A Beginners Data Security Guide Series Part 3

If you have started with us on the first part, then you know we used a commonly used analogy that security geeks use called "the three states of data" and translated those definitions to a more commonly understood analogy that the rest of us have learned called "the three states of Matter". If you don't know what I'm… » 6/24/14 8:35pm 6/24/14 8:35pm

You Have 25,000 Mornings As an Adult. Here's How to Not Waste Them

You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years old. (Most people in wealthy nations are hovering around the 80-year mark. Women in Japan are the highest, with an… » 7/09/13 8:31am 7/09/13 8:31am

A Beginner's Data Security Guide Series Part 1

If you're like me, while reading one of the Lifehacker posts about securing your laptop hard drive and before you know it the “what about the WiFi, and What about my data on web apps” feeling hit you. The next thing you know, you have ten to twenty tabs open in your browser, with all very good information that you… » 6/06/13 6:02am 6/06/13 6:02am

A Beginners Data Security Guide Series Part 2

So, if you have been reading our security series part 1, you should now have a list of various places that have your data and you're ready to go. The first part we will deal with is the places that fall under the category of Hard data. We are using this definition for the purpose of making it easy to determine what… » 5/29/13 7:00am 5/29/13 7:00am

Use a DIY macro lens to get that close up photo with your phone

Getting your phone to take macro pictures by MacGyvering an external lens has been covered before several times at lifehacker by Whitson Gordon and Jason Fitzpatrick. User ASCAS posted his tutorial on Instructables, its pretty ingenious, and deserves a close look. » 5/09/13 5:35am 5/09/13 5:35am

Microsoft gets two-factor authentication, who else has it? what is it?

Yesterday It was announced that Microsoft has enacted two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is one of the securest ways to protect your password to site. What it does is requires you to enter your user name and password like normal, then it asks you for a code from a program that is on your phone. That… » 4/18/13 7:16am 4/18/13 7:16am