Internet Security

Make sure your information is secure Make sure your information is secure Blake Sanders Sometimes it seems people deserve to have their information stolen. I have a pet peeve that I just have to let you know about.  I get a lot of requests that start out with “Someone has taken my data…” or…
The law does not protect you from Wi Fi snooping The law does not protect you from Wi Fi snooping Blake Sanders Someone is gathering your data and posting it on the Internet where anyone can access it. They have just made it available and are not charging for access. In fact, no advertising appears on the pages where your personal…
What dangers does the Internet pose to your security? What dangers does the Internet pose to your security? Blake Sanders There are all sorts of dangers lurking on the Internet that may pose a danger to your broadband security.  Here is a quick review of the various threats and what to do about them. Viruses Just about everyone is aware that…
Microsoft Wi-Fi data collection exposed so do not use IE Microsoft Wi-Fi data collection exposed so do not use IE Blake Sanders Just about everyone was raising the red flags when they found out that Apple's iPhones were collecting location data.  I personally think that was much ado about nothing since the data was stored in the iPhone itself and not…
How to get around SOPA and censorship How to get around SOPA and censorship Blake Sanders With everyone up in arms about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), people have been busy protesting and writing letters to their congresspersons.  Others have taken to the blogosphere and are spreading the protest against Internet censorship. Broadband Expert has written…
How to change ALL your Go Daddy passwords & more How to change ALL your Go Daddy passwords & more Blake Sanders Broadband Expert wrote about the hacked Go Daddy web sites. What is frightening is the Go Daddy security does not know how the hackers obtained the usernames and passwords. Even more frightening is that they really don't know if any…
Guide to Internet security: Email scams Guide to Internet security: Email scams Blake Sanders I remember an old joke: WARNING: There is a virus going around that is guaranteed to delete your files and there is absolutely no anti-virus defense against it. You will receive an email that says the following: Please open a command window…
Google sends out email reminders to Latitude users Google sends out email reminders to Latitude users Blake Sanders Google has been through the ringer as far as privacy issues go.  It seems like just about everyone is questioning them on their privacy policies.  Broadband Expert has written about Google's troubles, the last being the time they were…
Five pieces of advice for your social network Five pieces of advice for your social network Blake Sanders This bit of advice may be a bit too late for many of you, but there are still a lot of people that can benefit from this sage advice.  I can also offer a way to hopefully minimize the…
Be very aware when you use sharing icons on a web site Be very aware when you use sharing icons on a web site Blake Sanders You can give away information and not even be aware you just did so.  Here is how I made this discovery and I will tell you how to avoid doing this in the future. I was rushing to complete research…
Be aware of bait and switch advertisements Be aware of bait and switch advertisements Blake Sanders You need to be very careful not to believe all the advertisements you see.  I have been tempted to upgrade my phone at least once a week with some seemingly great data offers. Let's take an advertisement claiming they will…
Is your password protected account really secure? Is your password protected account really secure? Blake Sanders You may have heard that Sony was hacked and personal data for millions of people was stolen.  It might have taken some super sleuths months to breach the computer system, or it might have been broken by a kiddie…
Be careful where and how you store your files Be careful where and how you store your files Blake Sanders Approximately 50 million people have lost access to their personal photos and videos.  Even worse, those images are in jeopardy of being deleted this coming Thursday.  There is nothing the users can do about gaining access, as the Federal…
Internet Safety For Kids Internet Safety For Kids Blake Sanders The Internet can be used to find all kinds of information. It can be used for communication, entertainment, education, and other purposes. In this age, almost every modern kid and teen has access to the Internet. As useful as…
Avoiding Internet Scams Avoiding Internet Scams Blake Sanders Common Internet Scams and How to Avoid Them Internet scams are fraudulent business schemes cropping up through the misuse of the Internet services. These scams lure prospective victims into fraudulent transactions and try to breech the security of financial institutions.…