Security

Sandy on September 19th, 2013

Here we go again with yet another privacy issue—Or, is it? The most recent squawk is about the new fingerprint recognition feature on the iPhone 5s. I think it’s safe to accept the reality that as we enjoy the latest innovations in technology we’re giving up yet another slither of our personal privacy. Fingerprint recognition is […]

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I’m enjoying Google’s effort to be more transparent and I enjoy learning new things that could be helpful in the future. Today’s post from Google is on the subject of emails and the routing process. For various different reasons, many of us wonder about the email routing process after we hit send. Google has a […]

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Sandy on May 11th, 2012

These days cloud computing is a hot topic and big business. Until very recently I was a skeptic on the subject of storing my files somewhere out there… Some of the many questions that came to mind were: Is it safe? Is this going to cost me a lot of money? Will it start out […]

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Dick Eastman often shares his considerable knowledge of technology on Eastman’s Online Genealogy Blog. I believe it’s very important for family historians and genealogists to be cognizant with both the good and the bad, so I’d like to share the following important information with you: “Is your computer running slower and slower? Has your antivirus […]

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As reported in the UPI.com article today, a congressional subcommittee was informed that 59 boxes of records about people buried in Arlington National Cemetery have been discovered in an unsecured Virginia storage locker. The records contained the names and social security numbers of the deceased, but officials believe the security risk is low. The boxes […]

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Many genealogists and family historians are, like me, members of the professional social network LinkedIn. If you are, you’ll be disappointed to learn that LinkedIn is just one more major website with a serious security flaw that enables a hijacker to access user account without needing a password. It’s vulnerability is directly tied to the […]

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This is one of my rare technology posts and a real shocker. It concerns privacy issues raised today the the Guardian (British) newspaper about a file on iPhone that stores locations, coordinates and timestamps, of owners movements. This file has only recently been discovered. The iPhone apparently keeps a track of every detail of your […]

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