Holiday Sale: Save 50% on all Enpass password manager plans

This is directed at those of you who are in the market for a password manager. I've been using Enpass for several months and am very happy with it. I'll mention that Enpass moved to subscription a few weeks ago but they also have a lifetime license and with the sale you, can get a … Continue reading Holiday Sale: Save 50% on all Enpass password manager plans

Web Finds for October 2, 2018

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique and informative news, apps and websites that you may have never known existed. Enjoy! Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking New protections in Apple’s Safari and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers aim to prevent companies from turning “cookie” data files used to … Continue reading Web Finds for October 2, 2018

Facebook gets hacked again. 50 Million users personal information put at risk.

I’m sure you’ve already read or heard about the latest Facebook hack involving the personal information of at least 50 million users. The hack was revealed in a Facebook blog post yesterday. If you haven’t here are the details. Mike Isaac and Sheera Frenkel, writing for the New York Times Facebook, already facing scrutiny over … Continue reading Facebook gets hacked again. 50 Million users personal information put at risk.

Facebook is using your 2FA phone number to target you with ads

Facebook has stooped to the lowest possible level. TechCrunch has exposed the fact that Facebook is using 2FA phone numbers to target users with ads. Zuckerberg and his gang are taking the number users are using to additionally secure their accounts and using it for ad targeting. Some months ago Facebook did say that users … Continue reading Facebook is using your 2FA phone number to target you with ads

iOS Safari content blockers

Ben Brooks has published his test results for Safari content blockers. Since I’ve been thinking about a different blocker I found his testing to be helpful. Up until today, I’ve been using the original 1Blocker which is now called Legacy since 1Blocker X was introduced several months ago. By the way, 1Blocker X is Ben’s … Continue reading iOS Safari content blockers

Web Finds for September 13, 2018

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique and informative news, apps and websites that you may have never known existed. Enjoy! Credit Freezes Will Soon Be Free With the one-year anniversary of the Equifax breach just behind us, here’s a reminder that you will be able to freeze your credit … Continue reading Web Finds for September 13, 2018

Don’t use Facebook’s data tracking Onavo VPN: It’s spying on you!

Facebook is always looking for new ways to violate user privacy. They’ve instituted a new one. In the Facebook iOS mobile app, they recently added a new button under the Settings menu called “Protect”. When you click on “Protect” it takes you to an app in the App Store called “Onavo Protect - VPN Security”. … Continue reading Don’t use Facebook’s data tracking Onavo VPN: It’s spying on you!

Web Finds for January 12, 2018

Web Finds are from my web surfing travels. You’ll find some unique and informative news, apps and websites that you may have never known existed. Enjoy! Apple planning new, “robust” parental controls to help protect children, teens In a report by The Wall Street Journal, Apple states it has plans to create new software features … Continue reading Web Finds for January 12, 2018

Worst passwords of 2017 still include “123456” and “password”

SplashData has published its annual list of the worst passwords of the year. The data was pulled from over five million passwords that were leaked by hackers in 2017. Despite many well-publicized data leaks in 2017, it looks like many people are continuing to use weak passwords like “123456” and “password” that are easily guessed … Continue reading Worst passwords of 2017 still include “123456” and “password”

Equifax breach caused by failure to patch two-month-old bug

Negligence! If they would have patched their server(s) the day the patch was released this would have never happened. This is inexcusable! Heads should roll. Maybe it’s time some people go to jail for this kind of sh^t. Dan Goodin, writing for Ars Technica 9/13/2017, 8:12 PM We know that criminals exploited a US website … Continue reading Equifax breach caused by failure to patch two-month-old bug

iOS 11 has a way to quickly disable Touch ID and require a passcode

As reported, last week, by The Verge iOS 11 has a way to quickly and discreetly disable Touch ID. According to The Verge: Apple is adding an easy way to quickly disable Touch ID in iOS 11. A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls, lets iPhone users tap the power button quickly five … Continue reading iOS 11 has a way to quickly disable Touch ID and require a passcode

TunnelBear completes industry’s first public security audit

TunnelBear has been my VPN service of choice for just over a year. I was excited to read that TunnelBear has undergone a public security audit by Germany-based penetration testing company Cure53. This gives confidence I've chosen the right VPN provider and that TunnelBear isn't scraping and selling my browsing data. TunnelBear Blog, 07 August … Continue reading TunnelBear completes industry’s first public security audit