Back and Forth…

**AUTHOR’S NOTE: While I am not, strictly speaking, an IT Security Specialist, I do hold a number of security-related certifications; in my work as well as for my personal usage, I try to do everything securely. I am writing this article without having a full  understanding of the security behind the feature. I know that … Continue reading Back and Forth…

CAPTCHA… Working or Not?

We have all come across them, and some of them are more or less annoying. A CAPTCHA is usually a secondary verification system after we’ve entered our password to make sure that we are real, and it is not a bot (automated system) trying to access our account. I got a notification from a friend … Continue reading CAPTCHA… Working or Not?

Microsoft Edge Security: Let’s keep going!

**DISCLOSURE: While I am contracted to Microsoft Corporation, I am not an employee. The articles that I write are not meant to represent the company, nor are they meant to represent me as an employee or spokesman for the company. As has always been the case, all articles on this website represent me and nobody … Continue reading Microsoft Edge Security: Let’s keep going!

Leaked Passwords: Be aware

**DISCLOSURE: While I am contracted to Microsoft Corporation, I am not an employee. The articles that I write are not meant to represent the company, nor are they meant to represent me as an employee or spokesman for the company. As has always been the case, all articles on this website represent me and nobody … Continue reading Leaked Passwords: Be aware

The End of an Era: Internet Explorer is going away

In 1995 I got my first Internet-connected computer – a Gateway laptop with an 80386 CPU and a 14,400 baud modem. It changed my world in a number of ways:I had not had my own computer since leaving Canada two years earlier;It was my first portable computer – I loved not having to be tied … Continue reading The End of an Era: Internet Explorer is going away

Internet Explorer: Still slowly going away

For the last who-knows-how-long, Microsoft Windows users have been opting for a third-party web browser in lieu of the dreaded Internet Explorer. They went through so many versions over the years, it was almost comical. Each time they released a new version, Microsoft would tout their modern browser. Each time, the masses would snicker, claiming … Continue reading Internet Explorer: Still slowly going away