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Safe Browsing from Public Wi-Fi Hotspots is possible with a VPN

WSPA’s Amy Wood (@TVAmy) had a great segment on last night (2011-02-07) in which she had Doug Cone (@nullvariable) a local web/graphics “devsigner” discussing the dangers of using public Wi-Fi. You can find that story here. He demonstrated a tool which allows even the most novice of “hackers” to see a list of others who are using any given open …

Google’s Chrome Browser is Becoming Better for Business all the Time

I normally don’t weigh in on the browser wars, as each browser has its own place. For instance, there simply is no replacement for¬†Microsoft Internet Explorer¬†if you want near 100% compatibility with every site in the world. Obviously, each alternate browser has a strong point, such as speed, or installation size, or security,¬†but each browser also has downsides that sometimes …

Secure IT Alert: Vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer

¬†Homeland Secure IT Alert for Friday, December 31, 2010 An advisory from Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2488013.mspx) released today that reveals a new potentially dangerous vulnerability in Internet Explorer…. Here is an excerpt from that site: Microsoft Security Advisory (2488013) Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution Published: December 22, 2010 | Updated: December 31, 2010 Version: 1.1 General Information Executive …

SECURE IT ALERT: FireSheep is proof of concept why public unencrypted Wi-Fi is dangerous

¬† Homeland Secure IT Alert for Saturday, October 30, 2010 ¬† FireSheep add-on for Firefox browser is proof-of-concept why you should NOT use public / unencrypted Wi-Fi to access without extreme caution. Last week, a tool was released that makes it possible for anyone to easily hijack your web sessions from within a browser view. When I say anyone, that …

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Using Internet Explorer? Free Trend Micro tool to prevent browser exploits!

Our friends at Trend Micro Labs are watching out for you, even if you opt to not purchase their incredible anti-virus software! If you are using Internet Explorer 6, 7, or 8 you could fall victim to what is known as ¬†“zero day exploit”, which is simply a hole that is found by the bad guys and a means for …