Category Archive: Security

Jan 27 2014

Microsoft Windows Defender provides ZERO protection – nice try?

Yes. Microsoft’s Windows Defender provides ZERO protection for your PC [Windows 8]. That’s what the latest antivirus testing from AV-TEST.org says. The question begs, why would Microsoft even continue to offer it? Wait. What’s Windows Defender? It used to be Microsoft anti-spyware, but the application has evolved over the years from just anti-spyware to Microsoft’s …

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Dec 10 2013

This is WHY you should avoid DOWNLOAD.COM [c|net]

I’m posting this article for the sole purpose to advise people NOT to download stuff from Download.com. I was in search of some Windows Bluetooth drivers today because while Android and iPhone seem to have NO PROBLEMS detecting Bluetooth devices [mics/headsets], Microsoft Windows won’t even try to detect devices correctly. BUT this brought me to …

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Sep 09 2013

ShareThis: When good services go bad

When you’ve been on the Internet for a long time, you find yourself using the same applications over and over you get to a point where you feel comfortable with a particular application, but in time, everything changes. And it’s unfortunate when those traditional/dependable applications make changes to their processes or the policies on how …

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Aug 15 2013

The Encrypted Internet: The Security Effects of Edward Snowden

Regardless of how individuals may feel about Edward Snowden and the information that he leaked about the surveillance that the NSA was doing; the results of what he provided is going to be a tipping point in how the Internet handles communication going forward. The NSA has confirmed that it doesn’t intentionally collect information on …

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Jul 16 2013

Facebook Graph Search is just creepy

Facebook has established itself very well and is a very popular tool for connecting socially with your friends and family, but one of the things that I don’t agree with Facebook on is their venture into just being outright creepy, and their idea of want to become your Internet search hub. With all the problems …

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Jun 12 2013

How much do you trust the cloud now?

Over the past couple of years, there’s been huge push to using the cloud to collaborate on projects and to store personal data and do all kinds of activities, but with the recent revelations that a been in the news about the NSA surveilling people online. The major companies that have been reported as participating …

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Apr 01 2013

How to convince your employer to let you work remotely

Barring the recent idiocy decision from Yahoo; there’s a growing trend for employers to allow for remote users. Some people refer to this as working from home, telecommuting or teleworking; basically the person doing the job is doing everything without having to physically go to the office. Some employees want to work from home to …

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Mar 14 2013

Must-have Office Tech: Why Tech Devices Will Keep You Employed

If you want to stay employed, find a new job, or improve your office morale, technology can help. Impress your employees or friends with these cool gadgets and necessary tools. Take a look at these tech toys. No related posts. This one is unique.

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Mar 01 2013

Are You Losing Friends On Facebook?

Facebook seems to have established itself as one of those necessary evils. Facebook is scary when you think about the liabilities of sharing private information socially, over the Internet. Facebook’s privacy policies are almost a revolving door of trying to push what is considered private information in public information, but what’s worse than that is …

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Jan 18 2013

MSN, Jabber, Skype And The Lack Of A Standard Protocol For Instant Messengers And Video Conferencing

As Microsoft prepares to officially kill off Microsoft messenger in Lieu of Skype.  This got me contemplating the current Jabber compatibility of Microsoft messenger.  Microsoft messenger has the ability to interface with a Jabber client. If you’re not familiar with Jabber, it’s an open source/universal instant messaging protocol that’s compatible with several different instant messaging …

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