Benefits of Two-Factor Authentication

It's becoming more common place to see suggestions or requirements for two-factor authentication from various pieces of technology, apps and sites. Often displayed with the shorthand 2FA, Two-Factor Authentication is an increasingly popular security method that requires two points of authentication from the user in order to grant them access. There is an obvious explanation … Continue reading Benefits of Two-Factor Authentication

What Not to Post On Social Media

Many of the tips this blog provides are active measures to protect yourself from cyber security threats. However, sometimes less is more. You can be super secure with your security setup, then blow it all away by oversharing on social media. Here's a list of items you should avoid posting on social media sites like … Continue reading What Not to Post On Social Media

Nostalgic Retrospective of the 1990’s

I grew up in the 1990s and consider myself a child of that decade. It was a crazy time to be a kid, what with the catchy advertising campaigns, questionable food choices, forgettable fads, and total disregard for fashion. So here is a nostalgia-infused list of the most groundbreaking trends in tech in the 90's, for … Continue reading Nostalgic Retrospective of the 1990’s

Tech Tip: Hidden Secrets of the iPad

  Apple is one of the most recognizable global brands in today's tech market, and one of their signature products is the iPad. There are several cool little tricks you can do with your iPad. Interested? Read on: 1.) Four Finger Swipes If you are running multiple apps at once, and need to quickly switch … Continue reading Tech Tip: Hidden Secrets of the iPad

State of the Union, Satirical Edition

Every year, except for the first year of a new president's term, the President of the United States makes an address to a joint session of congress reporting on the status of America's economy and detailing his or her's administrations policy goals for the upcoming year. This address is called the State of the Union. … Continue reading State of the Union, Satirical Edition

Tech Tip: Using a VPN to Secure Your Internet Usage

Online privacy is of serious concern to many users of the internet. In today's age, the public should be wary of hackers, spy agencies and governments trying to tap into users online activities in order to monitor their sessions or steal their information. With the increased focus on information security and narrative control by many … Continue reading Tech Tip: Using a VPN to Secure Your Internet Usage

The Gap Between Technology and the Law

It is illegal for a potential employer to ask you about your religion, race, ethnicity or national origin while conducting a job interview. Discriminating against your application based on the results of those queries would be an absolute violation of your rights. However, there is nothing stopping a potential employer from looking you up on … Continue reading The Gap Between Technology and the Law

Tech Tip: Securing Your Systems and Information From Hackers

In the modern era, services involving sensitive information, such as shopping and banking, are commonly conducted over the internet. However, many of us are not careful enough with accessing our banking accounts or inputting credit card and social security information while utilizing these services. Here's a couple of steps you can take to ensure that … Continue reading Tech Tip: Securing Your Systems and Information From Hackers

NIST and the New Standards of Password Security

When it comes to password policies, most organizations have similar rules about what qualifies as a good password. Normally, they require a minimum of 8 characters, including upper case, lower case, numeric and special characters, cannot be one of the five most recent passwords used, and have a maximum age ranging from 30-120 days depending … Continue reading NIST and the New Standards of Password Security

Protecting Your Machines and Devices from Meltdown, Spectre and Other Security Vulnerabilities

Hello French Fries, In the first throes of 2018, it came to light that billions of computer chips that have been on the market are susceptible to two security flaws, one called Meltdown and another called Spectre. Chips made by AMD and Intel, which are used widely in smartphones, computers, and cloud-service servers, are at … Continue reading Protecting Your Machines and Devices from Meltdown, Spectre and Other Security Vulnerabilities