Guest Post – How Many Websites Are There?

The Internet is an amazing development. perhaps the greatest invention in all of human history.  It is an unparalleled information repository, an incredible economic engine, a great liberator, and organ of free speech and expression.  It is truly revolutionary.

A wonderful guest post from Siege Media.


It’s estimated that over 1.7 billion websites exist, but this number fluctuates ...

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Shouldn’t It Be Called Anti-Social Engineering?

Just as there is nothing “social” about social distancing, there is nothing social about social engineering.  We could easily call it anti-social engineering, since this is practiced by cyber-criminals and sociopaths to separate us from our personal information or our money.  A more common term would be scam or con.

These bad actors are masters at playing on our emotions.  When I teach a cybersecurity awareness course, I advise people to recognize ...

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Guest Post – Internet Safety for Kids (A Parent’s Guide) Part 3

How do I protect my child from inappropriate websites?   Keeping our kids safe and secure on the Internet has always been a challenge, but the difficulty has only increased because of the pandemic and our new normal of Safe At Home, Work From Home, and remote schooling.  Our kids are online more than ever.  As parents, we need to be aware of ...

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Guest Post – Internet Safety for Kids (A Parent’s Guide) Part 2

Where can online dangers for our children occur?  Keeping our kids safe and secure on the Internet has always been a challenge, but the difficulty has only increased because of the pandemic and our new normal of Safe At Home, Work From Home, and remote schooling.  Our kids are online more than ever.  As parents, we need to be aware of the dangers ...

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Guest Post – Internet Safety for Kids (A Parent’s Guide) Part 1

What dangers exist online?  Keeping our kids safe and secure on the Internet has always been a challenge, but the difficulty has only increased because of the pandemic and our new normal of Safe At Home, Work From Home, and remote schooling.  Our kids are online more than ever.  As parents, we need to be aware of the dangers and diligent about protecting ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


[WordPress Security] Large Scale Attack Campaign Targets Database Credentials

The Wordfence Threat Intelligence Team just published details of an attack harvesting database credentials, targeting over 1 million WordPress sites. For 24 hours, attacks from this campaign accounted for 75% of all exploit attempts on plugins and themes across all of WordPress.

Both the free and paid versions of ...

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The PC World Meets the PC World

Are some common cybersecurity terms racist?  Is the personal computer world being attacked by the politically correct world?  It seems that’s the accusation being leveled against the terms “blacklist” and “whitelist.”

In a recent post, the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced that it is changing the way it talks about the good and the bad in cybersecurity. ...

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Weekend Update

A quick Saturday digest of cybersecurity news articles from other sources.


ILOVEYOU: The Love Bug virus is 20 years old – could it happen again?

The Love Bug virus is 20 years old.  It was also known as ILOVEYOU because it spewed itself out in emails with those three words, jammed together as one, in the subject line.  This was one of the first mass mailing worms I ...

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