I have used all three.
My analysis: Linux = fun, Windows = practical, Apple = toy. Sorry Apple fans.Continue Reading →
Research firm IOActive recently released a an article that revealed some serious security deficiencies on popular Linksys Smart Wi-Fi products. They have notified Linksys, and Linksys is working on the firmware upgrades that will be necessary to fix these issue, and they have issued a security advisory.
Among the vulnerabilities discovered:
What is a web browser? Can you name the ones you use? Here’s a hint: it is the most frequently used computer application. A computer application is a software program the performs a certain function. When you “surf the web,” access the Internet, shop online, keep in touch with Facebook, and for many people, read and send email, you are using a web ...Continue Reading →
I was tempted to post this article late in October, when Brian Krebs suffered with the DDoS attack on his website, or when the Mirai botnet attack on DynDNS was in full swing, but decided to wait it out until after the election, in case it turns out that the Dyn attack was a precursor to an attack to disrupt the elections. And as of today, it appears that it was not.
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You don’t need to be a journalist, freedom fighter, or living under an oppressive political regime to have the desire for some online privacy. Maybe you are trying to put the contents of your life back into the Pandora’s box you opened when you signed up on Facebook. Maybe you would like a little privacy in your online life.
Linux Tails is an ...Continue Reading →
Although my very first PC user experience was on an Apple IIe back in 1984, I have really been a Windows guy for the most part. Got on my first Windows PC back around 1991, and bought my first Windows PC (Windows 3.11) in 1994. I do have an iMac in my current computer collection. But lately I have been playing around more and more in the Linux platform, both Ubuntu and, ...Continue Reading →
In our last post we may have introduced some of you to the idea of using Linux as a replacement for your Windows desktop or laptop. Toward the end we touched on security, and this post will expand on that issue.
There is a fanatical cohort in the Linux realm that will tell you that Linux is secure by design and so security software is not necessary. And nobody is writing malware ...Continue Reading →
All the excitement in the computer business lately has been about the free upgrade to Windows 10 that Microsoft has offered to owners of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 computers. Free is good. We all love to get free stuff, and getting free stuff from Microsoft, well, it’s really special.
But let’s take a look at the operating system that has always been free, Linux, in its many flavors and distributions. Currently the ...Continue Reading →
If you are running a Linux server or Linux desktop in your environment, you need to consider the following security strategies. Linux users suffer in some cases from the popular delusions of invulnerability that Apple users are prone to, and for some of the same reasons. Such as, most malware only runs on Windows so why should I care? Or, Linus is such a small target with less than 2% of ...Continue Reading →