Battles With Boredom

April 10, 2014

“Heartbleed heartache” – should you REALLY change all your passwords right away?

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 2:12 pm
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March 11, 2014

A Reminder About Administrative Rights

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 1:57 pm

Years ago, we blogged about why having administrative rights over your computer is not the great thing that it sounds like. A recent study by Avecto underscores this point and reminds us why you don’t want them (all the time). The study states “Analysis of Microsoft Security Bulletins from 2013 highlights that 92% of Critical vulnerabilities would be mitigated by removing admin rights across an enterprise.”

Translation: “You can stop 92% of all of the bad stuff happening on your network by having to enter a password on those rare occasions when you need to install or update software on your computer.” Is that really so bad?

March 8, 2014

You Are No Longer “Too Small” To Be a Target

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 2:25 pm

January 25, 2014

“I’m sorry, I don’t understand.”

Filed under: Personal,Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 1:38 pm

This phrase is not too difficult, and if you’re like some folks I’ve had to deal with recently, will serve you immensely well. Say it with me: “I’m sorry, I don’t understand.” (more…)

January 13, 2014

On Evernote (and other cloud services) Security

Filed under: Techspeak — Peter Nikolaidis @ 1:00 pm
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