Category Archives: General

A default category for posts that don’t seem to fit into a more specific area.

Lock Up Your Computer: It’s A Portal Into Your Life

  As we do more and more on line, it is easy to overlook just how critical security can become. With consequences varying from losing the only photos of your off-spring’s first year of life to having your bank accounts emptied. … Continue reading

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Public PCs Are Risky PCs

In various places you will find hints that security people really don’t like people to use public PCs in places like cyber cafés, etc. It turns out that this is not just a theoretical risk, but a genuine threat that … Continue reading

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The New Firewall

As you may be aware, we have a new firewall to replace our existing firewall. This blog posting will go into more detail on what is happening and why than the normal communications. And BTW: In case you’ve seen a … Continue reading

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Living With Google Two-Factor Authentication

If you have not already heard, Google allows two-factor authentication (“Google 2FA”) for access to their services – which includes our own Google domains. This adds greater security to accounts by requiring what is in effect a second password that … Continue reading

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Staying Safe with USB Storage

When considering any kind of USB storage, it is worth remembering that encryption is not just required (if you are storing personal data) but a pretty good idea everywhere. If you lose a USB memory stick or a larger USB … Continue reading

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