This is hardly shocking, wi-fi networks in airports are very risky. It is crucial to set up SSL connections and/or a VPN connection to secure communications on public networks. Laptops should be configured to connect to infrastructure networks only – airports are full of rogue ad-hoc “free” wi-fi opportunities (as in opportunities to be hacked).
No one likes to lose employees, through layoffs for any other reason, but layoffs are a matter of survival for many companies in this economy. This article highlights a recent web survey that should concern any employer. A large percentage of employees leaving their jobs take more with them than the contents of their desks.…Details
This article is the first in a four-part series about safe computing on public networks. This first article lists some basic precautions you can take. Parts two and three are about using SSL and VPNs to secure your communications, and part four will list some computer settings that you should change when using public networks.…Details
Password management tools like Blackberry password managers and Roboform are great, but what if you don’t have them with you? The Little Grey Cell Storage System(tm) is always available, but has a limited capacity (more limited for some of us than others). There are a number of free and paid online password managers available. Do…Details
So many passwords and so little brain space! The stronger the passwords are, the more difficult they are to remember. Even when we use clever schemes to make strong passwords that we can remember, it becomes almost impossible to remember which password goes where. The end result – we end up re-using a few passwords…Details
With identity theft surpassing drug trafficking as the number one crime in the US (I don’t suppose it is much different in Canada or elsewhere), clients need all the help they can get in protecting themselves. Although the information necessary to steal an identity may be obtained through phishing or other computer-based attacks, there are…Details
The recent zero day security hole in Internet Explorer is a serious concern as it can allow a malicious website to get access to your computer. Microsoft is currently working on a patch but until this is released they recommend several workarounds, I have pasted from their security advisory at the bottom, however these workarounds…Details
The symptom may appear as a red icon in your system tray, warning of threats found on your system. Popups and other symptoms occur also, leading the victim to purchase a full version of Antivirus 2008. Don’t be misled by a legitimate-looking message such as this one: Unfortunately, once you have purchased it, your bank…Details