Just in Time for Black Friday. Latest technology this holiday season!

By Joey Pepka of Peptronix

The latest tech gadgets always make for a great gift. Why? Well, no matter what their interests are, there’s always something out there that’s perfectly tailored to what they love. Here are some items that caught our eye this year.

1. Rocketbook Notebook
Students and avid note-takers you care about will undoubtedly be impressed by the Rocketbook smart notebook. Available in many colors, the reasonably priced product will ...

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The End of Passwords??

An article from my colleague, Joey Pepka, of Peptronics

Passwords are the standard way we log on to pretty much everything, everywhere.

The catch? Passwords are inherently insecure. They can be stolen, guessed, or brute forced. But mostly, people just use bad ones. (And, worse, reuse them.)

Password managers can track all those various alphanumerics for you and even replace the weak ones. But password management is a half measure when it comes to security. ...

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Are public Wi-Fi’s safe to use?

An article from my colleague, Joey Pepka, of Peptronics

Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are convenient, but often they’re not secure. If you connect to a Wi-Fi network and send information through websites or mobile apps, someone else might be able to see it. Here are some ways to safely use ...

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Notes on the New CompTIA A+ 220-1101 Exam

The CompTIA A+ exam may be the best entry-level information technology course and certification exam.  I started my certification training career teaching the A+ course for CompTIA’s IT Ready program back in 2014.  I have tested for all the versions of the A+ since 200-701 and 702, 220-801 and 802, 220-901 and 902, 220-1001 and 1002.

Last April CompTIA release the latest set ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Catch of the Day:  PayPal Phish
Chef’s Special: Mass Mail Phish

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my inbox. Some are sent by clients or readers like you, and other reliable sources on the Internet.

You can send phishing samples to me at phish@wyzguys.com.

My intention is to provide a warning and show current examples of ...

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12 Free Cybersecurity Certifications for You

By Bob Weiss

I often get the question from people looking to move into a cybersecurity career, “Where should I start.”  The standard answer used to be, “Get an entry-level help desk position and work your way up to cybersecurity.”  But with the plethora of IT and cybersecurity university degree programs, technical college programs, and the critical need for cybersecurity professionals in government, ...

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