Category: Safe Surfing

Most Secure Browser?

This is a good article from DataDoctors that outlines the trade-off between security and usability in web browsers. We use ’em all, but we prefer Chrome. This is just one good reason why… At a recent hacking contest called Pwn2Own, Google Chrome came out as the most difficult to exploit, while Apple Safari and Microsoft…

Yahoo accounts compromised

Thursday PM update: Various media reports (including WTOP) now have the total at 500 million accounts.  There’s been some speculation that it was “state sponsored” and we’re hearing that the hack occurred in 2014.  User names, passwords, dates of birth, possibly phone numbers, plus answers to security questions, were exposed. So, if you had a Yahoo account…

Go Incognito

It’s a two-edged sword, this privacy thing. We benefit from a HUGE amount of FREE online services from a wide variety of sources, but at the expense of being exposed to marketing and advertising.  Targeted marketing and advertising.  “And how do they target?” you might ask.  By tracking your online travels via cookies and other…

If it’s good enough for the FBI cheif…

Update:  Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg is also on board with this low-tech solution!  In fact, he tapes the camera and the microphone. Recently, FBI Director James Comey spoke at Kenyon college (no relation 😉 ) about security and privacy. Perhaps the most notable take-away (aside from the routine list of do’s and dont’s), was this quote: “…I…