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.

See on www.pcworld.com via: 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.

See on www.bitrebels.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!

See on xato.net  via- pdxtech-info


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


How to navigate Google’s privacy options | Naked Security

January 31, 2012

Via Scoop.itTech Info for Real Estate

Google is rolling out a new privacy policy on March 1st, 2012. In this article I sum up the changes and provide information on how to control your Google privacy settings.
Via nakedsecurity.sophos.com


Fix Your Security Settings of Facebook Photo-Tagging

April 12, 2011
The bad guys are exploiting the photo tagging feature to get facebook users to follow links to infected pages or other dubious deeds.

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They generally post a picture and tag multiple people, including you, even though you are not in the picture. To combat this latest threat, you may want to consider a few changes to your privacy settings.

 

While the functionality of approving a photo tag before you are tagged is not available in facebook, you can follow the next steps to make it harder for others to tag you without your approval.

 

  • Customize your privacy settings so that “Photos and videos I’m tagged in” is set to “Only Me.”
  • Set your notifications so that you always know when someone tags you in a photo or tags one of your photos. You can control this setting from the “Notifications” tab on the Account Settings page.
  • Click “remove tag” when viewing the photo in which you are tag, and don’t want to be.

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