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Brave and Dashlane…Please Be Friends

Brave and Dashlane…Please Be Friends

I love the concept of having a complex and unique password for every website and service that I use.  If one site becomes compromised, the other remain safe.  Remember that reusing passwords is Bad. However, remembering all the unique passwords is a nightmare of impossibilities and writing them all down in Notepad does not seem to be a secure idea.  This is where password managers come in to play.  They store all your passwords separately from your web browser, password…

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Some Thoughts on Encryption

Some Thoughts on Encryption

The controversy regarding Apple’s resistance to decrypt an iPhone that was utilized by terrorists has created a national conversation about the role of encryption in modern society. This is a tricky topic that has been a long time in the making. Watching the cable news last week has seen political leaders, pundits, talking bobble heads and technical evangelists weighing in on the debate. Now, we have a court issuing its first decision that may influence the outcome of the disagreement…

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Exercising Caution on the Phone

Exercising Caution on the Phone

We received a call at the house last night that was strange and a little disturbing.  The caller said they were with our bank and needed to confirm our identity before speaking to us about an important matter.  They reported to be with our bank, and they had that information correct.  However, they wanted to confirm our identity by using our Social Security Number.  I laughed and said no.  The person told me this was important financial information, and that it…

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Cloud Providers Should be Upset

Cloud Providers Should be Upset

Today, I was just speaking with a colleague about one of the “victims” of the NSA data “scandal.”  It is the cloud providers.  All of these cloud-based providers have got to be ‘just thrilled’ with the negative publicity online services are currently receiving with this concern over privacy and government monitoring. I will be honest; it is made me even a little more cautious about my review and selection of cloud and SaaS providers because I too am concerned about…

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