I’ve been a happy LastPass user for many years. Its a great tool and was one of the first tools of its kind to provide no-knowledge security in a profoundly secure way. I don’t know that there’s anything currently wrong, but when LastPass was purchased by LogMeIn a couple years back, everyone paying attention got a little bit nervous. LogMeIn isn’t a bad company, but they definitely don’t inspire confidence when it comes to high security tools.…
A reminder for my friends using Windows
If you run Microsoft Windows (any version) as your daily driver I have an important reminder for you. You should not be operating normally as an administrator account. Most of the Windows vulnerabilities out there take advantage of the exploited user being able to access an admin role. Please do yourself a favor: create a new account (e.g. MichaelAdmin) and give it administrator rights. Log into that user and degrade the rights on your current user to “standard”.…
Krebs: House Passes Long-Sought Email Privacy Bill
Everyone should check out this article by Brian Krebs. This bill a long overdue update, let’s hope they can get it past the Senate.
The complex discussion around anti-virus software
Does anti-virus make you more or less secure? It seems like an odd question to ask, but it’s an important one and the conversation around it has been growing more nuanced in the last year. On it’s face, and for someone not steeped in internet and network security discussions it seems like the answer would be simple. I probably wouldn’t be writing about it if it was a simple answer.…