April 27, 2018
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Software Updates – FileHash.exe

An update to FileHash.exe has been released as of April 18, 2018. 2018-04-18 — Version 2.3.0.430 Recent updates include the following: Added the -u (-summary) option […]
March 4, 2018

Virtual Credit Card Numbers

If your bank supports it, you would do well to consider Virtual Credit Card numbers for online purchases. I was looking around for some good articles […]
October 17, 2017

Not the best week for security protocols and technologies

The past few days have not been particularly good ones for the technology community.  First, we learned that the increasingly fragile WPA2 protocol has some glaring […]
September 25, 2017

Whose data is it, anyway?

It’s not just that we are experiencing big firms getting breached due to sheer negligence, but that no one is going to do anything about it […]
February 10, 2014

Automating Android

One of the cool things about the Android platform are the number of tools available for really extensive automation. So far, I have used the following […]
June 27, 2013

Looking forward to Windows Server 2012 R2

I was just reading the ComputerWorld article on some upcoming features of Windows Server 2012 R2, and I see some really intriguing improvements: In Windows Server 2012 […]
May 8, 2013

A look at Microsoft’s SIR v14

So…. I finally had a chance to finish reading the latest full edition of Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report. There’s a lot of really good info in […]
April 30, 2013

Dueling Business Mindsets

If there is one lesson that technologists need to understand in order to be successful, it’s that business is ultimately more about people than about processor technology.  At the end […]
April 5, 2013

Enhancing My WLAN with a Meraki MR12

I finally got a chance to deploy a Meraki MR12 wireless access point. These are some sweet devices.  I wasn’t that happy with the PoE brick that […]
February 28, 2013

Wise Security Investment Approaches

A holistic approach to information security needs to address a corporate strategy for buying or building solutions. Such a strategy will have an impact on how […]
January 21, 2013

The Futility of Blaming IT

In recent years, it has become popular sport to blame information technology (IT) departments and IT leaders for failures – real or imagined – which adversely […]
January 18, 2013

Reading Between the Lines of Breach Notifications

Back in September 2012, I wrote two articles for Point2Security on how to effectively handle breach notifications: The Who of Post-Breach Communication Post-Breach Communication: The Importance […]
July 5, 2006

RSA is headed to the EMC stable…

RSA Security acquired by EMC for $2.1 billion http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid1_gci1197226,00.html?track=NL-118&ad=557474 Following a slew of rumors, storage giant EMC Corp. confirmed late Thursday that it will acquire RSA […]
July 5, 2006

Avoid Symantec appliances, says Gartner

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2159677/gartner-advises-avoiding Companies should avoid investing in Symantec‘s network security appliances, and should evaluate offerings from other vendors, Gartner has warned. The analyst firm said that it issued the warning […]
July 9, 2006

Adventures in Wireless Media Entertainment

I just upgraded to v0.9.56.2 of TVersity which manages the content for my wireless media player.  Around Christmas 2005, I finally obtained a wireless media player, the D-Link DSM-320. I guess […]
July 30, 2006

Computer Hardware Upgrade Methodologies

Over the years, my perspective on computer upgrades has changed significantly. There was a time back in the mid-to-late 90s when I would go out and […]
October 5, 2006

Minor System Upgrade

I was forced to upgrade one of my systems this week because the motherboard (or CPU) died.  Rather than mess around trying to figure out which specific component […]
October 19, 2006

Apple Just Doesn’t Get It…

On Tuesday, Apple Computer company had an issue where a Windows-based virus was shipped on a select number of iPods, and rather than accepting blame for a […]
November 12, 2006

Recent Home Network Woes…

The annual upgrade plans for my home network have to be accelerated somewhat due to a couple of system failures I have experienced over the past few months. […]
November 13, 2006

Scorching Fast Video Cards

nVidia has released it’s next generation card family, the 8800 series, and the reviews are looking great!  Sure, I’m not personally going to be purchasing a $450 or $600 video card, but for […]
December 9, 2006

Looking for the next CPU breakthrough…

The folks at MIT have made some serious progress in the search for the replacement material for silicon in transistors. One of the materials being discussed, according […]
December 26, 2006

Major Holiday Upgrades

First of all, I hope that everyone has had a very enjoyable Christmas with friends and family.  I know that the holidays aren’t always pleasant for […]
October 31, 2010

Passing the Firewall Torch

p Policy, but that’s a tale for another time…) The second problem was a little trickier, however.  The WAN port on my NS-5XT was only 10Mbit/s.   […]
November 9, 2010

Fun with Verizon Customer Service

Or, Getting Rid of FiOS TV, Part 1. Today, we officially began our project to lower needless expenses, of which the TV subscription service is one […]