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ABA Journal: UK Rioting and BlackBerry’s

Helping Fan the Flames or Catch the Rioters? by Tony Rushin An article in the Tuesday, August 9th ABA Journal caught my eye because of the legal implications (shutting down BlackBerry service?) and turned out to be very thought-provoking.  Do smart phones and social media give the edge to rioters – who can organize and…
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Even More Tips from ABA TECHSHOW 2011

The Best of “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” by Tony Rushin I didn’t attend ABA TECHSHOW 2011 and see the 60 Tips in 60 Minutes presentation live but I understand that it was great.  Below is another tip from the presentation but first, as always, let’s acknowledge the 4 presenters who put together the 2011…
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Another Tip from ABA TECHSHOW 2011

The Best of “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” by Tony Rushin I’ve never attended the ABA TECHSHOW but I’ve reviewed the 60 Tips in 60 Minutes presentation from the most recent TECHSHOW and want to share another nugget.  First, as always, I want to acknowledge the 4 presenters who put together the 2011 tips: Andrew…
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Tips from ABA TECHSHOW 2011

The Best of “60 Tips in 60 Minutes” by Tony Rushin I have never seen the annual 60 Tips in 60 Minutes presentation at the ABA TECHSHOW but I understand it’s very well attended and quite popular.  I’ve reviewed the presentation from TECHSHOW 2011 and have pulled out some of the best tips that I’ll…
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5 Tips for Applying Updates

Not Sexy… Just Effective by Tony Rushin Like flossing your teeth every night, there’s nothing sexy or glamorous about applying regular updates to the key components of your computer network.  However, there are significant rewards.  Regular flossing is linked to warding off diseases – including heart disease; applying regular updates is linked to warding off…
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5 Antivirus Software Tips

A Healthy Computer Immune System to Fight Viruses and Recover Quickly by Tony Rushin Even healthy people get viruses.  But the better we take care of ourselves – with diet, sleep and exercise – the less often we get sick.  Personally I used to get a cold or sinus infection at least once each year;…
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6 Tips For a Secure IT Infrastructure

Keeping the Bad Guys Out of your Computer by Tony Rushin In my August 1st blog I wrote that to get and stay healthy – as a computer – there isn’t just 1 thing we need to do.  There are 3 areas to pay attention to on a consistent basis: infrastructure, antivirus software and updates.…
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Defending Against Malicious Software

Be Strong in These 3 Areas by Tony Rushin To get and stay healthy – as a human being –there isn’t just 1 thing we need to do.  There are 3 areas to pay attention to on a consistent basis: diet, sleep, and exercise. In a similar way, to get and stay healthy – as a computer…
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Bad News for Hackers

Strengthening Criminal Laws Proposed by Tony Rushin Bad guys beware! Tuesday the TechAmerica Foundation published a series of recommendations on how to best expand and promote cloud computing.  We are moving inevitably toward the cloud but one of the biggest things holding it back – and it should be – is security. My tips for…
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The Big 4 of Malicious Software

Know Your Enemies by Tony Rushin In previous blogs I highlighted the perils of phishing – particularly spear-phishing – and provided tips to battle these bad guys who use phishing to trick you in order to get your userid and password.  Phishing is the most common tactic used in on-line identity theft but in the…
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