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December 26, 2017 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

This Week 7’s (12.14 – 12.31) Affirmation: Mindfulness – I will reach for mindfulness each day.
Date – 12.26.17
B-Book 44: Do the Work by Steven Pressfield
The key message in this book: Often we stop dead in our tracks …

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I Ramped Up My Internet Security, and You Should Too

January 20, 2016 – 10:33 pm | No Comment

Some people make dieting resolutions in the New Year. I make security and privacy resolutions, because those are the things that keep me up at night. After all, as a journalist, it’s important for me …

12 Ways to Secure Your WordPress Site You’ve Probably Overlooked – WPMU DEV

October 21, 2015 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

WordPress security is often referred to as “hardening.” Makes sense. After all, the process is like adding reinforcements to your castle. It’s all about bolstering the gates and putting lookouts on every tower. But that …

Skype Alternatives, Part 2: Edward Snowden’s Recommendations

June 29, 2015 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

Skype, Microsoft’s voice over IP software, has been shown to be insecure on various levels over the years. The Snowden leaks have revealed it to be more of a mass surveillance malware than a secure …

Guard Against Cyberattacks

August 17, 2011 – 5:44 pm | No Comment

25,000 complaints. That’s the number the FBI-affiliated Internet Crime Complaint Center registers each month. Whether it’s identity theft, financial fraud or outright scams, we are all potential victims. So what can you do? Gary McAlum, …

Oh My Lion!!!

July 21, 2011 – 9:43 am | No Comment

Okay, I am not one to be too overly excited about much, but when it comes to my MacBook , IMac, IPOD or IPAD,  I must shamelessly admit, I simply cannot get enough.  Why am …