Lifelock and Menard

Radio hosts reading commercials often try to sound live and ad libbed (a “live read”) when doing commercials.   Its one thing when discusing how great Snapple is, its another thing when discussing a technical topic.   I wonder if these live reads are approved by legal. Today I heard a radio show advertising lifelock which used …

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Facebook Google Indexing Tempest in a Teapot

Earlier today I started getting status updates from friends that read If you don’t know, as of today, Facebook will automatically index all your publicly available info on Google, which allows everyone to view it. To change this option, go to Settings –> Privacy Settings –> Search –> then UN-CLICK the box that says ‘Allow …

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SANS Newsbites on Phishing your Company

SANS Newsbites is a summary of the most important news articles published on computer security in the past week. It includes commentary from an editorial board. In Volume 11 Number 9, they reported on the DOJ self-phishing exercises that has been in the news. I was a little surprised that Marcus Ranum wrote “This sort …

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The Duhs of Security

This security awareness video was developed by the Commonwealth of Virginia to promote simple changes in behavior that will strengthen security. Dont allow tailgating Guard your password and change it often Safe sensitve information to secure backed-up network storage areas Lock the computer when unattended Pick up sensitive printouts immediately Dont have sensitive conversations where …

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Vishing

I’ve noticed that the number of vishing attempts reported at work has been on the rise. Vishing like phishing is a socially engineered attempt to get your financial information. Unlike phishing rather than luring you to a website, it lures you to a phone number. This could fool some people who are aware of the …

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