Security

Kids’ Cyber Safety: Guidelines for Parents

Kids’ Cyber Safety: Guidelines for Parents

Most parents are not very educated when it comes to new technologies, internet use or social networks, which can often be a problem when it comes to your children’s safety online. It’s understandable that you should trust your kids in most situations, but unconditional trust that they will always do the right thing without you guiding or monitoring them, can put your kids in danger in both real and online world.

SECURITY RELEASE: Drupal 6.x and 7.x

SECURITY RELEASE: Drupal 6.x and 7.x

Just before the Thanksgiving holiday, the following security update was released by Drupal. Below the issue description, site owners can review the solutions and contact me to schedule their site maintenance. It is recommended that this upgrade be scheduled within the next 7 - 14 days.

Issue Description

Multiple vulnerabilities were fixed in the supported Drupal core versions 6 and 7.

HootSuite Reports Account Hack Attempts, Takes Steps

HootSuite Reports Account Hack Attempts, Takes Steps

Yesterday afternoon, I noticed something odd. I use HootSuite not only for myself, but for many of my social media marketing clients, and am often logged into multiple HootSuite accounts using several different web browsers. When switching back and forth between accounts to post updates and monitor activity, I kept having to log back in. Not only that, I was being asked to complete a CAPTCHA form, and then verify my account using Twitter or a code sent via email.

Apple Makes iPhone with iOS7 the Most Secure Smartphone

Apple Makes iPhone with iOS7 the Most Secure Smartphone

Apple announced the much-anticipated iOS7 today during WWDC's keynote address, and it did not disappoint. Among the many improvements and new features, one area that Apple has come a long way in addressing is Security. From keeping our logins and accounts secure, to helping to stave off iPhone theft, security is clearly a priority for Apple.

Why getting online at your local coffee shop may not be safe.

Why getting online at your local coffee shop may not be safe.

If you're like me, whenever you're at a coffee shop, or anyplace else that offers free WiFi, you probably take advantage of that and connect your phone. While the free WiFi isn't always faster than my 4G cell phone service, connecting to WiFi makes sure I don't impact my cell phone plan's data quota, and some apps and downloads will only work on WiFi. So what's the problem?

Privacy.