Archive for category security

banks rants – encrypted documents and passwords

This blog post is going to be real simple… real simple. I have ONE rule for this blog post… do NOT send a plain text password in an email. You can send a hint to a password or a third party tool to access the password but do not send a CLEAR password. If you […]

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banks rants – amazon echo… this IS a privacy issue

Yeah… technology is listening in on our conversations and sending it to people on our contacts lists and no one seems to care. Yup. Amazon Echo is going just that and people seem to be ignoring it or simply forgetting it because for some reason, they trust these large organizations?? I hope that is not […]

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banks rants – GDPR and phishing attacks

It is May 25, 2018 and it is officially GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) day because it is officially in effect. The fines are HUGE and that is the point… to truly hit the big businesses where it matters most… their wallets. It effects all EU (European Union) countries only but it impacts United States […]

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banks rants – never forget it is YOUR data

Recently there has been a lot of drama about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica and what they did or did not do with our Facebook data but in my mind, I want to ask everyone… what were you thinking they were doing with all your data? What did you think would happen when you gave an […]

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Every Business Needs to Prioritize Security

I recently got the opportunity to talk with BetaKit regarding small businesses and security. I am happy with the points we were able to make about the two topics but it is important to note, everyone constantly needs to be asking about the security of their data, the security of their premises, the security of […]

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banks rants – two factor authentication

I feel like a week does not go by without a family member asking for IT help. There isn’t anything wrong with that, I love the fact that I can help out others.  I also appreciate the fact that I understand technology and I love to share what I know. One of the biggest issues […]

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banks rants – Facebook cloned accounts

I have to admit, I was not familiar with Facebook cloned accounts until last week when at least one of my friends ran into this issue. Even though USA Today wrote a report on it last year (2017), it was not something that popped into my mind… for a couple of reasons. I don’t accept […]

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banks rants – security (questions)

It is only appropriate that my next banks rants is focused on security but more specifically the information you share on Facebook. Sure there are other places you may be sharing this information but Facebook seems more prevalent and more importantly, your posts are searchable. The posts/examples I show below are from 2010. Now you […]

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Security Doesn’t Change but Passwords Do

Once again, there is a breach on your favorite site… Amazon… once again you have to change your password. I have been in security for a long time and one thing that frustrates me most about it is that the needle does not move very far. It is the same discussion, same pain, and all […]

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Breaches Preventing Shopping or Does It?

I recently saw this interesting “USA Snapshot” from USA Today. I love these snapshots… quick and easy and starts the discussion. It certainly started this discussion because I happened to be with my sister. I told her that I found this statistic about credit card breaches stopping people from shopping at their stores fascinating. She said […]

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