1000 feet of Ethernet cable

09

Jan2017
You need to hire professional contractors. You need something done right, on time, the first time. Go shopping. You can find a professional or find someone who says he can do the work and "can give you a discount" before you start talking price. Should you hire him? I would say, no. ... Read More
January 9, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
cheap toy

13

Oct2016
Avoid the low bidder. You should avoid the low bidder. They usually cut corners in order to maintain their low pricing. This aggressive corner cutting usually works against you. You get cheaper parts, lower quality workmanship, or both. That’s why I avoid hiring low bidders and so should you. I recently hired ... Read More
October 13, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos
Phishing

02

Sep2016
Phishing…yes or no?   This morning, I received a rather suspicious e-mail allegedly from Amazon.com. This looked like an order confirmation for a TV someone purchased and shipped to Alabama. Upon inspection, I learned this was a phishing attempt. I deleted the fraudulent message. I want to show how to identify a phishing ... Read More
September 2, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos
password1-618×336

11

Aug2016
If you see your password here, you better change it. When we choose passwords, most prefer easy to remember words. We're all guilty of doing that at least once. A client used her husband’s name, a woman who used her favorite baseball team and a man chose“12345” as his standard password. I kid ... Read More
August 11, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos
RFID wallet

13

Jun2016
Reduce interest-based ads’ effectiveness. Anybody out there tired of online ads that pull you away from your work? Same here. Online marketers track your web surfing habits. They then use that information to create interest-based ads they feel will appeal to you. I am showing two ads that appeal to me, ... Read More
passwords

13

May2016
Understanding passwords. The stronger your passwords, the more work an identity thief has to do to break them. A strong password is a password that: Has lowercase letters. Has uppercase letters. Has numbers, and Has special characters. We ... Read More
credit_card

02

May2016
Protect your RFID charge cards. I bought an RFID blocking wallet…and so should you. RFID is an acronym. It stands for radio-frequency identification (RFID), which “uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information,” according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification. These tags are commonly found ... Read More