Getting slower? Your hard drive may be in trouble!

We get calls all the time from users saying their Mac has slowed down to a snail's pace and they don't know what to do. They have a hundred files on the desktop and they've been working on the same illustrator and Photoshop files over and over for a month. What do you do? May 28, 2015

60-Seconds #323 : Future history - the coming of a Digital Dark Age

I have a friend who recently lost their iPhone. I asked, is there a backup? The answer was chilling. Then I get an email from Karl Volkman who wants to write about the possible reality of a 'Digital Dark Age' asking 'Are Our Priceless Digital Records Safe?' I've preached on this topic in past 60-second windows, and it's time to say it again. May 25, 2015

This Disk Cartography Disk Space Analyzer may just save your data

Sooner or later everyone needs to take a peek at what's going on down in that hard drive... or at least they should. There have been a lot of tools come along, but not so good recently until now. Disk Cartography maps the drive so you can manage it! May 21, 2015

60-Seconds #317 : Goodbye SpamCop

As many of you know I've been an avid spam fighter and anti-spam advocate since the dawn of email. You may remember several articles I've written over the past two decades about SpamCop. Well, with great sadness, in this edition, I bid farewell to Spamcop. November 4, 2014

60-Seconds 304: Moaning about government surveillance? Seriously?

I have to write this rant once about ever couple of years or so. I preached it in the late 1980s, I preached it in the mid-1990s, then again in the 2000s and I guess it's time again. January 10, 2014

Blacklisting, Whitelisting and the Way Forward: Comments on the Schneier-Ranum Face-Off

In this 60-Second Window, I step aside for George Tubin, Trusteer's Senior Security Strategist on the matter of how we face the looming storm of cyber security and the coming spector of cyber war. Nobody wants it, but there seems to be an ever increasing debate over how to avoid it. These figures figure heavily into the debate, and the future of our digital infrastructure. March 27, 2013

Fear of governments snooping deters companies from using the cloud

Almost half of IT experts are deterred from keeping sensitive data in the cloud because of fear of government intervention and possible legal action, according to a new survey from Lieberman Software which was released in February. February 14, 2013

Can you afford to have your Macbook Pro or AirBook stolen?

Laptops are being stolen more frequently than ever before -- 38,000 stolen this year according to Mckeay, the security company. There are theft-rings and crime cartels that thrive on moving car-loads of laptops from city to city. Many times you have no chance at saving the device -- but if there is a chance, you'll make the most of it with anti-theft software running. December 28, 2012

nCircle predicts exploits, security threats and hacks will mutate in 2013

Lamar Bailey, Director of Security Research and Development with nCircle, has released his top five security threats to watch out for in 2013. The New Year -- and beyond -- he predicts, will be a time of highly adaptive security threats, with four main strands - cyber-criminals, cyber-terrorists, political hacktivists and rogue employees -- conspiring to create severe headaches for IT security professionals in all classes of public and private sector industries. December 22, 2012

Who would block the Spam Cop ???

I recently was surprised by what I thought was professional web company who are quite popular and offer quite a bit of information. They offer industry marketing reports, and when signing my email address to download the report they said "Spamcop Addresses are blocked" Hmmmmm, what do you think about that ??? December 21, 2012