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The Security Series – Passwords

Keep yourself safe in cyberspace Online security is a big deal to me. Having worked in and been involved with online systems since the early 90’s (BBS’s anyone?), I’ve seen my share of illegal log ins, hacked password and general online account fraud. On the Sysadmin side of things, I’ve had to investigate and remediate…

Trend Micro CloudEdge UTM secures the network edge

Next-Gen Unified Threat Management protects against emerging threats Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting John Hermano, Vice President Product Management , Michael Domingo, Sr Systems Engineer and Noel de Guzman, Service Operations Manager from Trend Micro. They made a trip to our office to talk with us about their CloudEdge unified threat management…

Phishing for fun and profit

Catching unsuspecting prey The goal of the boat captain is to catch as many fish as possible using all of the tools available to him. Living in a fishing community, I’ve seen the evolution of fishing techniques and tools to help the captains locate and catch fish. In the old days, captains used landmarks and…

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Don’t fall victim to online mayhem

The online (fraudulent) giveaway event True story: last weekend I received an email alert from American Express notifying me of a large purchase at Walmart.com. A large purchase I did not make. Called and spoke with a representative at American Express and he canceled the transaction and issued me a new card. Crisis averted. The…