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Jul03, 2019

What Does Your ISP See When You’re Using the Internet?

By |Guest Post|

Unless you’re having issues with your internet service, you probably don’t put much thought into what your ISP, or internet service provider, is doing. But, have you ever taken a minute to think about what your ISP can see when you’re connected to the Internet? Just like Google, your ISP is capable of learning a great deal about you via your online activity. This is because your traffic is routed through their servers, which allows [...]

Jun27, 2019

Multi-factor Authentication: What it is and Why You Need It

By |Ask The Experts, Security Awareness 101|

Utilizing strong, unique passwords across all accounts qualifies as a fundamental part of security. But it’s also “security at a minimum.” Meaning, it’s the least you can do. Multi-factor authentication, or MFA (sometimes called two-factor authentication or 2FA), enhances security by alerting you when an account is being accessed, and blocking that access until a second or third authentication method is satisfied. MFA Explained Traditional login procedures require only the username and password. MFA [...]

Jun20, 2019

Summer of Security 2019

By |Ask The Experts, Free Stuff, Kids and Security|

Ask anyone that has ever participated in community camping trips and other excursions, they’ll happily explain the fundamental value those experiences provide to adults and kids alike. That’s why our third installment of the Summer of Security takes on a camping and scouting theme. We don’t need to worry about tying strong knots or building tents in cybersecurity, but we can draw plenty of metaphors from outdoor life that apply perfectly to security awareness at [...]

Jun06, 2019

Credit Card Skimming is an Increasing Risk for eCommerce Retailers

By |Guest Post|

Credit card skimming – the use of hardware or software to steal credit card details – has long been a problem for retailers and the credit card industry. Whether criminals attach physical skimming machines to ATMs or inject skimming software into eCommerce applications, skimming hurts customers and retailers alike. But a recent wave of targeted skimming attacks by the Magecart criminal group and others increases the stakes for retailers. Online retailers generally use third-party payment [...]

May28, 2019

How Much for That Data in the Window?

By |Ask The Experts, Tips and Tricks, Winn Schwartau|

What follows is an edited excerpt from Winn Schwartau’s latest book “Analogue Network Security”, available here.  Question: How much is an autographed picture of Chuck Norris worth? Answer: Whatever someone is willing to pay for it. In the real, physical world of commerce, the free market economy does a good job of establishing value; both perceived and real. Perceived value is how much folks think something is worth, and real value is how much hard-earned [...]

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