Tomorrow is World Password Day

I have been predicting the death of the password for several years now, but all of us are still using them, even if they are easily stolen, cracked, or bypassed.  A password by itself is not all that secure anymore.  But there are several simple steps you can take to make them more secure.

Do not:

  • Do not use personal information. Information such as  your name, or the name of your pet, spouse, ...
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Guest Post – Mac Threats Are On The Rise

In the past, Mac devices have largely been out of cybercriminals’ crosshairs. While hackers occasionally launched malware attacks against Mac machines, they targeted Windows devices much more often. But this is no longer the case.

For the first time, cyberthreats targeting Mac devices have outpaced those targeting Windows machines. In 2018, there was an average of 4.8 threats detected per Mac endpoint. In 2019, ...

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Video: Everything You Want To Know About A Cybersecurity Career

I often get asked to speak to high school students about a career in information technology and cybersecurity.  These engagements typically come from a relationship I have with Minnesota Junior Achievement.  This spring my live presentation was done in by the pandemic, but I was able to create my presentation on Zoom, record it, and submit it to JA for inclusion on their You Tube channel.

I think it turned out pretty ...

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Friday Phish Fry

Phishing Email Alerts

Examples of clever phish that made it past my spam filters and into my Inbox, from clients, or from reliable sources on the Internet.


For all you Browncoats, today is International Watch Firefly Day


Don’t fall  for these COVID-19 phish

You can read more about these sorts of scams at the following link.  https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/do-not-click-the-link-police-warn-of-scam-covid-19-text-messages.

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Annual Task List For IT and Cybersecurity Admins

Here we are stuck in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you are working in Information Technology, then you are part of the Critical Infrastructure of this country.

Most of the tech support and cybersecurity peers I have been talking with over the last month have been pretty busy deploying Work From Home (WFM) solutions.  But if you are getting to a place where the demand for your services is diminishing, ...

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Guest Post – Calling Microsoft For Support

Calling for support from Microsoft or other IT service providers can be daunting.  Today I am sharing a n article from my colleague Lisa Hendrickson.  Lisa is an Office 365 specialist and expert.  She sent this article to me in a recent newsletter, and I just had to share it.  The newsletter article follows immediately.


Hey folks! Today I will discuss calling Microsoft support for home and business users. I support ...

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