Posts Tagged ‘Eric Leuthardt’

Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160830

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

When it comes to our security, we have to weigh the need for security and connectivity and make the most informed choices that will protect our data, devices, and privacy.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160726

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

Passwords are necessary, complex, shared, written down, forgotten, lost, and despised. What is legal, safe, and smart?


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160712

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

What access permissions have you given others to your phone and the data contained within it?


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160705

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

We are at a time when your phone is your kingdom, and you would be wise to erect a mote to keep out marauders.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160628

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

In this ever changing time, and with the constant influx of social media platforms to choose from, everyone is likely to find something that intrigues them. We have Twitter for short thoughts, Facebook for long ones, Periscope for videos, Instagram for photos, and numerous other for everything under the sun.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160621

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

With the summer travel season in full swing and the current state of our world it is wise to be prepared for problems,which brings us to a tip I read some time ago and have had in practice since then with minor adjustments for changing technology and environments.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160614

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

The past few weeks brought news of a rush of new hacks and old ones brought back to light. We saw LinkedIn, Tumbler, and Twitter with breaches in the tens of millions of accounts. We saw major celebrities get hacked from Mark Zuckerberg and Lana Del Rey, Katy Perry, the NFL, and DeRay Mckesson.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160531

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

With these unpredictable acts of nature we have seen of late I thought I would talk about how we can prepare our digital lives for some of the more unforeseeable events.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160517

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

It is your right to have a browser that does not run Flash at all (Firefox), and to not be indexed and branded.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160426

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

As we mature and have dependents that count on us, we need to consider how they depend on us and how we can plan for our future and theirs.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160412

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

Flash has outlived its safe and useful existence and should be used with extreme caution.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160405

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

With the amount of information we store on our computers and phones, and the cost of storage, how can we not consider having a good backup system in place.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160330

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

When you think about all of the accounts we have online and the number of information leaks, think about how often you reuse the same username or worse, password.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160322

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

Encryption; its use, weaknesses, and the stigma that gets attached by those that do not understand its intrinsic value is forefront in the news and my mind.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160315

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

This week I want you to think about how vulnerable you are when you are in public. When you go to a restaurant, bar, or even a class, think about what others are looking at and noticing.


What Is SPAM And How Not To Be A SPAMMER

Email spam, also known as junk email or unsolicited bulk email (UBE), is a subset of electronic spam involving nearly identical messages sent to numerous recipients by email.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160308

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

Everything you share should be planned out and not be compromising to your privacy and security if you can help it.


What Are Email Blacklists

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A DNS-based Blackhole List (DNSBL) or Real-time Blackhole List (RBL) is an effort to stop email spamming. It is a “blacklist” of locations on the Internet reputed to send email spam.


What Is Email Spoofing

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Email spoofing is the creation of email messages with a forged sender address. It is easy to do because the core protocols do not have any mechanism for authentication. Spam and phishing emails typically use such spoofing to mislead the recipient about the origin of the message.


Understanding Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC)

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Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) is an email validation system designed to detect and prevent email spoofing.


Understanding DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM)

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DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is an email authentication method designed to detect email spoofing by providing a mechanism to allow receiving mail exchangers to check that incoming mail from a domain is authorized by that domain’s administrators.


Understanding Sender Policy Framework (SPF)

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Sender Policy Framework (SPF) is a simple email-validation system designed to detect email spoofing by providing a mechanism to allow receiving mail exchangers to check that incoming mail from a domain comes from a host authorized by that domain’s administrators.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160301

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

All business be they physical or virtual want to know who their customers are and how they shop. This is evident by the abundance of membership cards, signup sheets, and surveys conducted after a purchase.


Privacy and Security News and Tips 20160223

Protecting your Personally Identifiable Information

The number of hands that touch and see your luggage is immense and letting them know you are out of town and where you live is inviting trouble.