Relabel the Email Send Button “Make Public”

Email is not private. Ever.

We’ve heard a lot about email security during this election year and I am afraid people may have gotten some wrong impressions from the discussion. Most of the debate has been over the use of secure email servers. People may get the impression that using a secure email server makes […]

Seven Rules for Bluetooth at Starbucks

A few weeks ago, I was talking to another engineer about Bluetooth security. Between us, we weren’t sure how secure Bluetooth is. I decided to find out. The first place I went was to the Bluetooth standard. That got me a great answer to the question “How secure is Bluetooth?” The answer: a firm maybe. […]

Ransomware– You Don’t Have To Pay!

Monday, 3/28/16, what appears to be a ransomware attack forced a hospital in Maryland and Washington D.C. to shut down their network. Ransomware attacks on hospitals have been increasing. Attacks on individuals are also on the rise.

Ransomware is the most direct route from a victim’s wallet to a hacker’s pocket. The hacker infects a […]

Memory On the Task List

Memory usage is another column on the task list that can help you understand what is happening under the hood of your computer. In my last blog, I wrote about CPU usage. Memory is similar to CPU in that it is a critical resource that affects computer performance and it can help evaluate malware on […]