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Are You Ready for iOS 11?

ARE YOU READY FOR IOS 11? iOS 11 has just been released. Are you and your company prepared to secure your device, data, network, and identity when it arrives on your iPhones and iPads? Practical Paranoia iOS 11 Security Essentials is the go-to guide to fully securing the home and business mobile devices. Written for the non-technical […]

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Android Go Keyboard App Found Spying on 200M Users

ANDROID GO KEYBOARD APP FOUND SPYING ON 200M USERS As reported in betanews September 21, 2017 https://betanews.com/2017/09/21/go-keyboard-spying-warning/ the very popular Android Go Keyboard app (200 million installations) is sending personal information about users to remote servers. Making matters potentially worse is that the app is using a technique to download dangerous executable code that is prohibited by Google. […]

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Are You Ready For High Sierra?

ARE YOU READY FOR HIGH SIERRA? macOS 10.13 (High Sierra) release is just a few days away. Are you or your company prepared to secure your data and identity when it arrives on your Macs? Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Security Essentials is the go-to guide to fully securing the home and business Macintosh computer. Written for […]

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Q: Can My Company Read My Email?

Q: If the attorney at my office reads (Outlook) emails, where is he reading them from, an archive? Will he have access to sent email if both parties permanently delete it right away? A: The issue is a bit deeper than may initially appear. Assuming this is company email, it has been determined by the US court […]

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Q: Is There Any Point To Being Careful With Your Personal Information?

Q: BECAUSE ALL OF OUR PERSONAL INFORMATION WAS ACCESSED IN THE EQUIFAX SECURITY BREACH, IS THERE ANY POINT TO BEING CAREFUL WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION? A: When you leave your house, I assume you lock all of the doors, close all the windows. This is despite the fact that every day thousands of homes are broken […]

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Q: How Many Simultaneous Users Can A Single Access Point Support?

Q: HOW MANY SIMULTANEOUS USERS CAN A SINGLE ACCESS POINT SUPPORT? A: This varies by device model. Some low-end units can only support 10 concurrent connections. Mid-range consumer units around 50. Prosumer models such as the Asus RT-AC5300 can have a bit more than 200. Once you move up to professional model – such as Cisco […]

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Q: Which OS Will make My Laptop Last Longer

Q: WHICH OS WILL MAKE MY LAPTOP LAST LONGER? A: I hope you will forgive that I am side-stepping your question, as I think it is the wrong question. Computers are tools. The purpose of a tool is to extend or expand your reach, power, speed, capabilities, so that you can do things you could not otherwise […]

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Q: How to collaborate securely using iPhone or Android

Q: HOW TO COLLABORATE SECURELY USING IPHONE OR ANDROID The easy answer is to use Google Drive with Google Docs (doc, sheet, etc.) Google maintains encryption in transit and at rest, and multiple users can work on the same document at the same time. Original Post: https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-simple-program-or-website-that-will-allow-me-to-collaborate-encrypted-documents-with-others-that-are-using-iPhone-or-Android/answer/Marc-Mintz-4

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Practical Paranoia macOS (all versions) Update: Internet Activity & Social Media

PRACTICAL PARANOIA MACOS SECURITY ESSENTIALS (ALL VERSIONS) UPDATE: INTERNET ACTIVITY & SOCIAL MEDIA There have been very significant recent changes in the VPN field, as well as how Facebook and LinkedIn work to help ensure your security and privacy. Practical Paranoia macOS 10.13 Security Essentials (released 9/18/2017) has been fully updated to reflect these changes. If you […]

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Credit Karma To Launch Free ID Monitoring

CREDIT KARMA TO LAUNCH FREE ID MONITORING Reuters announced on 20170915 (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-equifax-cyber-creditkarma/credit-karma-to-launch-free-id-monitoring-following-equifax-hack-idUSKCN1BQ2CJ) that in light of the Equifax fiasco, they are accelerating a new service to provide free identity monitoring. This service will now be available in October 2017. Credit Karma is one of the largest credit monitoring services. Together with the new identity monitoring, […]

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