Do you ever wonder about the links you get form search engine? Some search actually will track you. Below are examples of actual links that search engine put your browsers through. Below example are from the Firefox browser. Search term for each engine is "news". Google: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=12&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiMzJLkqszhAhVWqp4KHaAPBZwQFjALegQIBBAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2F&usg=AOvVaw3hwlZRMoRSFcUYuQnc0PTS Startpage.com https://www.foxnews.com/ Duck Duck Go https://www.foxnews.com/ As you … Continue reading Search Engine Links
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I have been using this little wonder for a few years now and I really love it. This device is perfect for traveling or just away from home. It sits between your device and the dangerous hotel WiFi. It is capital portal friendly, has VPN and TOR support. VPN service are provided by WiFiConsulting Inc. … Continue reading Tiny Hardware Firewall
Scammers are getting better and better. Brian Krebs has a excellent reporting on his site. This is the link: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2019/01/apple-phone-phishing-scams-getting-better/#more-46207
California DMV uses convergepay for credit card processing. I just re-ran a check of that site on SSL Labs to check the certificate and security and the grade was a B (it was previously a C). There is no support for secure renegotiation This server does not support Forward Secrecy with the reference browsers. Server … Continue reading California DMV (updated)
Google play store is full of fake apps and its getting a lot of downloads. It seems to me that these games may appeal to kids. Please exercise caution when downloading apps or when your kids play with your phone.
University of Florida researchers have developed a device that can detect most ATM, gas pump and point of sale skimmers.
If you ever get a CD and USB drive in the mail that your not expecting do not put it in your computer as it will most likely contain malware. Even if the letter or package comes from someone you know, call that person to confirm that they did send it. But the best way … Continue reading Got CD and USB Drive in the Mail?
Study shows that about two thirds of second hand storage devices still contain personal data that are trivial to recover. Always remember to completely wipe your storage device before you sell it or giving it away.
Chili's reported that malware had breached its payment system and stolen credit card and debt card information. Breach happened between March to April 2018. Incident disclosure from Chili's
Below information has been updated. Please refer to the latest write up. California DMV uses convergepay for credit card processing. I just ran a check of that site on SSL Labs to check the certificate and security and the grade was a C. This server is vulnerable to the POODLE attack. There is no support … Continue reading California DMV