Yesterday, Google announced its latest service: Google Public DNS. This service appears to be similar to the also-free OpenDNS.
Note: While some of the content in this post is dated and no longer applicable, the principles and techniques remain valid as of late 2014. If you’ve read my previous post on why administrative rights over your computer are a bad thing and you are motivated to do something about it, you might ask “just […]
One of the absolutely most effective ways to shield yourself from viruses and spyware is to not log on to your computer as an administrator. As soon as I say this, I usually encounter some resistance, because users think that giving up admin rights equates to giving up power. In a way, you are, but […]
When I first mention information security to a client, particularly a small business, non-profit, or educational institution, I frequently get a response like this: “Nobody is interested in our network.” “We don’t have anything that anyone would want.” “Our systems aren’t that important.” “No one would steal my account/password/login.” “Why would someone want to hack […]