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Cybercrime is Zeroing in on Healthcare Organizations

Cybercrime is Zeroing in on Healthcare Organizations

Cybercrime is Zeroing in on Healthcare Organizations   It seems that almost everything today is connected and more connections to the internet are made daily. One industry where this is more problematic is Healthcare. Why?  Medical data is worth big bucks — up to...

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Little Inexpensive Devices Can Remove Sensitive Data

Little Inexpensive Devices Can Remove Sensitive Data

Little Inexpensive Devices Can Remove Sensitive Data   Who has access to your offices? I am sure you are familiar with those little USB drives that are almost flat, to be undetectable when installed.  Well, these under $20 devices can be connected in computers...

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Security 101 – Passwords and Password Management

Security 101 – Passwords and Password Management

Common Password Vulnerabilities and How to Avoid Them   There are a couple of interesting articles this week discussing one of my favorite subjects because it can make a significant impact on your security stance. Breaches that could result in data loss are the...

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Cyber Cold War Right on Our Door Step

Cyber Cold War Right on Our Door Step

Cyber Cold War Right on Our Door Step   Nation-State sponsored cybercrime is on the upswing. China, as an example, has an entire cyber army that it dispatches to US university programs and US businesses as well as to third party providers world-wide who offer...

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International News Hits the Dark Web

International News Hits the Dark Web

International News Hits the Dark Web   Privacy is paramount, and it is one reason that the US government designed and implemented the TOR project. Now there is another reason, and that is preventing censorship of thought. That is the main reason that major...

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Cloud Players Vie for Pentagon Contract

Cloud Players Vie for Pentagon Contract

Cloud Players Vie for Pentagon Contract   The Pentagon wants to make their data more accessible to their divisions no matter the location and began looking for a trusted Cloud Provider. They put out a bid for their Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI.)...

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Privacy and China — Not So Much

Privacy and China — Not So Much

Privacy and China -- Not So Much China is planning on developing its digital currency due to the rising costs of currency circulation and lack of control. China, a communist society, wants to control everything about its citizens. That goes on to include how, when,...

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Are PaleBlue Batteries Your Next Battery?

Although they're still in Kickstarter, I managed to get my hands on some PaleBlue batteries. So far, so good. Pale Blue says that these batteries will save you some $3,000 But, they'll also save you a ton of hassles and time! They have built-in micro-USB ports you can...

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Walking through Virtual Reality to Work

Walking through Virtual Reality to Work

Virtual Reality is coming to your walk to work.  Titled “DreamWalker” researchers at Microsoft are developing some new VR prototype technologies that they say allows people to safely navigate through real-world environments while envisioning themselves strolling in a...

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Plaintiffs in Facebook Class Action Awarded Standing

Plaintiffs in Facebook Class Action Awarded Standing

Plaintiffs in Facebook Class Action Awarded Standing   Plaintiffs in a $35 billion class-action suit against Facebook won their argument proving standing to sue. This lawsuit concerns the collection and storage of millions of users' biometric data without...

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Military Equipment — the Future is On our Door Step

Military Equipment — the Future is On our Door Step

Military Equipment -- the Future is On our Door StepAutonomous Military Vehicles are under development as part of the Army Futures Command Next-Generation Combat Vehicle program. Four companies have been selected to build non-developmental prototypes.  The hope is...

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Chinese Using Visas to Import Corporate Spies and Thieves

Chinese Using Visas to Import Corporate Spies and Thieves

Chinese Using Visas to Import Corporate Spys and Thieves It is about time that some of these Nation-State cyber hackers are going to prison for stealing intellectual property from our US Companies and government contractors.  If you are not aware the Chinese...

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They Look Cool But How Safe Are They?

They Look Cool But How Safe Are They?

They Look Cool but How Safe Are They?I have been warning about these embedded handles for a while.  As you may know, I spent 10+ years as a volunteer advanced EMT where I responded to a number of accidents.  Handles that completely fold inside the door are dangerous...

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Is someone eavesdropping on your Smart Speaker?

Is someone eavesdropping on your Smart Speaker?

Is someone eavesdropping on your Smart Speaker? Are your smart speakers listening to everything -- all the time.  Somewhat. But It turns out that some third-party apps or those don’t natively belong to Google or Amazon may be piggybacking in and eavesdropping. ...

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Protect your Anonymity is all about Layers

Protect your Anonymity is all about Layers

Protect your Anonymity is all about Layers   The acronym, TOR, stands for The Onion Router or a system of security encryption that can protect anonymity. While some use it for nefarious purposes, it began as a project at the United States Naval Research...

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Nation-State Cyber Theft May Cause US Aerospace Downfall

Nation-State Cyber Theft May Cause US Aerospace Downfall

Nation-State Cybertheft May Cause US Aerospace Downfall   Our government leaders have known for years about the industrial espionage conducted by China. It is at the expense of our American companies. They know of China’s goal to develop a colossal aerospace...

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Bathroom Humor and High-End Executive Cars

Bathroom Humor and High-End Executive Cars

Bathroom Humor and High-End Executive Cars Enough already with the Fart jokes! Said every father to his sons. I am not sure why boys get so much enjoyment from this topic, but now it is going a little far with the businessman Elon Musk adding a farting noise to the...

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Problems You Never Knew Could Be Solved By Smart Devices

Problems You Never Knew Could Be Solved By Smart Devices   How smart do you want your home to be? It seems like every day they come out with some new gadget that can connect to your network, in hopes of making your daily life more convenient.  Some are useful and...

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Popular VPNs Are Vulnerable To Exploit

Popular VPNs Are Vulnerable To Exploit

Popular VPNs Are Vulnerable To Exploit   Out of all the topics that my listeners inquire about, none is more prevalent than VPNs and VPN security. Unlike what the advertisements seem to indicate (like Norton VPN advertisements you’ve heard on the radio), a VPN is...

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