Why the Equifax data breach matters. Earlier this month, Equifax disclosed that someone breached their database and compromised 143 Million records. Equifax is one of three services mortgagors use when determining if you deserve a mortgage for your new home. The data they have on us is...immense. The breach already happened. ...
September 18, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Protect yourself by becoming high hanging fruit. High hanging fruit is tough to reach while low hanging fruit is easiest to reach. Suppose you went to an apple orchard and decided you wanted an apple. The owner said it was ok to pick one from a tree and eat it for ...
September 10, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
When in doubt, check to see if a website is safe. You have to be careful when web surfing. People use fake websites to promote their agendas, spread malware and rip you off. You can check a website if you are unsure whether or not that website is safe. A story for ...
September 9, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
When in doubt, check to see if a website is safe. You have to be careful these days. People use fake websites to promote their agendas, spread malware and rip you off. You can check a website if you are unsure whether or not that website is safe. A story for you. Jim ...
September 7, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
When it comes to phishing attacks, training is the ultimate protection. Phishing attacks happen every day. Fake e-mail, aggressive pop-ups and phone calls threatening IRS action confront us all. You and your end users cannot avoid them. You can, however, train them to become suspicious and avoid falling for phishing ...
August 20, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Do not let ransomware authors win. Ransomware is all over the news. A few months back, the Wannacry ransomware knocked out England's hospitals' computer networks. Staff told patients if they did not have an ...
July 28, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
You do not need 2FA (2-factor authentication). 2FA (2-factor authentication) helps improve your security and reduces your chance of becoming an identity theft victim. I have already written here why you should deploy 2FA. In this post, I shall play the Devil's Advocate. Don't do it. What happens if you don't ...
July 25, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
2FA (2-factor authentication helps) protect your identity. You should deploy 2FA (2-factor authentication). This increases your security and reduces your chances of becoming an identity theft victim. Most services encourage 2FA and let you deploy it at no additional cost. I shall use Gmail in my example here. How it looks in ...
July 23, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
2-factor authentication helps protect your identity. You should deploy 2-factor authentication. This increases your security and reduces your chances of becoming an identity theft victim. Most services encourage 2-factor authentication and let you deploy it at no additional cost. How it looks in real life. Daphne runs a dental office in Folsom, CA. ...
July 18, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
2-factor authentication increases your security. You should use 2-factor authentication starting now. This is a mechanism, which is usually free, that increases your network security. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Simple_2FA, 2-factor authentication is "...a way of adding additional security on ...
July 17, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos