MaskMe guards your privacy like a vigilant angel

July 22, 2013

In a world that values data mining over privacy protections, the new MaskMe tool restores your ability to use the Internet without compromising your identity. Read this article by Seth Rosenblatt on CNET News.

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

One more tool for the privacy conscious.

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10 Questions to Ask When Creating a Cybersecurity Plan for Your Business

April 23, 2013

Practical tips for protecting your company from hackers and other online threats.

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

10 basic, common-sense points regarding security. Use it as a checklist. Do Not Ignore; your personal and business data are under assault. 

See on www.entrepreneur.com via: pdxtech-info


Tools for the paranoid: 5 free security tools to protect your data | PCWorld

March 29, 2013

Whether we work with trade secrets or just prefer to keep our stock trades secret, we all have data that’s invaluable to us–and valuable to online evildoers.

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

If you value your privacy and security, I bet you will find at least one of these five tools useful. TrueCrypt is an good-old standard and although I like Lastpass better that KeePass, it is very good to have also. Stay safe out there.

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Ultimate Google toolbox: 20 tips, tricks, and hacks | PCWorld

February 21, 2013

With this arsenal of tips, tricks, and third-party tools, you can bend Google to your will and extract more from its services than ever before.

Hector Ariceaga‘s insight:

One can never have enough Google tricks. A couple of my favorites are Checker Plus and Turn Off the Lights. Try them.

See on www.pcworld.com and pdxtech-info


Mobile Ninja Tactics To Fight Off Mobile Malware [Infographic]

January 7, 2013

If you have attracted a smartphone virus or malware, you know it will take mobile ninja skills to get rid of it. These tips should help you through it.

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Google Acquires Security Service VirusTotal

September 10, 2012

Google has acquired free malware scanner VirusTotal for an undisclosed sum. The site runs submitted files through 44 different malware scanners and reports new findings to anti-virus software companies.

See on www.informationweek.com via: pdxtech-info


10,000 Top Passwords

July 13, 2012

Try this on for size! Of a list of 10,000 passwords tested, 79% were in the top 500 and 91% were in the top 1000. What does that mean? Well, if a hacker is trying to break into your accounts, he could try this relatively small list of password and chances are he would have control of your account. Way too easy if you ask me.

If you care to protect your information, remember these three things about passwords.

1. Use a passphrase instead of a password.

2. Substitute some characters for phonetic or visual equivalents.

3. Use the whole keyboard. Text (upper and lower dase), numbers, and symbols.

Safe computing!

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Computer Users Finally Paying Attention to DNS-Changer

July 6, 2012

We have been advising our customers and friends to make sure they check their computers for the DNS Changer malware. The news have run stories about it over the last few days and we are getting calls about how to check whether one’s computer is infected.
The easiest way to check is to simply go to http://www.dns-ok.us/ If you see a GREEN box you are clear. If you see RED you will need to remove the malicious program from your system if you don’t want to be without internet starting Monday July 9th.

You can check out one of many stories here. It includes a video demonstrating the checker above.

Give it a try and be safe!

Green Box

A GREEN box indicates your systems is clear of the DNS-Changer malware. If you see a RED box, your system won’t be able to access the internet from Monday July 9th.


Free virus removal tool: 27% found malware missed by existing anti-virus

June 14, 2012

Not all antivirus software is the same. Occasionally, viruses go undetected risking damage to your systems or loss of information. Sophos’s free virus removal tool can be used in concert with your existing AV and it has been known to detect what others have missed. It has been updated and reissued, thanks to feedback from Naked Security readers. It now is 20% faster and has better detection and clean-up capabilities. No reason to not give it a try.

See on nakedsecurity.sophos.com via Tech Info for Real Estate


Mobile malware madness: Favorite target? Android. 3 free security apps

May 21, 2012

There is an incredible increase in malicious software targeting the Android OS. Using all the common-sense practices you already know is a good starting point. However, there are free resources that can help you keep your Android device free of malware. Check three free good ones here.

See on blogs.computerworld.com

Via:  Scoop.it – pdxtech-info


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