Adobe flash has been in the news lately with the new exploits announced and many tech blogs stating Adobe Flash needs to be removed for good. And while this is good advice to delete and forget Flash it is not that easy for businesses. So what can you do if you have to use Flash at the risk of being exploited.
There are many different threats on the Internet now and users have to be aware of these threats and find a way to protect their information. One important step in protecting your online accounts is using two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is typically done using your phone since it is never too far away. But setting up two-factor authentication on your smartphone for all the accounts you have can be confusing and time consuming. But Authy is a new app and service that can make it easier to implement two-factor authentication.
Working on Virus and Malware issues is probably the second most common problem IT technicians deal with on a daily basis. These issues can be anything from a malware toolbar on a web browser to a virus or worm corrupting a computer.Everyday there are new malicious programs being developed and installed on computers. Here are some of the useful tools I used to clean infected computers of malware and viruses.
There has been a lot of controversy around the RSA conference this year after it was leaked that RSA was paid to allow a backdoor for the NSA. The RSA conference was boycotted by many tech and security professionals after the RSA backdoor was revealed. Stephen Colbert was asked to decline the keynote but he refused and this is a clip of his keynote which is a combination of humor and truth. Here is a clip of part of Stephen Colbert’s keynote that has been uploaded to YouTube.
The second part of my blog series on staying Secure on the Internet is about something that most people don’t do and that is using two-factor authentication when logging into websites. Most people believe having a secure password is all you need to stay protected online. But that is not true anymore a secure password can be compromised just like an insecure password. Two-factor authentication adds another layer of security and has been put in place for most popular websites like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Dropbox.
Every day there is news of Internet services and user account being hacked and personal information taken by hackers. Even though companies are constantly improving their security features it seems hackers are right behind in find holes and vulnerabilities in the security. You can make things even easier for your accounts to be compromised by using easy and insecure passwords on all your accounts and services. Here are some tips to help improve the security of your accounts and try to prevent your information from being compromised.