Your iPhone is following you, no one is watching

Yup, it’s true.  Wouldn’ta believed it if i hadn’t seen it with my own eyes.

This map is generated from a database file stored in a backup of my iPhone.  This is everywhere i’ve […]

Backing up Gmail…..Just in Case

peace of mindIf you are one of the many who relies on Gmail as your base of operations then you are no doubt enjoying it’s many productivity-enhancing features (labels, filters, priority inbox, i’m talking to you).  But what if the unthinkable should happen? […]

What I’m Into: lately

symbolsIt’s not as if you asked, but here are my latest delicious links, from June 29th through July 6th:

Report: Meat Now America’s No. 2 Condiment | The Onion -What if?
Sixty Symbols – Physics and Astronomy videos -Nurture your inner science nerd (you know you’ve got one). […]

PCI Compliance exposed for the joke it is

From an Associated Press article:

More than 70 retailers and payment processors have disclosed breaches since 2006, involving tens of millions of credit and debit card numbers… Meanwhile, many others likely have been breached and didn’t detect it. Even the companies that had the payment industry’s top rating for computer security, a seal of approval known […]

Mac users take note: Disable Java in your browsers

A friendly public service announcement to the droves of Mac-toting netizens out there who browse the webs with an inflated sense of security:  Your system is weak.  Whether or not you decided to ignore the warning signs and upgrade to the latest OS X 10.5.7 recently, you are all equally susceptible to an exploit that […]

Added security for your desktop, part II

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Stumbled across this post on Mac desktop locking and and learned a few things myself.  They cover the Keychain Access method.  They also highlight some nifty/useful widgets and preference panes.

Via UsingMac.com: Lock Your Mac Desktop (Part II).

Recent Firefox 3 updates

The office network has recently been updated to use Firefox 3 as the default browser.  FF3 makes many great improvements in speed and internet security.  On the whole, you shouldn’t have to do anything different, just enjoy the awesome new location bar and slick interface.  One new feature that may pose as a snag however […]

Added security for your desktop

Do you deal in sensitive information?  Private?  Paranoid?  Cautious?  Then this tip is for you!

In this tutorial i will demonstrate a quick and easy way to help protect any sensitive data from prying eyes or passersby.

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Allow me to draw your attention to the padlock […]

Critical flaw in the internet that you don’t need to worry about.

Sometimes people wonder what it is that i do here all day (and sometimes night) long.  Sometimes nobody cares but i feel like sharing anyhow.  Lately i’ve been patching servers and shoring up our inter and intranet security.  You see…

A while back, internet security researchers discovered a problem with the interwebs.  In the words of […]

How to change your password

If you ever find call to change your existing login password—and you might—here’s how you can do it:

Go to your System Preferences, either from your dock, or through the Apple menu.  Click on Accounts, see?…

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In the Accounts preferences you can now change your password.  The window looks different depending on which version […]

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