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Free Anti-Virus Comparison

November 23rd, 2012 Comments off

I’ve used AVG off and on for years but some things like advertisements in the interface and email has gotten old and something else the other day got on my nerves but I can’t remember what it was now! Anyway, it’s time to check out other free options since I can’t remember the last time I paid for anti-virus software. I’ve used Security Essentials over the years and seem to pick up bad things while using it! I’m pretty sure I’ve used Avast before and removed it for some reason but don’t remember why. I’ve used Avira before but like this comparison says, the interface just isn’t very pleasing or something and I had to uninstall it but it’s been a while since I tried it so it may be time to give it another try too. I’m installing Avast today again to give it a try.

What do you use and why? Do you pay for anti-virus software?

A Free Anti-Virus Comparison: 5 Popular Choices Go Toe-To-Toe.

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IT Security Unemployment Rate

September 11th, 2012 Comments off

Like it or not, you have to continually keep up to date on security to maintain your CISSP certification. I may have complained about CPEs in the past but now that I’ve looked into it more, it can be done for free if you put in a little effort.

Hord Tipton, executive director of professional certification body (ISC)2 says, “That is why certification is important, he said, because it not only certifies core information security skills, but also ensures skills remain up to date and relevant.”

Interesting article and about unemployment and information security. ComputerWeekly.com article here.

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Future Chrome version may choose your passwords

February 21st, 2012 Comments off

I’ve been using LastPass for a while now and it does make it a lot easier to have different passwords everywhere and also passwords that you could never remember yourself. Would something like this replace other tools like LastPass or 1Password? Would people trust Google enough to use something like this or would it be looked at just like browsers saving passwords like they already do? Check out this article on Arstechnica for more info.

Future Chrome version may choose your passwords, and change them when youve been hacked.

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Congress Authorizes Pentagon to Wage Internet War

December 16th, 2011 Comments off

So does this mean we can do any more than we already do or we can just now be more open about it?! You can’t tell me that we aren’t already doing this kind of stuff. Really, what do you call most of what the CIA and NSA do now?

“Congress affirms that the Department of Defense has the capability, and upon direction by the President may conduct offensive operations in cyberspace;” and “in certain instances, the most effective way to deal with threats and protect US and coalition forces is to undertake offensive military cyber activities, including where the role of the United States Government is not apparent or to be acknowledged.”

Congress Authorizes Pentagon to Wage Internet War | Threat Level | Wired.com.

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Launching Google Wallet

September 20th, 2011 Comments off

What do you think about Google Wallet and how long before it will be more main stream? I’m all about some geeky gadgets and cool technology but I still get pissed off getting behind folks in the store that can’t use their debit card, food stamp card, or WIC card! I guess this will mainly be the younger folks and maybe I won’t have to show my father-in-law how to use it!

Will this make privacy and ID theft more of an issue and are you gonna use it?

Official Google Blog: Launching Google Wallet on Sprint and working with Visa, American Express and Discover.

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WAN enabled UPnP

September 12th, 2011 Comments off

Not sure why you would enable UPnP on the WAN side if your router but you might want to check some settings. I guess the only reason I can think of it being enabled might be for some gaming apps but check out this article and you may want to find a way around it opening this problem.

UPnP enabled of your WAN side could be a big problem!

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Facebook White Hats

August 1st, 2011 Comments off

Facebook is looking for a little help finding security vulnerabilities and since they are so strapped for case, they are offering $500 for bugs that qualify.

Facebook launches security bug bounty program.

Facebook/Whitehat

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Intel’s recent purchases

July 22nd, 2011 Comments off

Very interesting theory regarding Intel’s recent purchases of McAfee, Infineon Technologies, and Fulcrum. Could something like this be a security game changer in everything from VMs to Cell phones?

via With Intel’s recent purchasing habits, could crossdressing be in their future? | PC Perspective.

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64-bit rootkit spies on online banking customers

May 24th, 2011 Comments off

Another example of what can happen with old or unpatched software.

64-bit rootkit spies on online banking customers – The H Security: News and Features.

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Dropbox Lied to Users

May 17th, 2011 Comments off

Do you use Dropbox? I do and have for a while. These kinds of allegations should make you look more at the small print and work to understand the technology you are using at least to the point that you feel comfortable with it. Worth the read if you use Dropbox. –>

Dropbox Lied to Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges Threat Level Wired.com.

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