Is obsolete the new secure?

Posted by Josh on June 17, 2014 in Security |

I recently read an article in Defense Systems Magazine that toyed with the idea of using what most would consider obsolete technology as a “security” measure.   In this case they were specifically talking about the use of 8-inch (yes, you read that right) floppy disks that hold about 1 to 1.2 megabytes of data.   […]

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Posted by Josh on May 21, 2014 in Security |

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The Death of Windows XP… XPocalypse

Posted by Josh on May 1, 2014 in Security |

On the 8th of April 2014, Microsoft effectively “pulled the plug” on its decade plus old operating system Windows XP.  What this translates to for end users is fairly simple.  Their Windows XP computer won’t stop running, but any future security issues that are identified with the Operating System will not be fix via a […]

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Posted by Josh on December 11, 2012 in Security |

The first DEFCON 318 group meeting will be December 12th at 6:00PM @ Noble Savage in downtown Shreveport.  Come check it out.

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Online Privacy: Is it real?

Posted by Josh on November 20, 2012 in Security |

  Online Privacy, to a large degree is a myth that we tell ourselves exists to ease our minds about the various things we do and place in to the ether of the beast called the Internet. The largest problem with the Internet and the concept of privacy is how the Internet works. As an […]

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Social Media and Security

Posted by Josh on November 8, 2012 in Security |

When people think of social media and security, they often focus on the security of the particular social media site they are using.  Whether it is Facebook, Twitter, FourSquare, or any of the vast number of social media sites, the site itself is not your only concern.  You might be your biggest security threat! You […]

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More Social Engineering

Posted by Josh on October 1, 2012 in AFCEA, Security |

Here is a great write-up of my August Continuing Education Lunch and Learn Program.   AFCEA Signal Magazine

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Paid software, what is it good for?

Posted by Josh on September 18, 2012 in Review, Security |

With all the great freeware products I discussed in my last article, it may leave you wondering if paid software is worth the money.  The short answer is “it depends.”  If you are a home user with no intent of doing any commercial activities with the software, then the answer is “likely not”, however if […]

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You get what you pay for…

Posted by Josh on August 30, 2012 in Review, Security |

“You get what you pay for is an old adage that implies that if something is “free” it likely isn’t “good”.  Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to applications for your windows computer!   Symantec and MacAfee are the two “leaders” in the anti-virus world but there are other great options […]

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