You might be one of the 1.3 billion users of Adobe Flash Player. If so are you up to date? Another Flash Player update was just released, the 20th in the past year. This one fixes a flaw that is already being exploited, and you could be next. So if you have Adobe Flash Player […]
Imagine going out to buy a vehicle. Before you arrive at the car lot you must have already made some decisions. “I want a big truck with lots of room for camping gear.” Or ” I have a long drive to the city by myself each day, so I need something economical.” If the sales […]
If you use Gmail or other Google accounts on a computer, you may notice that if you open a new tab in Chrome or Internet Explorer while logged in to your account, that the new tab will default to the open Google account. What if you have two Gmail accounts, or someone else in the […]
Portable Devices – Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone Suppose you are going outside? What kind of shoes should you put on? You need to know where you are going and what the conditions are. Is it wet out? Then the boots need to be waterproof. Is it cold? Then they need to be warm. No one […]
This is an example of a phishing email. It came with an attached ZIP file which as you see below claims to contain a key change to your credit report, but will no doubt contain malicious code. The usual purpose of this a phishing email is to either get your personal information or install a […]
How would you feel if your best friend turned on you? If email is your best friend you better know how to deal with it. Otherwise you could end up being betrayed. February Ouch! Newsletter teaches you how to avoid the pitfalls of email phishing attacks. http://www.securingthehuman.org/blog/2013/02/06/feb-ouch-newsletter-is-out-email-phishing-attacks To view this newsletter in a different language, click here.
Public Wifi is available in many of our favourite coffee shops and restaurants. You may be greeted with a sign, “Free WiFi”. That is a convenient service that lets us check our email or surf the web while we eat or have a drink. But what surfing can you safely do there?
There are three basic sources of computer problems. 1) Something you did. 2) Something you ALLOWED someone to do. 3) Hardware issues.
In an age when security on the internet is of the utmost importance, secure transmission of data is often an issue especially financial or other sensitive information. That is why websites will begin with either http or https. WHAT is HTTP and HTTPS? HTTP stands for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol”. Add the “s” and you have […]