A lot of virus infections (most, actually) come from exploits in out-of-date browser plugins. A common trick is for nefarious websites to popup messages saying (e.g.) "You must update your Adobe Flash!" and users end up installing toolbars and other garbage into their systems. Don't fall for it. I had been recommending a page from…Read more
Firefox: Turn on Tracking Protection to load pages ~44% faster!
To turn on Tracking Protection in Firefox: Type in about:config in the location bar and hit enter. You’ll see a warning about possibly voiding your warranty. Hit “I’ll be careful, I promise!” to continue. Search for privacy.trackingprotection.enabled. Double-click that to toggle the value to true. A study done with this setting change provided page load…Read more
Your online photos aren’t yours
Those photos you've posted to that site....don't be surprised if they end up elsewhere. This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New…Read more
5 Habits of Practically Unhackable People
This is a good read - I recommend it to all. HERE is the original article. The comments below each of their points on this page are mine. Habit #1: Think before you click. Believe it or not, "common sense" is the most powerful security you can put into place. My next post will cover this…Read more