China May Be Behind North Korean Missile Failures

At first glance, this may seem to be a counter-intuitive viewpoint. After all, China is one of North Korea’s only two friends in the world. The other, Iran, is too geographically separated to give more than psychological support. But things have changed. Last year China agreed to strong U.N. sanctions against North Korea after North … Continue reading China May Be Behind North Korean Missile Failures

The Growth of Parallel Universes in the Trump Russian-Connection Debate: A Cybersecurity Perspective

If you watch your news on CNN, the headline story will inevitably swirl around the purported connection between the Trump administration and the Russian government. It doesn’t matter what the story is, eventually, it will spin in this direction. If, on the other hand, you watch the same story on Fox, you will be told there … Continue reading The Growth of Parallel Universes in the Trump Russian-Connection Debate: A Cybersecurity Perspective

Watch Out for Last Minute IRS Scams that will Target You Even After You’ve Filed

Every once in a while, you should look in your spam folder. For whatever reason, I sometimes find valid, non-spam emails there. Most of the spam is obvious. Amazon keeps wanting to give me free gift certificates, Russian women are dying to meet me, and I can become wealthy working from home. However, if I … Continue reading Watch Out for Last Minute IRS Scams that will Target You Even After You’ve Filed

Can You Really Trust a Site with the Green Padlock in the Address Bar?

 The green padlock that appears on safe sites simply means that the site you are connected to is the true site and not one that has been spoofed to look like the real thing. It also means that traffic to and from the site is encrypted.     Here is a good explanation video made … Continue reading Can You Really Trust a Site with the Green Padlock in the Address Bar?