Buyer Beware Archive

  • It was reported today that a possible security breech at the popular professional social networking site, LinkedIn may have lead to the distribution of over 6 million encrypted passwords. Although LinkedIn...

    Linked Out

    It was reported today that a possible security breech at the popular professional social networking site, LinkedIn may have lead to the distribution of over 6 million encrypted passwords. Although LinkedIn...

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  • Times have been tough.  The economy of the last few years has made it difficult for most small businesses to sustain themselves and remain viable, let alone grow and make...

    Securing Your Business Technology

    Times have been tough.  The economy of the last few years has made it difficult for most small businesses to sustain themselves and remain viable, let alone grow and make...

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  • What made Flashback a quick success?  One contributing factor is undoubtedly so much of the Apple user population maintaining a, "It can't happen to me," attitude about viruses and security.  After all, we've been hearing it for years: viruses are a Microsoft thing, and Macs CAN'T get viruses.

    Fool Me Once…

    What made Flashback a quick success? One contributing factor is undoubtedly so much of the Apple user population maintaining a, "It can't happen to me," attitude about viruses and security. After all, we've been hearing it for years: viruses are a Microsoft thing, and Macs CAN'T get viruses.

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  • Don't expect your wireless carrier to have an effective solution to text spam any time soon, and as text message spam becomes increasingly easier to send the volume of spam will grow.

    How is Text Spam Affecting You?

    Don't expect your wireless carrier to have an effective solution to text spam any time soon, and as text message spam becomes increasingly easier to send the volume of spam will grow.

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  • In other words, the folks in charge of regulating things such as banking mandates, HIPAA regulations, the SEC, the FAA and other complex technology driven systems that are supposed to protect your identity, your personal information and your money, have themselves created a system that with a simple identity theft can transfer thousands of your tax dollars to a criminal before the IRS even realizes that it's happening.

    Maybe it’s Time to Take a Step Back

    In other words, the folks in charge of regulating things such as banking mandates, HIPAA regulations, the SEC, the FAA and other complex technology driven systems that are supposed to protect your identity, your personal information and your money, have themselves created a system that with a simple identity theft can transfer thousands of your tax dollars to a criminal before the IRS even realizes that it's happening.

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