Archives for Security

The Do's and Dont's of Creating Strong Passwords

This article will outline some of the basics of setting up strong passwords that won’t be easily broken by hackers.  That doesn’t mean that they are unbreakable, but it does mean that it will take a hacker a little longer to try and crack it and that means wasted time for them.  You become a less desirable target as they quickly move on, in most cases, to try and find easily cracked passwords.  Take some time to look this list over and print it out for your future reference and/or pass it on to friends. Do’s and Dont’s of Password creation.

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Intel to Buy MacAfee Security Firm

The giant of the chip making world has announced that it is buying one of the larger security firms for nearly $8 Billion dollars.  Mediocrity pays off big!?!?  MacAfee has taken some big hits recently for underperforming but that may have been just the thing that put them at a price point for Intel to snatch up.  Still, one has to wonder what future plans the world’s largest chip maker has in buying a security software firm. Could we be looking at the security baked into the hardware at its deepest level?  Full Article (Ed Rudel)

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Podcast: June 26, 2010

Summer is a summer camp time… so why not a tech camp?  This Saturday we preview: Camp Infiniti, a summer camp designed specifically for Metro-Detroit girls by the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation.  The girls will be challenged to design websites and conduct a robot sumo competition this coming week.

Join Foster Braun, Gary Baker and Kurt Hines, our special guest tech expert, as we interview Julie Patterson, Camp Director of Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation’s Camp Infinity for the past 5 years, and Marina Reyna who can talk about the camp and speak to why technology is so important for young females.

We also focus on high tech security with Jason Yaeger, from Online Tech and Adam Goslin one of the co-founders of High Bit Security, a company that specializes in helping companies keep their information safe from intruders.  These are the folks who make sure that your information stays safe in other peoples’ hands.

Erik Anderson joins us in studio with The Mac Minute.

Don’t forget, the second hour of the show is all yours.  Call us with your tech questions and we’ll find answers for you. In …

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