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IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: Critical Vulnerability in Linksys, MikroTik, Netgear, and TP-Link Devices

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED: CRITICAL VULNERABILITY IN LINKSYS, MIKROTIK, NETGEAR, QNAP, AND TP-LINK DEVICES When the Department of Homeland Security makes a public cybersecurity announcement, we should all wake up, listen, and pay heed. This is one of those times. Update: Thursday, May 24, 2018. As reported in The Beast, the FBI claims to have found the key […]

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Knowledge Is Power: Oath: AOL, Yahoo, and Verizon Privacy Agreement

Knowledge Is Power: Oath: AOL, Yahoo, and Verizon Privacy Agreement Thanks in part to the recent Facebook role in Russian-financed election meddling, and to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going into full effect in a week, websites and organizations are having their arms twisted to provide at least some level of transparency into how […]

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Practical Paranoia iOS 11 Update: Chapters 4, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21

Practical Paranoia iOS 11 Update: Chapters 4, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21 Practical Paranoia iOS 11 Security Essentials version 2 has just been published. All of the changes since version 1.0.1 are included in the attached pdf. Changes are from chapters on Passwords, Lost or Stolen Device, Local Network, Web, Email, Internet Activity, and Social Media.

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Cybersecurity is everyones business

Why Are You Still Using Email?

Why Are You Still Using Email? Over the past 30 days, more than 20,000,000–that’s right, 20 MILLION–email accounts have been hacked. Only around 80% of email providers support TLS. TLS is what allows your email be sent encrypted, received encrypted. Even if the email provider supports TLS, there is no way to know if the […]

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Email Security

TAKE ACTION NOW: PGP, GPG, S/MIME Broken

TAKE ACTION NOW: PGP, GPG, S/MIME Broken As reported by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) this morning <https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/05/attention-pgp-users-new-vulnerabilities-require-you-take-action-now>, a group of security researchers found a set of vulnerabilities impacting users of PGP, GPG, and S/MIME. These are the considered the cornerstones of encryption security for email. The vulnerabilities pose an immediate risk of exposure not […]

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Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Update: Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16

Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Update: Chapters 13, 14, 15, 16 Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Security Essentials has just been updated with many additions. So many, we have combined them into a single update for chapters 13, 14, 15, and 16. Revisions include: Chapter 13.4 Routers: An Overview. Added information regarding Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion […]

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Email Security

It’s Time To Upgrade Your Email Security

It’s Time To Upgrade Your Email Security Your communications through email have become one of the most highly prized targets of criminal hackers. Your email contains literal keys to your kingdom: Security codes, passwords, email addresses, social security, income–pretty much anything and everything that it takes to steal your identity. Business plans, banking communications, upcoming […]

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Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Electronic Devices at the Border Are Unconstitutional

Court Rules Suspicionless Searches of Electronic Devices at the Border Are Unconstitutional As reported in the Electronic Frontier Foundation May 9, 2018 article, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled today that forensic searches of electronic devices by border agents without any suspicion that the traveler has committed a crime violate the U.S. Constitution (emphasis […]

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New Certification for MintzIT: Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops

We at MintzIT believe the path to serving you best, includes continuous self-improvement. This is our latest certification. We are the first, and currently only IT consultancy in New Mexico to have successfully passed this certificate.

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New Certification for MintzIT: Certified Wireless Technician

We at MintzIT believe the path to serving you best, includes continuous self-improvement. This is our latest certification. We are the first, and currently only IT consultancy in New Mexico to have successfully passed this certificate.

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