How Secure Are Mobile Phones?

I was recently at an event where a group of technical people each carried two phones where I overheard a college student working the event ask them, "Why are each of you carrying two phones?"  One of the gentlemen replied, "one is specifically for work and the other specifically for personal use."  Interested, he [...]

2018-03-28T19:52:27-05:00

Cloning on Facebook: Making Your Profile Less Attractive to Cloners

My friends are telling me that a new Facebook account with my name and photos are friend requesting them. Am I being hacked? Not necessarily. Rather, you may have fallen prey to one of the latest social media scams: cloning. What is cloning? Cloning, much like “catfishing,” involves someone pretending to be someone they’re not. [...]

2017-09-20T15:59:17-05:00

How to Secure Your Home Network

Securing Your Home Network Almost every home nowadays has their own network setup through a router of some sort. This allows many devices to be connected to wifi at home all at the same time. These devices usually include computers or laptops, gaming consoles, tablets, and smart phones. However, having your own home network also [...]

2017-08-30T10:34:58-05:00

Social Media Security

Social media is in everyday life. You have millions of people using it everyday, like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, and so many others. With hundreds of millions of users online, these tools not only attract friends and family wanting to stay in touch, but they also attract people wanting to know about you for the wrong [...]

2017-05-24T14:13:12-05:00

Firewalls: The Ultimate Crime Fighter

What is a Firewall? A firewall is a network security system designed to prevent unauthorized and potentially dangerous access to you network. Basically, firewalls keep the bad guys off your computer. Firewalls come in two forms, hardware and software. Hardware is something that you can actually touch such as a router or drive of [...]

2017-05-24T14:13:14-05:00