Stored Passwords–Beware, and know.

How many passwords do you have?  How many of them are unique?  How many of them would cause you, should they fall into the wrong hands, grief, hardship, financial loss? Now what would you say if I told you that anyone with a very little bit of knowledge could access all of those passwords, and … Continue reading Stored Passwords–Beware, and know.

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What’s My WiFi?

A lot of changes have been made to Windows 10 over the nearly three years since its release as the last desktop operating system that Microsoft would be releasing.  Some of those changes have been substantive, others purely cosmetic.  Over the last few versions, they have done quite a bit to remove any of the … Continue reading What’s My WiFi?

Password Vault: Success!

I can’t believe it has been two years since I signed up for my password vault, but there it was in my mailbox… the reminder that it is time to renew my ‘premium’ service with my password vault service.  I did it gladly, giving over my credit card information. Why premium, you ask?  Well, for … Continue reading Password Vault: Success!

A Big, HUGE Microsoft Security FAIL.

(NOTE: This article was written December 7, 2016. Not one word has been changed since that date.  To understand why it can only now be published, read the article on this site called 107 Days: A Microsoft Security Nightmare. -MDG) For reasons that will become obvious, I am going to delay posting this article until the … Continue reading A Big, HUGE Microsoft Security FAIL.

107 Days: A Microsoft Security Nightmare

I have held off talking about something for quite some time.  I do not mess around when it comes to security, especially for my critical accounts. When the actual security of an account has been compromised, as was the case with my Microsoft Account, I do not advertise it.  On December 7th I sat in … Continue reading 107 Days: A Microsoft Security Nightmare

Covering Your Tracks: Not so easy when walking in the Cloud!

I got a panicked phone call from a client a few weeks ago. Mitch, we fired one of our sales people last month, and we just discovered that she stole all of our client information, and covered their tracks by completely wiping their Outlook clean.  We need that information back.  Is there anything we can … Continue reading Covering Your Tracks: Not so easy when walking in the Cloud!

Higher Security: How’s it going a month in?

A few weeks ago I wrote about how I started using a password vault.  Some of my keener observers noted that I did not mention which one I chose, and that was not an oversight.  I am not an expert in the technology, and unlike many of the products and solutions I have reviewed over … Continue reading Higher Security: How’s it going a month in?

Why You Need a Personal Computer If You Have A Corporate Computer

Last week without paying attention I scheduled this article to publish Monday morning, not realizing that in North America we would be celebrating Labour Day.  Almost none of my readers were in the office, and many (including myself) were relaxing by a beach somewhere.  As I expect the article was largely overlooked in lieu of late … Continue reading Why You Need a Personal Computer If You Have A Corporate Computer

An Unexpected Consequence of Super-Stability

This would never have happened with Windows XP. As I always do after a long day of driving I woke up this morning and reached for my phone.  I had driven 1,092kms the previous day, which meant that I spent my attention on the road and not on my phone – doubly so because it … Continue reading An Unexpected Consequence of Super-Stability

Passwords Revisited… a post from a fellow MVP

Many of you know that I am a fanatic about changing passwords and password complexity.  I have written time and again about the subject. (See Pass the Word…) I am also a big hater of what my friend Dana Epp refers to as ‘Security Theatre.’  I have often berated people at Rogers, AT&T, and a … Continue reading Passwords Revisited… a post from a fellow MVP