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Remember how I said we'd be seeing more of these Internet of Things attacks?

October 21, 2016

A couple weeks back I wrote about how the Krebs on Security site had been taken down by a huge DDOS attack from Internet of Things (IOT) devices around the world.  And I said we'd be seeing more. There have been a vew of them, but today's is a doozy. Many of the biggest sites on the Internet fell over today (and are still struggling) due to a massive attack on the DNS infrastructure at a company called DYN.

Internet of Things - taking over our brains AND our computers

October 3, 2016

One of the great promises of modern life is the Internet of Things - you know, where all those little gadgets and thingy-dos in your world are connected to the internet, and we can control them and talk to them and interact from everywhere. This is a really slick bunch of stuff and a lot of it is intriguing, and remarkably cheap, all things considered.

Bruce Schneier CryptoGram Sept. 15, 2016

September 15, 2016


         September 15, 2016

         by Bruce Schneier
   CTO, Resilient, an IBM Company

Cord Cutting - A journey Part 1

Cord Cutting
July 25, 2016

I am embarking on a great venture - cutting the cord on our TV service. I will occasionally write about this here, including the trials and tribulations (as well as successes) as I move along.  For some time now we've had our TV service with our local phone co-op, and have generally been happy with it. Recently though we've discovered that when our contract was coming up for renewal the price of service had increased dramatically.

Does your anti-virus software make you less or more vulnerable?

July 8, 2016

Is your antivirus protecting your computer or making it more hackable?

Internet security experts are warning that anti-malware technology is becoming less and less effective at protecting your data and devices, and there's evidence that security software can sometimes even make your computer more vulnerable to security breaches.

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