Are your Passwords out on the Dark Web?

Your passwords are most likely out on the Dark Web and you don’t even know it. Because of my identity theft protection I got an alert this morning telling me that my email password has been found out on the Dark Web.  If you would like to start protecting your passwords and identity from hackers and criminals schedule a time to chat with me

Wireless Key Fob Attack – Thieves Can Open Your Car Easily


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If you have a newer car with a wireless key fob device your car can easily be hacked. When most people get home they put their keys on counter and think their car is safe. Now crooks can use a simple amplifier device to make the car think the key fob is close enough and just like that your car is open with no sign of forced entry. In some cases they can even start your car and drive away.

Protecting your car is easy though, just purchase a faraday cage bag and put your keys in it when you are at home or at work. Faraday Cage bags block all signals from reaching the device in the bag, you can even put your cell phone in the Faraday Cage if you don’t want to be tracked. Please purchase your Faraday Cage bag using my Amazon link and support How To Protect Your Privacy web site.

To learn more about how thieves can hack your car and other devices you own listen to Security Now on Twit.

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.

Is WhatsApp safe?

Now that Facebook has purchased WhatsApp everybody is wondering if WhatsApp is safe for texting.

Well, the fact is, WhatsApp has never really been a secure texting app and now that Facebook is the owner your texts will certainly be read and used by Facebook, the NSA and who knows who else.

Facebook recently made some changes to it’s Android mobile app requesting access to all your text messages. If you want to use their app you have to accept the permission update. I’m sure the same will be true for WhatsApp soon.

If you want a secure text application look at my Threema Review

Apples Goto Fail

Did Apple Give The NSA A Back Door Into Your Computer and iPhone?

A major computer code fail was found in Apple’s SSL security check has gone seemingly un-noticed for years.

There’s been a website put up that will show if your system is vulnerable at


As of this writing you should run an update immediately on any Apple device you have anyway to update the operating system and fix this supposed error that was missed by Apple for so long.

If you want to learn more about the nitty gritty details of this bug listen to Security Now Broadcast 444

Security Now w/ Steve Gibson

Stay current with Security Now

One of my favorite shows and the best source for Security & Privacy related issues on the internet is the Security Now show with Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte. There are lots of great shows on Twit so definitely check it out.

They get a little technical sometimes, but it’s a great show to listen to even if you don’t understand it all.

I try to distill the great information they give out there and make it more understandable for the non techie person.