Protect Your Computer Against Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

With Microsoft’s recent announcement of a new zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer, I thought it might be a good idea to post a few simple tips on how to protect your computer from becoming infected with malware as a result of this new vulnerability. A zero-day vulnerability is a security hole in an application that […]

Ounce of Prevention

If you’re the recipient of a new Windows desktop or laptop this holiday season, chances are you’d rather spend time enjoying your gift instead of battling pop-ups or slow-downs from malware and spyware. If you’re the IT Support person in your extended family (like me), then I’m sure you’d rather spend time with your friends, […]

Better Password Security Through Compartmentalization

Information security incidents are going to happen. Laptops are going to be lost (or stolen).  Emails containing sensitive data are going to be sent to the wrong recipient.  Systems are going to be infected with malware. Passwords are going to be compromised. Usernames and passwords are the proverbial keys to the kingdom.  That combination of […]