How Scammers Scam

There are many scams out there to separate you and your love-ones from your hard earned money. One the most common scams is, you get a message in your email or text that says that your bank account has been charged for a Norton Anti-Virus subscription. The message has a phone number to call. You…

Secure Your Cloud Backup

Can you trust your favorite cloud storage site with your most private stuff? The answer is yes sort of. Google Drive and MS OneDrive are both very popular cloud storage sites. They both secure your data with AES 256bit encryption (very secure) during transfer and while it sets on their servers. The problem is you…

Kali Linux and Pen Teasting

Kali Linux is an open-source, Debian-based Linux distribution geared towards various information security tasks, such as Penetration Testing, Security Research, Computer Forensics and Reverse Engineering. It is used security analyst to find vulnerabilities in networks of computers. Because Kali is an free and opensource tool it is also available to anyone including hackers.

Big Ransomware Attack

The Ireland healthcare system has been hit by the biggest ransomware attack yet. The attackers requested $20 million for the keys to the systems data. The prime minister said they would not pay but I think they may have to because it is projected that the total to get things back in order is $600…

Create A Strong Master Password

Your going to use Bitwarden, LastPass or some other password manager but you need a strong yet easy to remember master-password. There are many strategies for creating good passwords. Here are few of those in this video, but there are many others… Steve Gibson’s Password Haystack is a tool to test the strength of your…

My LastPass Replacement

You might have heard that LastPass is changing their free account to only allowing one device. The Premium account is only $3 per month but the change has given me an incentive to find a new password manager. I looked at several LastPass, a few were mobile apps only and that was no good. Some…

Are you still using weak passwords?

Week passwords are still a very big problem for the Internet. People are still using “password”, “123456”, and many other notorious expressions. These days if you not using a password manager like Lastpass to generate long, secure passwords and store them, you are not doing your due diligence to protect your information. Here’s Steve Gibson…

Original Wyze Cam Has Grown Up

Can you believe it the original Wyze Cam v2 was 3 years old last month. Seems like only yesterday it was the inexpensive little camera with a lot of promise. Now it has become the flagship of a full product line of great products. When the original Wyze came out it was an instantaneous hit…

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About VPNs

As I mentioned before, for most uses you don’t need a VPN (Virtual Private Network). HTTPS with AES will keep secret from everyone however your ISP (Internet Service Provider) will no what URL your going to. They will not know what your doing there. The popular VPN services like Nord, PIA, Express VPN and others…

Are managed routers secure?

As you may know I use a Google Wifi (now called Nest Wifi) at home for my router. Google Wifi is a managed router meaning the security updates are handled by Google. Other managed routers are, eero, Orbi, Asus ZenWiFi AX, TP Link Deco and many others. Just like you can access the controls of…