How to Protect Yourself from Getting Hacked

How to Protect Yourself from Getting Hacked

I recently attended a major information security conference here in L.A. where leading industry professionals talked about the current state of Internet security, mostly from the perspective of developers, managers, and network folks.  But, from their talks I also...
The Best Free Antivirus and Ransomware Protection Software

The Best Free Antivirus and Ransomware Protection Software

For the past few years, I’ve been personally using and enthusiastically recommending Microsoft Security Essentials as a great free antivirus solution for Windows.  After it came out around 2009/2010, it ranked near the top of many independent tests.  It was free, easy...
Seventeen Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Seventeen Tips to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

I recently got an offer in the mail for 10% off of an identity-protection service.  The cost of the service was $9/month for their basic plan and $22.50/month for their “ultimate” plan. This seemed very expensive to me.  After going through their list of services, I...
One Trick to Protect Your Debit Card Against Fraudulent Purchases

One Trick to Protect Your Debit Card Against Fraudulent Purchases

According to many sources, debit card fraud is on the rise! My debit card was recently hacked and I got a fraudulent charge of over $500 on it from Verizon Wireless. But, I was super-fortunate in two respects: I just happened to notice it days after it happened, and I...

Your Email Account Has Been Hacked – Now What?

Someone has hacked into your email account and spammed everyone in your address book. It can leave you feeling embarrassed and sorry about the annoying, or even possibly destructive, email that has gone to all of your friends and family. Odds are, if it hasn’t...

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