Archive for the ‘Opinion’ Category

  • Technology has changed the way that we do business. This is true of nearly every industry, and it is equally true for criminals and con artists. What started as “Nigerian Prince” email scams have evolved into detailed and targeted attacks using our reliance on technology as a weapon against us. In the InfoSec community, we call this “Social Engineering,” “Psychological Attacks,” or “Digital Con-Jobs.” A Difficult Situation It’s Friday afternoon, and your boss emails you, from what looks to be their personal ...Read More »

  • Large breaches of username and password combinations are becoming far more frequent. In the past few years we’ve seen users of LinkedIn, Dropbox, Adobe, Myspace, and now Yahoo! fall victim to hacks of username and password databases. You’re probably thinking “What do I care if someone can get into my Myspace account. I haven’t touched it in 8 years.” Well, who cares indeed? Unless, of course, you’ve used that same email address and password combination somewhere else. Hackers that get their hands ...Read More »

  • As you are probably aware from all the news, the next release of Mac OS X Lion (10.7) is about to hit “store shelves” any day now.  But, as always, there are a lot of changes and therefore a lot of testing and compatibility issues that have to be ironed out by other software and hardware manufacturers.  In order to ensure that your productivity is not interrupted, we strongly encourage avoiding the Lion upgrade until you can ensure that your ...Read More »

  • Last year I tested the iPhone 3G, hated it, and returned it after two weeks.  After being a BlackBerry user for 2 years, there were too many things I had to give up if I wanted to make the move to the iPhone, and I just wasn’t going to do it.  Here we are 11 months, one hardware version and one software version later, with the iPhone 3GS, and the iPhone 3.0 software update, and I finally feel like Apple ...Read More »

  • Introduction When the 3G iPhone was announced, I was enthusiastic but skeptical.  I was disappointed by the first iPhone for many reasons, not the least of which was the poor data speed due to AT&T's EDGE network limitations.  Once the lines got shorter, I finally picked one up and used it instead of my Blackberry 8830.  After two weeks I was thoroughly dissatisfied with the iPhone and returned it. Since we’ve had so many questions ...Read More »