In the last few days, the US Government both mandated and rejected the same method of cybersecurity. It’s called Second Factor Authentication, specifically a One Time Passcode (OTP) sent by Short Message Service (SMS). So, together, its a “SMS OTP,” which is basically what happens when you receive a 4 to 6-digit security code to … Continue reading “Cyberschizophrenia” in the US Government
Tired of all of the rules that you have to follow everyday just to be online? The internet was easier once, but now it seems like we spend half of our computer time worrying about hackers, thieves, viruses, and other online traps. It’s time for a new approach. It’s time for intuitive, reasonable habits to … Continue reading New Book Released Today With Simple Tips for Everyday Online Security
A serious vulnerability was discovered today with a common picture file type called “Tagged Image File Format, or TIFF. It is an older type of file, but you probaly have many of then somewhere in your computer right now. Every now and then, a new way to hack a computer is discovered before any bad … Continue reading Second Stagefright Attack (Averted?)
It is called a “Format War.” Two or more companies with different products compete for your attention. Of course, as a consumer, you get to choose the product you want. If you don’t like it, certainly you are free to switch to another product. However, since companies know this, they can make it incredibly cumbersome … Continue reading Will Mobile Payments Become a Format War?
A torrent of advertising and promotional marketing is heading your way to try to get you to use new services on your SmartPhone at retail stores. Perhaps you have already seen some, or signed up for some. At stake is the future of the credit card system that moves over $11 Trillion per year from … Continue reading The SmartPhone Wallet is Now Available