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Who is Semalt.com? What are they doing here?

2 January, 2014 (16:02) | antivirus/spyware, blogging, Monitoring, security | 2 comments

A few friends with wordpress pages have asked about this company lately. You might have seen something like this on your jetpack stats http://semalt.com/competitors_review.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwindowsnerd.com I keep running in to the theme of SEO and brand management companies this week. I suspect they are part of one or a tool used by one. Overall I’m not worried […]

BAA scramble of 2013 update

2 January, 2014 (00:32) | security | No comments

Google caved in October and started offering a BAA for google apps but it comes with some catches. You have to turn off sites, groups, and a few other services outside their list in order for them to honor the BAA.My attorney does not like the BAA, I am waiting to find out if he […]

The ars technica badbios haox of 2013

31 October, 2013 (17:10) | antivirus/spyware, blogging, complaining, prediction, security | No comments

My boss sent this about an hour ago, it was good for a laugh on a few fronts. If you are smrt, you know why otherwise enjoy your imagination for the day. Happy h day! Ok so if you are having problems firing up your thinker and moving away from this lonely corner of the […]

Independent Simplisafe review coming soon, those guys are SEO assholes

9 May, 2013 (16:18) | home security, security | 1 comment

Update – I posted a full review after 7 months of use – http://windowsnerd.com/simplisafe-vs-adt-review-page-1/ Maybe I should have an alternate title, “ADT sucks donkeys.” I dropped about $800 on Simplisafe to see if their security system works as well as the reviews seem to indicate. The problem with Simplisafe is that their SEO is SO […]

HITECH BAA scramble of 2013

18 February, 2013 (16:59) | security | 3 comments

I decided to document the scramble for BAAs here at my company. In short anyone outside of an ISP has to give you a BAA if they handle your PHI. Today we will start with Mozy because I know they will do a BAA. Keep in mind we have until about Sept to be done. […]

A few nifty security tools for home

17 February, 2013 (18:29) | antivirus/spyware, security | No comments

http://pwnedlist.com/ This site will look your email address up and compare it to a list of known hacked accounts. You can ask it to keep on scanning for free on a personal account. This company teamed up with lastpass to do nightly scans. Lastpass for passwords! Nobody should remember or write down passwords these days. […]

How to find credit card numbers and social security numbers on an employee workstation

8 July, 2012 (18:49) | How to, Monitoring, security, software | No comments

Cornell developed their spider program a while ago. You can search for anything on a machine using regular expressions with this tool. It takes a bloody long time to search an entire hard drive so hopefully you have the user locked down to write access in My docs or the equal on linux/osx. This tool […]

Why Macs are not designed for business use

30 June, 2012 (16:01) | linux, mac, security | No comments

Macs are great machines if you are a rich trendy person who was so brilliantly targeted by Steve Jobs. Not so good for normal people trying to keep up with the Joneses. Also not good for business at all.  This list is just a reminder for myself  when people are complaining as to why we […]

Mac users – I told you so, John Dvorak did too

16 April, 2012 (20:14) | antivirus/spyware, prediction, security | No comments

Nice to see some predictions come true. From my own blog here in 2009- With today’s news of Snow Leopard including some sort of anti-spyware/malware (i doubt antivirus.) I decided I should compile a list of my favorite mac holes for the macholes that seem to say there aren’t any. The culture will shift once […]

OSX Flashback shows apple innovating something in security. wait what? Apple and security in the same sentence?

15 April, 2012 (10:12) | mac, security | No comments

Apple did something brilliant. They might not be good at security, in fact they pretty much always suck at it. This forced them to create something new and just brilliant. If a user doesn’t use Java for X time, it SHUTS OFF! How incredibly obvious but new is that? How cool would it be if […]

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