Internet Privacy – HTTPS encryption may not fully hide site visitation history

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The Atlantic shares an excellent security awareness article — that even encryption may have certain limitations in fully providing privacy as noted below: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/03/encryption-wont-stop-your-internet-provider-from-spying-on-you/521208/ Encryption is on the rise online. Data from Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox browser, shows that more than half of web pages use HTTPS, the standard way of encrypting […]

Ransomware – New Cerber variants disable Windows Defender Firewall rules

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A fellow MVP and cybersecurity expert shares awareness that latest Cerber Ransomware variants have code in them to disable Windows Defender Firewall rules: https://myonlinesecurity.co.uk/cerber-using-firewall-rules-to-disable-windows-defender/ For the last 10 days or so we have noticed Cerber ransomware disabling Windows Defender by using firewall rules to prevent Windows Defender accessing the internet.  This shows a change in […]

Computer Security – Information Assurance Analyst job role

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Corporations are using the “Information Assurance Analyst” position to firm up risk management and response needs for critical applications as documented in this informative CSO article: http://www.csoonline.com/article/3185393/it-careers/what-it-takes-to-become-an-information-assurance-analyst.html The demand for information assurance analysts is fairly high right now “because C-level executives are concerned about the quality of the information that’s being transmitted and the extent […]

Samsung Galaxy S8 – Product Announcement of new features

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BGR has an informative write-up listing many of the new state-of-art features for the  Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ as follows: http://bgr.com/2017/03/30/galaxy-s8-features-and-specs-top-5/ It’s funny how you can know just about everything there is to know about a new flagship smartphone thanks to rumors and leaks, and yet still be blown away when the phone is […]


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