How to avoid getting hacked

Let’s get real here for a second — there’s very little you can do to “never get hacked.” But there are a lot of things you can do to make your accounts harder to hack. So, let’s start there. Pa$$words Toss out easy to guess and basic passwords like “password” […]

Stop waiting; update your iPhone to iOS 9.3.5 right now

Apple released a very important security fix for iPhones and iPads last week that you should install at your earliest convenience. The update to iOS 9.3.5 patches some critical vulnerabilities in the security of the mobile operating system. Not updating means you could be putting your personal information — things like your texts, […]

Using QuickTime on Windows? You need to uninstall it ASAP

QuickTime for Windows has a couple glaring security holes that won’t be patched. If you’re using the program, uninstall it as soon as you can. Trend Micro found two critical vulnerabilities in the video player and released a call to action Thursday saying users should get rid of it. Normally when […]

Another kill switch law passes, but are smartphones really more secure?

  California legislators passed a law this week that will put a remote kill switch in every smartphone sold in the state after July 1, 2015. The kill switch would allow a smartphone owner to remotely wipe everything on a device and make the smartphone unusable in case the device were stolen. The bill was […]

Your online password is 123456? Change it. Change it now.

I attended a Stop Think Connect event at the Strategic Air and Space Museum, located just outside Omaha, at the beginning of the month. I came away with the event with one thing on my mind: I really need to change my passwords. You probably do too. Kristin Judge of Opcio Consulting […]