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…

Setup Your Wyze Cam Outdoor

As I said last month Wyze the maker of the very popular Wyze Cam is come out with there long awaited product the Wyze Cam Outdoor. It is similar to the original Wyze Cam but no wires required. Because of the popularity of this product they tend to be out of stock. Keep checking! Here’s…

Is HTTPS really secure?

I’ve been saying for some time that browsing and doing transaction over HTTPS or TLS (when the padlock comes up in the address bar) is completely secure with the exception of your internet service provider may know what site you went to. If you don’t believe me, here’s Leo Laporte to confirm it.