Tips For Avoiding Email Viruses

Recently one of my clients offices became infected with a virus.  The virus is known as CryptoWall and is one of the seediest viruses that I have had experience with.  We did everything right at the client in order to keep such occurrences from happening, but it still unfortunately snuck through our defenses. I call…

Battle for Power on the Internet

Battle for Power on the Internet In this fascinating essay, security expert Bruce Schneier discusses the emergence of a feudalistic model of the Internet and how the power struggle will affect use of the Internet.  A must read to understand the impact of the politics of cloud computing, use of social media and the roles…

See Who’s Watching You With Lightbeam

Mozilla, the open-source publisher of the Firefox browser, has released the second iteration of its add-on called Lightbeam.  Lightbeam will let its users “lift the veil” to see into a murky world that has been prevoiusly only accessible to geeks …  To see who else is looking at their data, browsing habits, and searches on…

Don’t be the victim of “driveby” downloads!

There you are–happily surfing the Internet, doing some research or maybe finding a good deal online for a new color printer. You click on an ad and read the contents of an informational site and,  though you don’t realize it, you’ve been hit! What Happened? That’s right. Silently behind the scenes you may have opened…