D.C. hacks straight out of a novelists political thriller

    The incident reads as plot device for a Tom Clancy novel, hackers take down security cameras before a huge political event, giving terrorists time to do something to sabotage a political event.  This is precisely what happened a week before President Donald J. Trumps inauguration.  70% of D.C.s closed circuit camera system was…


The Samsung galaxy S8 may be coming March 29th

                The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the S8 edge are rumored to be releasing March 29th of this year.  These phones have the responsibility to prove Samsung corrected the issues with their last flagship launch, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which was plagued with pesky spontaneous combustion issues which lead to a worldwide recall of…


Own a HP laptop between 2013 to 2016? You may have a fire hazard.

            Unfortunately the trend of batteries becoming fire hazards have expanded to the consumer laptop field.  Hewlett-Packard laptops from the HP, Compaq, ProBook, Envy, Presario and Pavilion lines are at risk of overheating and catching fire.  There have been 8 documented cases of overheating and 1 fire which lead to property damage due to these…


U.S. Data breaches are on the rise in 2016

A report released Thursday by the companies CyberScout and Identity Theft Resource Center noted that data leaks by U.S. organizations are on the rise.  1,093 breaches of security and privacy have exposed records across sectors such as the financial, business, education, government, military and healthcare.  These included both the public and private sector side of…


Gmail Phishing Technique being Exploited

    There is a new highly effective phishing attack hackers are using to compromise your email. This one is much harder to recognize than any other attack. If you have already been infiltrated, you probably don’t even know. The way this new phishing technique works is using your Gmail account. The attacker will send…

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A review of 2016’s programming trends

Growth of the latest version of JavaScript JavaScript/ECMAScript version 6 (commonly known as ECMAScript 2015 or ES6) launched in June of 2015, and I predicted that 2016 would see widespread adoption of its new features as web developers adjusted to the new version of this web standard. I was mostly correct. All the major browsers…

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What security will look like in 2017

Lately, cybersecurity has been the place where IT’s optimism goes to die. It’s been a tough road for companies and organizations the past few years as their network defenses have been bent and broken on a consistent, and often dramatic, basis. Hacks that topple over a billion user accounts are shocking and make a solution…

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How to use Wifi Assistant

Android’s Wifi Assistant is a handy little tool that automatically secures open public networks with a Google VPN. It’s available on every device running version 5.1 and above, so there’s no reason not to use it. The basics Public networks will always be insecure. It’s just too easy for hackers to infiltrate them, mirror existing…