Edward Snowden – Use phrases for passwords

“Bad passwords are one of the easiest ways to compromise a system,” Snowden told Oliver. “For someone who has a very common, eight-character password, it can literally take less than a second for a computer to go through the possibilities and pull that password out.”


A little extra from Sunday’s interview. John Oliver and Edward Snowden talk password security.

Posted by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Be sure to update your browsers to block bad SSL certs from China


I just updated to the new Firefox 37 and you should too. Both Google and Firefox are now block SSL Certificates from China’s CNNIC Certificate Authority. They have be caught forging invalid certificates and you could be hacked if you visits websites that use these certificates.


WordPress Websites Being Hacked By ISIS

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If your website is based on the popular website platform ISIS is gunning for you. This website is based on WordPress as a many of my websites are and I’ve actually been hacked in the past few months. It actually didn’t have anything to do with WordPress but the hackers did get into my wordpress sites and actually installed more WordPress websites and phishing attacks. I had no clue until Google and my web hosting company alerted me. They don’t want to take down your website they will to take over the server and use it for other malicious attacks against other websites and servers. So beware and find a good professional to help you make sure you are secure.  FBI Public Service Announcement

Learn how to protect and secure your computer

Firewalls Don't Stop Dragons

Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons

Firewalls Don’t Stop Dragons: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Security for Non-Techies

In this day and age it’s important to take steps to protect your privacy and security. I recommend this book for anyone that wants to learn how to secure and protect their privacy and data on their computer. It’s written for non technical people so it’s easy to read and understand.

Don’t Get Caught With Your Drawbridge Down!

Just how secure is your computer right now? My guess is that you probably don’t really know. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you’re like most people, you have no clue how these things work or what the real threats are. It’s not your fault. Where would you have learned about this? Who would have taught you? While there are tons of technical books on ‘cybersecurity’ for people that already understand computers and networking, there are almost none for regular, everyday folks. That’s why I felt the need to write this book.