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The two-factor debacle


Not too long ago I advocated setting up two factor authentication for any service that would support it – and I stand by that. But, I’ve run into a snag that I felt was worth mentioning. I’ve set up access to most of the services that use 2FA with Google Authenticator. The service is free,…

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Two Factor Authentication For Everyone!


A friend of mine recently had some suspicious activity show up on Facebook (haven’t we all?) and asked what could be done about it, since it keeps happening. My first response was to lock down those security settings in Facebook and make sure that “login approvals” is turned on. In “security speak” we usually call…

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Update – 24 August 2016


Earlier this week, we found that small-medium size (SMB) businesses were not making the grade to protect their data. Now we find a study that highlights the deficiencies of healthcare providers efforts to protect data. Healthcare IT organizations often lack budget and personnel to address security needs Now, if only Twitter would suspend all the…

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Update – 23 August 2016


The tools recently leaked from the NSA hack continue to dominate security news. The NSA’s hoard of cyber weapons makes some experts nervous Another large US retailer is disclosing a point-of-sale system breach Eddie Bauer Reveals It Was the Victim of a POS Breach The insider threat will NEVER go away. It’s an even worse…

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Adobe fixes fatal Flash flaw


According to a release from Adobe Systems, they have released yet another security update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and ChromeOS. Adobe had released a critical update this past Monday however it failed to address some critical flaws. The update released today addresses critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow someone to take…

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Patch Tuesday brings critical updates and confusion


Microsoft released the latest round of security patches, as planned, on Tuesday the 10th of May. If you’re running a Windows operating system, it’s time to hit System Update and get ready to reboot! These 8 patches are rated as CRITICAL and should be applied as soon as possible: MS16-064 Security Update for Adobe Flash…

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