Time for an Internet Reset?

The Internet has grown just a bit since former VP Al Gore created it way back in 1983. In that time, chances are that we’ve all left one or two virtual breadcrumbs online. While the right to be forgotten has been (and will continue to be) debated for years, that doesn’t mean you have to […]

22 Sites Where You Should Enable Two Factor Authentication RIGHT NOW

The reason we have passwords is to make it harder for attackers to get to our stuff. Ideally, strong passwords ensure that we’re the only ones who can access our email inboxes, our social media profiles, our bank accounts, and our Amazon shopping carts. Unfortunately, passwords by themselves aren’t always strong enough to accomplish that […]

Think Your @Facebook Photos Are Private? Think Again.

First, a little context: I’m a dad, which means I am more familiar with the Elf on the Shelf than I ever dreamed I might be. For the uninitiated, this cute little creature comes to life each night while the kids are fast asleep, usually to get into some sort of mischief before the kids […]

Surviving an Active Shooter Event

It’s a damn shame we live in a world where videos like this are necessary. That said, I’m grateful that Ready Houston took the time to put this video together. The video is only 6 minutes long. I rarely share physical security posts, but I highly recommend that you give this video a watch. If […]

The NSA: My Best Friend

How much does the NSA really know about you? The folks at Alltime10s published a YouTube video entitled 10 Ways the NSA Spies on You. The video contains unsettling revelations about the NSA from recent news articles, citing evidence that the agency engages in the following activities. Can collect info on people 3 degrees of separation […]

Don’t Get Fooled by a Phishing Attack

Want to see who’s viewed your Facebook profile? Then just click here. The app won’t do what it advertises, but it will steal your username and password. Oh, and it will record everything you type with a key logger, and then send that info to the developer’s email address. If you’re not familiar with the […]

Who’s Reading Your Email?

By now, you’ve probably heard the phrase, “Use strong passwords!” so much that you want to puke. Like it or not, it’s great advice for keeping your private information private. But if you think that’s enough to keep people from reading your email, just ask Sarah Palin. The widely publicized hack of her email account […]

How To “Career-Proof” Your Social Media Profiles

Someone recently posted this question to me on Facebook: How do I “teacher-proof” my Facebook profile? My wife taught music in the public schools for quite a few years, and I have quite a few teachers in both my family and my circle of friends. As social media continues to become more integrated into our […]

Five Tips for Safely Browsing Websites

The Internet is full of awesome, but it’s also got a nasty side. Some folks make a living by infecting computers with malware and then joining them to botnets that they can rent out to attack online businesses. Others make a living by swiping valid credential sets and then using those credentials to either steal […]