NOTE: this post is directed at IT Pros and contains information and terms that may make non IT Pros roll their eyes, tune out, or make their heads explode. I ran into an interesting problem at one of my clients the other day. It was new to me, and the root cause seems relatively new […]
This scam has been going on for several years, but I heard a new angle today that is cause for concern. A family member received the call, and what she was told is disturbing to say the least. If you haven’t heard about the scam, it works like this: You get a call from somebody […]
In the wake of Hearbleed, changing your passwords isn’t the only thing you need to do. How to check for revoked certificates, and why it’s important.
If you read the recent article about a B.C. Dad whose son ran up $22,000 in data charges on his iPhone while vacationing in Mexico, then you might have wondered if it can happen to you too. The high price of data roaming is a fact of life (though typically not as high as it is with Rogers), and something we must be conscious of – not just as families going on vacation to Mexico, but as businesses who pay the mobile bills of employees making business trips.
In this post I cover a couple of options you have to make sure you don’t get hit with unexpected roaming charges the next time you or your employees take a trip.
If you think Java vulnerabilities are of no concern to you, think again. Even employees of Facebook, Twitter, and Apple have been attacked and compromised just by visiting a website. Java has become an increasing concern that has fuelled recommendations from the Department of Homeland Security for end users to disable it altogether, and has brought Oracle’s software development practices into question.
What options do you have to limit the risk Java poses to your organization?
Microsoft’s bet on Windows RT: if developers can get by without a traditional desktop, and users can get by without it, then we can kill it off, along with all its baggage within the next couple versions of Windows. And if we can do that, maybe Windows will have a shot at being hip again.