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.
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
Written by guest blogger, V. Jordan Hutchison, aka "The Intern" It happens to the best of us. You're going through your day normally, using good internet safety practices and answering emails. All of a sudden, a friend or family member forwards you a strange email you apparently sent them. "You've been hacked," the subject reads. … Continue reading Help! My email was hacked!
Short answer - yes, and why haven't you done this already? There's a famous story floating around the internet about a man named Mr. Masala who deleted all of his company's data with one line of bad code.1 It's since been debunked as a hoax but the message is still powerful. According to slashdot.org, Mr. … Continue reading Do I really need to run backups?
Hey all, Finally getting back to the blog thing! It's been a crazy year, and just like other parts of life and work I let this go as other fires needed tending. This is just like the Dreaded B-Word, BACKUPS. I know what you saying, "Yeah TG, I KNOW it's important! I have this Friend … Continue reading It’s Been Awhile! Just like the Backups!
Never underestimate the abilities of a determined and creative phisher. Making the rounds is a phishing email that spoofs a Facebook notification, the one that says someone has commented on your status. The first clue in the email that it is a fake is that the person mentioned in the subject line is probably not … Continue reading Beware the Facebook email… that’s not Facebook
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!”
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
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
Alright folks, this is one of those times that I really, really like to post. There were NEW THINGS tonight, I have a new Toy. I purchased a Nokia Lumia 900 - Windows 7 phone.. I have to admit, I have used an Iphone for quite some time for only one reason - local USB … Continue reading Sync Outlook to Windows Phone 7 – No Cloud