Category: Hosting and Security

Getting Started with Twitter Spaces

On Friday, I’ll be speaking at the Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud. My topic? PowerShell for Perl Experts. Yep, this is a techie topic for advanced developers. PowerShell […]

Don’t Reuse Passwords Already!
Posted on September 25, 2019
A couple of weeks ago, we had a security alert at the office. A client had called to say that a member reported a breach of the association's website. Employees at a member company had each received an email with an attachment containing their username and password. A quick check showed [...]
Even Your Kids Need a Password Manager
Posted on March 28, 2019
boy on tablet I've blogged in the past about password managers and why I think everyone needs one. Yes, everyone. Even your children.
Not convinced? I asked my 8 year old about his various online accounts. Turns out he's got about a dozen accounts already, between Spanish, Math, school [...]
Don’t Be Victimized by These Social Engineering Scams
Posted on November 4, 2014
Phishing concept A couple of weeks ago, a client called in a panic to ask if their website had been hacked. Here's the scenario: one of the administrative assistants had received an email from a senior VP, asking for a copy of their membership database. The email looked legit so she exported [...]
Why Your Company Needs a Password Management Policy
Posted on March 19, 2014
Password lock small Last week, we contacted a client to coordinate a site server upgrade, which required a DNS change. The response we got was a little alarming. The client's IT Director had left and nobody knew where the password to their DNS registry was kept. Ouch. I [...]
Time To Get Serious About Your Passwords
Posted on May 9, 2013
A couple of weeks ago, the daily deal website LivingSocial reported a cyberattack that breached the accounts of some 50 million subscribers. The information breached included names, email addresses, date of birth, and encrypted passwords. Ugh. These system breaches are so common these days that we change passwords, shrug and move on. [...]
Time To Audit Your Privacy Settings – Everywhere
Posted on January 17, 2013
I got a new iPhone last year and configured it to upload photos to Facebook. Imagine my surprise when photos of me and my kids ended up public on Facebook, even though I have my settings set to all photos as viewable by Friends Only by default. So I dutifully reviewed all of my Facebook privacy [...]