Posts Tagged ‘#verizon’

2011 Cyber Attacks

News, Warnings | Posted by Dennis March 1st, 2012

Results are in:  Last year’s majority of “data breaches” (i.e. stolen personal information) for businesses were from Malware and Hacking, according to a new study by Verizon.  This is unusual because other studies frequently show that it’s an INSIDE job.  But the sophistication of external attacks has gone up.  Organized criminals have computers running, night and day, looking for a way in to PC’s across the planet.  If there’s a hole in security, they WILL find it.  The worst news is that many companies didn’t find the problem until months, or YEARS later.  Listen, if you have a business, and you store ANY information about your customers, you need to be proactive about your PC security, both inside and out.  Your customers will be TICKED if you have a breach.  Find a good IT company or person to help you get ahead of the game.  I have clients that pay me to come out every month for a “checkup” just to make sure everything is OK.  Don’t just wait around for it to happen; that can be much more costly in the long run.  Here’s the full article… thanks Network World!

The Android Saga

Helpful Hints, News | Posted by Dennis January 31st, 2011

Well, it’s been 2 months now since I made the shift to Virgin Mobil.  None of the nightmare stories I read about the Samsung Intercept have happened to me, although I have had a couple of minor glitches.  About three times now, the phone refuses to turn on.  I have to pull the battery to get it back.  Other than that, the only other incident was because of the LauncherPro App (see My Android Brick post).  All in all, I’m still thrilled with android 2.1, as long as I remember to kill apps regularly. I’m hoping that there will be an upgrade to 2.2 available soon.  The best part is the cost.  At $40/month I have 1200 anytime minutes, and unlimited text/internet.  So far service has been as good or better than my last phone.  I think it’s funny how all the i-phone users are so excited about Verizon being offered for their phones soon.  The pricing at Verizon is even worse than AT&T!  But at least there will be some healthy competition, something Apple usually seems to avoid.