Category Archives: Security

More on Credit Card data breaches

This is an unfortunate follow-up to my posting a few days ago.  This morning one of my credit card providers called because there had been a compromise of my credit card information by a third-party.  This can’t be Target, because … Continue reading

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Data Breaches ARE a big deal

I didn’t catch his name, but a little while ago I heard the “co-founder” of Square say on Bloomberg TV that the Target data breach was no big deal.  He said that people didn’t lose any money as a result, … Continue reading

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Forefront UAG is no more

Back in September 2012 I wrote a blog entry explaining what had happened to the Forefront product line.  Except on days when I publish something new it is always the most popular post I’ve done, and over time it is … Continue reading

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Microsoft needs to be more aggressive on encryption

I was horrified when I woke up this morning and discovered Microsoft’s positioning in this Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) article (republished by Gizmodo) on encryption.  Of course, that’s because it was EFF’s intent to shock vendors into action.  Or rather, … Continue reading

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Kill your Windows XP systems, before they kill you!

Paul Thurrott just published The Coming Windows XP Apocalypse reminding us that support, including security patches, for Windows XP is coming to an end.  For a more in-depth examination on why you need to run from Windows XP as fast as … Continue reading

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Google Reader and other customer tragedies

(This was written weeks ago but not published until now.  I’m going to largely leave it as originally written, with an update at the end.) I’m pretty upset about Google’s decision to drop support for Google Reader.  I think it … Continue reading

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It’s a good thing I have anti-malware software installed

Along with those who believe NASA faked sending men to the moon and Holocaust deniers, is a group of people who argue that traditional anti-malware (or anti-virus) software is useless and unnecessary.  These AV-deniers believe that simply by avoiding things … Continue reading

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