Staying Safe Online – Antivirus, Intrusion Detection, Firewall (Internet Security Suite)

If you’ve been following my blog posts these past few weeks, surely by now you can see there is no shortage of threats to our online security, our information and our privacy.  This may have you nervous and wondering, “what can I do to protect myself and my family on …

Who Needs A Smart Toaster? – IoT In Everything

https://depositphotos.com/portfolio-1814093.html Welcome to the Internet of Everything!  In case you haven’t heard of it before, IoT or the Internet of Things, is the addition of a wireless network connection to…well, anything and everything.  These are also commonly called smart devices—smart lights, smart appliances, smart locks, and so on.  Your smartphone …

What’s the Threat? – Who, How, And Why Would Someone Hack Me

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably thought to yourself, “Why would anyone want to hack me?  I haven’t got anything they would want.”  Most people assume that hackers only go after big companies for the big paydays like the massive data breaches you see in the news.  While that’s …

Password Essentials – Passwords and Password Managers

Last week I touched briefly on passwords as one of the basics you should “master”, or at least improve upon, in order to boost your security stance.  I mentioned avoiding weak passwords, password reuse, and password managers.  This week, I’ll expand a bit more into the how and why of …