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The Equifax Saga Thus Far

Any time any of us makes a big purchase it’s a matter of pride. After saving and budgeting we finally have the scratch to put down some money towards a new car or join the club to become an American…

Safer Internet Day – Some Tips for Your Digital Life

The internet contains more and more of our lives these days.  We have online accounts for our banks and paying bills, online shopping, and a number of other types of online activity that put more of us out there.  With…

The “Epic Hack” of Wired’s Mat Honan – Social Engineering at Work

[Article first published as The “Epic Hack” of Wired’s Mat Honan – Social Engineering at Work on Blogcritics.] I spend a lot of time and effort attempting to keep people safe in the digital age.  Whether it’s on a professional level at…

FBI Arrests Hackers with Help of Former LulzSec “Leader”

[Article first published as FBI Arrests LulzSec Hackers with Help of Former “Leader” on Blogcritics.] Just one time. After being cautious about covering his tracks, all it took was just took one time logging into IRC without masking his IP address for…

96. Common Damn Sense: Does the Facebook Spam Wave Reflect Deeper Issues with User Habits?

[Article first published as Does the Facebook Spam Wave Reflect Deeper Issues with User Habits? on Blogcritics.] It’s been a while since I jumped into a good old-fashioned rant.  As there is, as the kids say these days, no time like the…

94. Hacking, Social Engineering and RSA

[Article first published as Hacking, Social Engineering and RSA on Blogcritics.] More than occasionally people will come to one of my tech friends or me with a computer problem.  No longer an uncommon occurrence with the ever-present digital influence in our lives,…

80. could a little tech know-how prevent strangers from seeing you in the shower?

[Article first published as Lack of Computer Knowledge Allows Technician to Hack Customers’ Webcams on Blogcritics.] In my line of work and field of nerdery, I often encounter people who need my help because they just don’t understand computers. I…

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