T'is the season to be busy. This time of year is always hectic. The holidays set in, the season of winter comes to visit, there's open season on enrollees for health insurance with annual premium hikes and everybody decides they need their IT project done by the end of the year. There were eleven other … Continue reading Marriott announces data breach of up to 500 million Starwood guests
This is part 2 in a series. Rated E for Everyone. I’ll admit that I bang the security drum a lot. Those of you that know me will admit that I avoid risk. I look for it and work to manage and reduce it as much as reasonably possible. I don’t like risk. Life has … Continue reading Confessions of an IT Professional – Part 2 – Data Backups
Many of you may soon be in the market for a new computer. Black Friday & Cyber Monday are coming up. Before you make a buying decision while mentally and emotionally impaired at 2:30 AM on Black Friday morning, let me give you some tips before buying your next PC or laptop deal. Let's talk … Continue reading 5 Tips for Buying a Computer
I received two emails recently sent to two different email accounts I've had for over 10 years. What really got my attention was the subject line of the email address had one of my passwords in it--right there--my password. And then they proceeded to tell me they were responsible for "cracking" my email account and … Continue reading “Your email account is hacked. Password must be changed.”
Many businesses and financial institutions now provide e-billing and e-statements. You can pay online using their secure website and even receive recurring bills or account statements sent directly to your email address. No more snail mail! If this sounds like you, you might check out earlier post about Work and personal email addresses related to the pros/cons … Continue reading Use Postal Mail? Get Informed Delivery!
This post is rated E for everyone. These aren't deep, dark secrets--but they are confessions in two senses: 1) admission and acknowledgement and 2) a statement one's principles. I have to confess that most of what we're doing today to protect ourselves from modern Internet threats is insufficient. Before you bail on me banging the … Continue reading Confessions of an IT Professional – Part 1
For those of you following me via e-mail: you got an email from me this morning with a password protected post. My apologies for the newbie WordPress error. I was attempting to publish for a peer review before going public. NEVERMIND that post... the real one is going to post at 6AM on Tuesday morning. … Continue reading RECALL on Confessions of an IT Pro