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Avoid These 3 Really Good Hacker Tricks

Attackers prey on people trusting others. Watch out for these three common tricks.

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Why is it not Google’s fault?

After last week’s post about the stolen Google and Gmail passwords, one of our valued subscribers wrote back asking why it isn’t Google’s fault that the passwords were stolen.

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Gmail Passwords Stolen, Possibly Millions of Them

This applies to everyone, not just Gmail users. A researcher at Hold Security bought 272 million stolen passwords on the dark web. Some of the credentials were for Gmail. This is not Google’s fault. Whether you use Gmail or not, everyone, if they haven’t already, needs to enable

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Security Version 2.0

Here is another powerful way to strengthen security – upgrade to the newest versions. Just like last week, your key tool will be your application inventory. It will look something like this…

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Smooth and Slippery for IT Security

When talking about security, a good example is the large polished stainless steel sculpture commonly known as The Bean. If someone wanted to climb the bean, they would quickly find that the smooth surface provides no place to get a foothold. Make your computers like The Bean. Every single program installed on your computers provides […]

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