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PoachIt Shopping App Shops Like You Do

August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

I discovered an interesting new app that shops like people do. PoachIt is a shopping app that will chase down almost any product on over 5,000 retail websites, identify if the item is on sale or wait for it to go on sale and it does this twice a day. Founder Gidi Fisher says; “When people...

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What is Multi-Factor Authentication?

August 17, 2014 | 1 Comments

We have seen passwords attacked and broken time and time again. Black people are like everybody else, making the same passwords mistakes. Mistakes like using the same password at multiple websites and making your password simple to remember and just as easy to guess. I mean really, some passwords are just stupid. I preach it...

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Blacks in Technology

August 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ask anyone who knows  and they will tell you that black people are difficult to find in the technology industry. Silicon Valley has a color problem and its really no secret. But there are blacks in technology.  As matter of fact Wayne Sutton, formerly of  NewMe accelerator and founder of PitchTo, believes African-Americans all over the nation...

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ZD Net’s Six Clicks has revealed the best free Windows anti-virus and malware scanners. I preach this to black people and I hope someone out there is listening; treat your computer and Internet connection the way you treat your home. That means keep it clean, keep it secure and keep it safe. Windows is still...

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Password Mistakes

August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

As I wrote last week, Russian hackers may have stolen billions of passwords and I am pretty sure your’s and mine are included in the bunch. So I advised all of my readers to change their passwords immediately. I certainly hope you have. Right now, and I’m pretty sure of this, those hackers are disposing...

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Billions of Passwords Stolen-They got you!

August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Russian criminal gang has stolen 1.2 billion passwords and user names and 500 million email addresses.  According to Milwaukee based security firm, Hold Security, the passwords were stolen from over 400,000 businesses and personal websites. In comparison the breach of Target stores last year compromised only 40 million names. The websites include smaller businesses...

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Protect Yourself from Data Breaches

August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Data breaches are becoming far too common. And there is no single law that requires a company to tell their customers when, or if, such a data breach has occurred. As a result companies often pick and choose what laws to obey and which to ignore. Stores, banks and other services where you use your...

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Newest Social Media Scams

August 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Social media is where a lot of black people hangout online. Its the place to be online. But African-Americans need to understand that social media is the heart of scam country.The newest social media scams are constantly evolving and becoming either more sophisticated or more irresistible. You need to know what the latest scams are...

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Know if You’ve Been Hacked

August 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here is a simple warning to black people; you need to know if your computer has been hacked. Its not an easy task if you don’t teach yourself what to look for.  For example what happened when you suddenly have a new homepage or search tool bar? Or perhaps a web banner that will not...

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The Department of Homeland Security is investigating “Backoff”  the latest malware to strike the point of sale systems of over 600 retailers.  Point of sale systems or POS are the small card readers used nearly universally in stores all over the country. Backoff malware has been used by hackers to steal consumer payment data that...

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