Category: security

Turning on a Software Firewall in Windows XP Prep Step

This post is here to provide information on how to turn on a software firewall.  It is done in preparation for my series Routers – Hardware Firewalls Vs Software Firewalls. Software Firewall I would like to start by saying please check the status of your firewall.  I have included a video in order to see […]

Sunday March 14th, 2010 in security | No Comments »

Turning on a Software Firewall in Vista / Windows7 Prep Step

This post is here to provide information on how to turn on a software firewall.  It is done in preparation for my series Routers – Hardware Firewalls Vs Software Firewalls. Software Firewall I would like to start by saying please check the status of your firewall.  I have included a video in order to see […]

Sunday March 14th, 2010 in security | No Comments »

Password Security – Time to rethink about passwords

How many passwords do you have? Does someone have your password? How do you protect yourself from this? Passwords are a big deal!!!  They control access to everything in our lives.  This means we should be as secure about our passwords as possible.  Most people have a tendency to have a low medium and high […]

Monday February 22nd, 2010 in security | 5 Comments »

Paranoia Refresher – Laptop Theft

The weekend of the 7th of February I was at a security professionals conference. (Shmoocon) Yes it is a hacker convention, but it is a great place to learn about higher level security issues that affect people. It also refreshed my mind on some basic ideas of security. Many times the security talks that are […]

Thursday February 18th, 2010 in security | 4 Comments »

Domain Highlighting

Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) has an interesting security feature worth exploring and understanding, Domain Highlighting. This is a simple feature which highlights the Top Level Domain of a website in black while graying out the rest of the website link. A Top Level Domain is the primary Domain Name of any site which can have […]

Tuesday February 2nd, 2010 in security | 8 Comments »

Computer Recycling

What do you do with that computer sitting in your closet? What do you do about the data on that computer? What kind of data is on the computers hard drive? Is my computer safe to give to a friend or relative? Is it safe to put that machine out with the trash These are […]

Saturday January 16th, 2010 in security | 17 Comments »

Verizon Wisdom!!!

At a recent site visit, a client of mine recently installed the FIOS service from Verizon.  I was brought in to repair a laptop that was no longer browsing the web.  The prior evening it was working fine but in the morning it could no longer surf the web.  The computer was able to receive […]

Monday January 11th, 2010 in security | No Comments »