe place.  Whether using email, instant messaging, web surfing and even social networking the risks… Continue reading