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SC DOR Hacked

Oh boy. Reports out today say that the State of South Carolina’s Department of Revenue has been hacked. Early reports suggest 3.6 million tax returns were exposed, later reports show 3.8 million and 700,000 business tax records were exposed. That’s something approaching 77% of the population of the state. Continue reading SC DOR Hacked

Researching ways to improve scientist’s access to data. Programming software to solve humanity’s problems. Disseminating emergency preparedness knowledge. Sharing knowledge about science. Practicing amateur radio. Serving humanity through volunteer efforts. Drives a robot to work.
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Hey Look I found a USB Flash Drive

This happened to me.. I was servicing a computer the other day, running updates double checking backups, routine stuff. I had connected across the network using a remote client to a shared computer when I saw a notice in the taskbar that a device was connected and it was ready for use. I blinked and got a worried feeling. I opened up Windows Explorer and spotted a new hard drive. Continue reading Hey Look I found a USB Flash Drive

Researching ways to improve scientist’s access to data. Programming software to solve humanity’s problems. Disseminating emergency preparedness knowledge. Sharing knowledge about science. Practicing amateur radio. Serving humanity through volunteer efforts. Drives a robot to work.
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Phishing and bad IT

How many times do we as IT Professionals tell our users (and anyone else who stands still long enough) not to click embedded web links in their e-mail? What, maybe a billion times a year? I, like most IT Pros, have a long e-mail about IT Security covering passwords, data security, phishing attacks, and social engineering, that I send this out to my users on a regular basis with the hope that seeing my reminder several times a year will help to protect my usersĀ and their families. Continue reading Phishing and bad IT

Researching ways to improve scientist’s access to data. Programming software to solve humanity’s problems. Disseminating emergency preparedness knowledge. Sharing knowledge about science. Practicing amateur radio. Serving humanity through volunteer efforts. Drives a robot to work.
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