identity theft

Safeguard Your Assets: Create Backups

  In a society where information capital is increasingly important, intelligent use of technology is a must. Those with specialized knowledge and quick access to resources wield an advantage over the population at large. You’d never store your cash in a box under your mattress (hopefully); that’s what banks are for. Treat intangible assets with …

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You Reach, I Teach (Part 3): How To Recover A Stolen Laptop

antoinesylvia: Last year I showed you How To Protect Your Digital Life (http://antoinesylvia.tumblr.com/post/17491563747/protecting-your-digital-life), the base of the strategy has evolved since then. I will walk you through the steps and show you additional tricks to retrieve a stolen computer. I would also like to note, I will never claim to be a Mr.Know-it-all because I’m …

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You Reach, I Teach (Part 2): The Stolen Laptop Caper

antoinesylvia: When Dre told me his laptop was missing, 1st thing I did was mark it missing on Prey (http://preyproject.com). I got the 1st reports a few hours later with some screenshots and IP address. The PC came on basically every 8 to 10 hours but the IP stayed consistent. Read More

You Reach, I Teach (Part 1): A Stolen Laptop Unearths An International Crime Ring

Technology sleuth Antoine Sylvia recounts how he thwarted an international laptop theft ring….. antoinesylvia: Few weeks ago my cousin Andre embarked on a trip of a lifetime, he was heading to the Cape Verde islands. Our family is originally from Cape Verde but none of our immediate family in America has been there since the …

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Decrease Your Website Load Time by 50% and Eradicate Spam. Here’s How

When I first heard that there was a technology start-up that “accidentally” discovered a way to shrink your webpage load times, I was intrigued. It’s quite a story, actually.  It starts in Silicon Valley…. http://thenextweb.com/industry/2011/06/07/cloudflare-a-website-security-product-accidentally-makes-sites-60-faster/ Details on Cloudfare available here. Read the fine print and do some reconnaissance to determine if the service is right …

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Don’t Be A Statistic: How To Prevent Identity Theft (Part 2)

In Part 1, we covered some of the strategies to backup and recover your computer files. Now, let’s discuss how you can prevent data theft in the future. Tip 3: Intelligent Computer Use Internet Browsing: “Always check to see if the website you are logging into has the “https” prefix enabled BEFORE you enter your critical …

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