Yet another reason why the FBI does not need a “backdoor” into our phones.

Remember that big deal about the FBI wanting a backdoor into iPhones?  They held up the San Berdadino iPhone 5 as their Exhibit A as to why they should have it. Yeah – they didn’t need it.  Here's a paper that was released on how to hack a phone just like the one the FBI … Continue reading Yet another reason why the FBI does not need a “backdoor” into our phones.

The Perils of Interconnectedness and the Crypto Virus

Our current focus is on Security and Disaster Recovery. I have two examples: First - A few years ago a client of mine clicked on the wrong thing - an attachment on a UPS email.  He hadn't shipped anything with UPS recently, but maybe someone sent him something?  It was loaded with the first variant … Continue reading The Perils of Interconnectedness and the Crypto Virus

Crypto Locker – Ransomware – And “I wish I had Backed Up My Stuff!”

New Virus - (actually an old one, repackaged and made even more evil) - CryptoLocker(Ransomware) is out and about.  According to just about everyone that you can read or find on the Net, it's an evil thing. First, when you get an email from someone that you don't know - that has an attachment (usually … Continue reading Crypto Locker – Ransomware – And “I wish I had Backed Up My Stuff!”

Share Contacts from Hosted Exchange in your address book

Have you set up a  Shared Mailbox in Hosted Exchange?  Have you noticed that you can't see the contacts in your address book? According to MS, you can't (and it's true!).  That's the official word, anyway.  However, turns out you can do it a better way! 4 months ago, I was beating my head against … Continue reading Share Contacts from Hosted Exchange in your address book

Import Outlook Express Address Book to Thunderbird in Win 7

In Windows 7, Outlook Express has gone away.  MS wants us to use a Live account, or Hotmail, or Exchange, however some folks still like the Outlook Express look and feel and simplicity. Since OE is not included in Win7 (or 8) you may want to use an alternative like Mozilla Thunderbird, which is a … Continue reading Import Outlook Express Address Book to Thunderbird in Win 7