Tag Archives: security

Facebook Privacy Settings

The classic Facebook privacy hoax made a comeback recently.  While posting some “declaration of  privacy” doesn’t do diddly, there are some steps you should take to be relatively safe.  If you really want to keep your information private, DON’T join Facebook!  In fact, don’t use e-mail either, but that’s another story. Facebook Privacy Settings in detail: […]

Email Security for Milwaukee Area Small Businesses

Mullarky Business Systems offers the Barracuda Email Security Service to Small Businesses. Now there is a ‘big-business’ solution to email security at a small business price.   There’s an initial setup fee, then the service costs $1 per mailbox per month thereafter. Obviously, we’re not going to make a lot of money doing this – that’s not the point. This […]

Anthem Hacked (Blue Cross)

Hacked! Here’s another very large data breach. Anthem Inc. reports that hackers accessed a database with about 80 million records in it. If you are one of their customers (and even if you’re not), change your passwords. Change your passwords occasionally and don’t use the same password for everything. The article doesn’t mention HIPPA or […]

The 10,000 Most-Used Passwords – Upgrade Yours for Security!

10,000 Most-Used Passwords Simple passwords are a bad idea.  It’s one thing if you have a simple password to log onto your computer at home (still not a good idea).  It’s quite a different thing to have a simple password to get into your e-mail… or your Amazon account… or your bank!! There are two […]

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Are You Open to Wireless Attacks?

People have written books on security, and reading one is like slow torture. So let’s just talk in general terms and avoid getting bogged down in technical details. Some people think leaving their wireless unsecured is no big deal, especially people in rural areas. Some people also think they can leave their wireless unsecured because they […]