Choosing a nondescript WiFi name (SSIDs)

Choosing a nondescript WiFi name (SSIDs)

Many people proudly proclaim to the electronic world their WiFi network name as the name of their business or family name. This makes sense if you are Starbucks or McDonalds and you are offering free public WiFi access. However, I think it is a mistake to be

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Opening your Passport can Lead to Identity Theft

Opening your Passport can Lead to Identity Theft

Over 100 countries in the world use e-passports. The US has for a number of years. Canada is just coming on board as one of the last G8 nations to do so. ePassports contain embedded computer chips. More specifically an RFID chip (Radio Frequency Identification). These chips

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4-Digit Codes

4-Digit Codes

It is unfortunate that many organizations have instituted basic 4-digit codes to be used for a variety of security applications: bank and credit card pins luggage tags garage door opener home keyless locks safes briefcases padlocks Almost everyone uses some form of their birthdate, combination of their

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Fraudulent and Annoying Solicitations

Fraudulent and Annoying Solicitations

Being the owner of a company, I receive many irritating calls per day from companies trying trying to either gain my business or scam me. Special rewards and promotions, cheaper overseas work, & discounts. Some are bold and indicate they are from a survey company or some

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Infected Laptop Running Windows, Hijacked hosts File

Infected Laptop Running Windows, Hijacked hosts File

Recently I helped a friend who had an infected laptop running Windows. One of the first things you want to do is disable any network connection (wireless or wired) such that your computer cannot communicate with your own local area network or the Internet. This helps prevent

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Online Banking Security

Online Banking Security

Even though online banking may seem risky, it is absolutely safe to conduct all of your banking online every day. Millions of people do their banking online and feel safe doing so. Do you think that online banking is safe? Let’s explore some of the ways to

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