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Andy O'Donnell

Updated Articles and Resources

By Andy O'Donnell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How to Secure Your Webcam Created: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Are you worried that someone is spying on you via your webcam? Here are some tips for securing your webcam:" itemprop="description"> Sunday, June 15, 2003 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      An article on incident response when you think you've been hacked. how do you collect clues and evidence of your perpetrator- when they attacked? what they did? How do you restore your system and h...
    • Enable WEP or WPA Encryption To Protect Your Wireless Network Created: Monday, March 21, 2005 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      It is great to be able to transmit data back and forth from your wireless device to your wireless router or access point, but what if someone else intercepts those airwaves as well? You can protect...
    • Introduction to Port Scanning Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Introduction to Port Scanning is a basic overview of TCP/IP port scanning - how to do it and what the results will or won't tell you- from your About.com Guide for Internet / Network Security, Tony...
    • Ten Tips to Prevent Identity Theft Created: Sunday, April 24, 2005 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      It seems like almost weekly a major security breach is announced involving the compromise of hundreds of thousands or even millions of customer's personal information. Some look to network security...
    • 5 Security Tips to Make Your MacBook a Mobile Fort Knox Created: Friday, November 12, 2010 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      5 quick and easy MacBook security tips you can use to make your MacBook an impenetrable and unstealable mobile data fortress:" itemprop="description">
    • How to Test Your Firewall Created: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014
      Learn how to test your network firewall to see if it is doing its job?" itemprop="description"> Monday, March 21, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      To secure your wireless access point or router you need to change the default username and password used to access the administration screen and change the configuration settings
    • Prepare Your Hard Drive For Disposal Created: Monday, June 26, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Deleting data or even formatting a hard drive before selling or disposing of it is not good enough. The data can still be recovered. This article describes the steps you need to take before getting...
    • How to Hack Into Your Own Computer Created: Saturday, December 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Did you lock yourself out of your own computer and are trying to hack your way back in? Follow these tips to get your virtual house keys back so you don't have to start over from scratch."
    • 5 Must-have Security Apps for iPhone Created: Saturday, January 21, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      From encrypting your phone calls, to arming your security system after you've already left the house, these must-have security apps for iPhone have got you covered.
    • Is Ransomware Holding Your Computer Hostage? Created: Thursday, December 20, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Did your computer just pop up a message that won't go away? Is it demanding that you pay a fine? You've just become a victim of Ransomware." itemprop="description" Sunday, January 16, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      For the sake of the safety of you and your family, there is some information that you should never post on Facebook. Here are 5 things you should consider removing or not posting to Facebook and/or other social networks.
    • How to Protect Yourself From Clickjacking Attacks Created: Sunday, May 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Oh SNAP! You just got Clickjacked!! Learn more about clickjacking and find out how you can avoid getting your clicks jacked." itemprop="description">
    • Think Your WPA2-encrypted Wireless Network is Secure? Think Again. Created: Sunday, July 31, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Think your wireless network is safe because you're using WPA2 encryption instead of WEP? Think again (but think "no" this time). Let's find out why WPA2 is no longer as crack-proof as we once thoug...
    • How to Change Your Wireless Router's Admin Password Created: Sunday, August 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Have you lost the admin password to your wireless router or need to change your wireless router password because you never changed it from the factory default. Here are some tips on how to reset / ...
    • How to Change Your Wi-Fi Network's Password Created: Saturday, August 18, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Do you think it's time to change your Wi-Fi password? Learn how to change it by checking out our guide" itemprop="description"> Sunday, February 17, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Do you want to prevent people from seeing which pages you like on Facebook? Here's how to hide your liked pages on Facebook:" itemprop="description">
    • What You Need to Know About 'Heartbleed' Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Worried about the Heartbleed vulnerability? Here's what users can do to help protect themselves and resources for system administrators as well.
    • How to Erase Your iPhone's Data Before You Sell it Created: Sunday, October 16, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Selling your iPhone or trading it in? There are a couple of steps you need to take to erase the data on your iPhone before you sell it." itemprop="description" Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Are you practicing safe telecommuting? We'll give you some tips to help you make sure your digital commute is a more secure one.
    • Help! My Facebook Account Has Been Hacked! Created: Sunday, April 24, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Was your Facebook account just hacked? Here is what you need to do to get things back to normal if you believe your Facebook account has been compromised.
    • How to Disable Facebook Places Location Tracking Created: Saturday, December 29, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      If you're a little freaked out by the fact that you can click the Facebook Places map and see everywhere you've taken a picture or checked in, you're not alone. Let's learn how to turn off this cre...
    • Disable DHCP and Use Static IP Addresses To Protect Your Wireless Network Created: Monday, March 21, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Most home routers, wireless or wired, provide some form of DHCP which automatically assigns IP addresses to devices as they connect. To reduce the possibility of an unauthorized party accessing you...
    • Securing Windows XP Home Edition Created: Thursday, April 22, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Windows XP Home, like most Windows products for home users, is sorely lacking in security. Here are some steps you can take to remedy that." itemprop="description" Sunday, May 15, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Smishing is basically phishing scams that are sent over Short Message Service (SMS) text messages. Here are a few tips to help you tell spot SMiShing." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Online Dating Security Tips Created: Sunday, March 30, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014
      The online dating world can be a scary place if you're not careful. Check out these security tips to help keep you safe:
    • Data Remanence Security Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
      That file you thought you deleted may still be on your hard drive even though your directory listing says otherwise. Here are some tips for deleting something for good:
    • Preventing Employee Data Leaks Created: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014
      Is your sensitive data walking out the door without you even knowing it. Here are some tips for preventing employee data loss.
    • Caller ID Spoofing Created: Sunday, March 11, 2012 Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014
      Is that really the president calling you at home or have you just been Caller ID spoofed?
    • Cyber Security Spring Cleaning Tips Created: Friday, February 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
      It's that time of year again, time for Spring cleaning. Let's do some security maintenance to clean the cyber cobwebs out and prevent hackers from breaking in.
    • What Makes a Password Weak or Strong Created: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
      Is your password strong enough? What makes a password weak or strong. Learn more here:

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