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Why an Attack on a Taiwanese Chipmaker May Affect You

Most people have probably never heard of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC). Most people would be surprised to learn that it is the seventh biggest tech firm in the world, placing just below Apple. In fact, according to Bloomberg, TMSC … Continue reading

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Why Not Get Google Results with a Private, Non-Tracking Search Engines?

I like Google. I think it gives better search results than any mainstream search engine. That said, I know it’s following me. It keeps records of what I search for, what sites I visit, and what I like to build … Continue reading

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The Recent Russian Indictment Raises 7 Major Questions

While the recent indictment of 12 Russian hackers does give some interesting new details on the hacking of the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) and DNC, it still leaves many questions unanswered. In addition, the indictment itself raises new questions. … Continue reading

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Hackers Using the Browser’s Red Warning Screens to Begin Attacks

Personally, I’m glad the Edge browser has SmartScreen. Chrome users should also be glad because Microsoft is now offering that browser an add-on that gives those users the same protection as Edge users. SmartScreen warns you that the site you’re … Continue reading

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One-Third of Companies Would Rather Pay Ransom Than Invest in Cybersecurity…Really?

Welcome Hackers! This might as well be the slogan for the third of companies who think it would be more cost effective to pay hackers ransom than to invest in a comprehensive cybersecurity defense. Such a conclusion is based purely … Continue reading

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Why Are Recent Employment Scams Fooling So Many People?

Most scams are pretty transparent. An email arrives with a tempting subject line, but you know, deep down, that what they promise is simply too good to be true. Why do “beautiful Russian women” want me to contact them? Why … Continue reading

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Are VPNs Really Safe?

That depends what you mean by ‘safe’. Different people have different reasons for using a VPN so you can make a case for both sides of this issue depending on just how much safety you’re looking for. So, in this … Continue reading

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