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Protecting Our Seniors from Scams: The Importance of Education and Awareness

Recently, a friend of mine called me with a problem: his elderly father in law that was living with him had his bank account hacked; nearly $10,000 had been stolen. Could we help? We couldn't retrieve the money, but we did take a look at his father's laptop. Sure enough, it was rife with malware and a key-logger had gotten his bank credentials. Unfortunately, our seniors are vulnerable to scams. These come both in the form of phishing emails or, [...]

Why Ashley Madison Matters…To Everyone

Yes, there are no doubt some 36 million individuals who may be a bit uncomfortable currently, but the massive Ashley Madison hack ought to have a lot more people paying attention, for several reasons. For one thing, I've read the comments online, and so many people feel that this is justified, that neither Ashley Madison nor its customers deserve sympathy or leniency. Perhaps from a moral perspective that is true, but I am not the moral police and I won't [...]

Can A Good Defense Include…Offense?

When defending one's network resources, things like firewalls and other security appliances are envisioned. Putting walls up, both physical and virtual, to keep the bad guys out-that's the name of the game, right? What if it wasn't? People, and businesses, are hacked with regularity. Some hacks are harmless, some random person just probing things but without malicious intent. Others are testing and probing defenses, searching for a soft spot to exploit. And sometimes, you get the Sony hack that we've [...]