Category: Insights and Perspectives

Avoiding Facebook Spyware, and Quality Security Tools

Do you use Facebook? This episode is ‘must listen’ for you! Facebook has a new ‘Protection’ product that is the opposite of protection, or at least the opposite of privacy.  Actually, it meets the definition of spyware.

Losing Your Tax Refund and Other Fun Tales From The Equifax Breach

The Equifax hack was historically bad, with the data of over 145 Million people exposed, which is now for sale on the Dark Web. Now, that data is being used to file fraudulent tax returns, which lets the bad guy get your tax refund.

Attack of the Internet of ‘Thingys’ – January 25, 2018

This show is not about what you want to hear – it is about telling you what you need to know

The Yahoo! Breach – What Happened, What You Can Do, and Why

If you had a Yahoo account in 2014, you should read this to find out what happened, and what you can do about it. The bottom line is, the advice that Yahoo is giving their users is not nearly enough to protect from the scale…

New Book Released Today With Simple Tips for Everyday Online Security

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…

Seven Myths About New Credit Card Fees

It’s been called a “Surcharge,” “Swipe Fee,” “Credit Card Fee” “Interchange,” or a “Checkout fee.” Until today, retailers were not allowed to pass these fees on to their customers. If you heard about it in the news, you may have the impression that you…

Five Reasons iPhone-5 Excludes NFC

Based on Apple’s press conference on September 12, their strategy can be described as: change customer behavior now, encourage an upgrade later. The Apple wallet going to be called, imaginatively, “Apple Wallet.” It works without an NFC chip, relying instead on geolocation to determine…