Security Resolutions for 2017

It is traditional for many to create a set of New Years resolutions to usher in a new year. Often it is lossing XX lbs, going to the gym every day, cleaning out that old shed or paying off debts. I am not saying there is anything wrong with those resolutions however maybe you should consider adding one additional one to your list… “Become more Security Minded”. This blog post will hopefully offer you some simple tips to stay secure online, I will follow this up with a more detailed post later in the year but for now these are just baby steps. Continue reading

Beta Testers Needed : eProxy E-Mail

I am looking for a few people to help test something I have been working on for the past few months. Please read this post in full before contacting me. I am still (10-20) working on the platform but I want to get it out to a few alpha testers. The platform is stable but there are still some features I am working on that I want to get in prior to launch. I have been routing all of my personal email through this for the past 5 months with no issue.

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Password Rant – How Some Websites Do It Wrong

I spent the past few weeks methodically changing all of my passwords to correct my past habits of re-using a batch of complicated passwords that I have memorized. I had to change around 100 passwords for various websites and services that I use. Most of the websites made it easy to change your password but others failed miserably however several failed. If you are a user of any website that falls into these brackets and care about security please tweet, message or otherwise beg the website owner to correct the problems. Be warned, this is a long post.

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Florida Ubuntu 16.04 Release Party Prize Giveaway

If you are a Ubuntu User in South Florida, please join us for the Ubuntu 16.04 release party that is scheduled to take place on April 3rd of 2016 at Topeekeegee Yugneepark Park (Meetup Link). Admission is free but small donations for food will help. Join us for fun, food and I am going to toss a pretty sweet prize into the mix – an Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu pre-installed. Read below for more details on the Compute Stick and how to qualify –  Continue reading

Facts about Android Security and Malware – Types of Malware

While browsing social networks, it is not common for users to point out that Android is a security mess with no data to actually back those statements up. Some users try to fabricate facts without doing any research. Over the next few weeks, I will be releasing a series of posts on KMyers.me called “Facts about Android Security and Malware” to try to shine some light on this and hopefully debunk some of the data that it floating around and to help users understand more about the security of their mobile devices.

In this first installment, I would like to make sure that we are all using the same common vocabulary. This post contains several of the common types of Android Malware as well as details for each. In future posts, I will be going over best practices to avoid malware and to explain why many of the details floating around the internet are not based in facts.

As a disclaimer – I am a huge Android Fanboy and will be doing my best to produce well researched and objective content for this series – each post takes several hours of research and writing. This series is mainly about Android however a lot of this could apply to other platforms. If you happen to spot any errors or content that you disagree with, please feel free to get in contact with me via my contact page, social networks or simply leave a comment below.

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Report : Thousands of United States Debit Card PINs Leaked

It seems that it is almost impossible to get through a day without hearing about another security breach or piece of leaked data hitting the internet. Sadly the latest leak seems to be hitting closer to home then most as a group of cleaver attackers have managed to capture leaks containing PIN codes from debit cards issued to customers in the United States. These PIN codes were written using a weak form of encryption known as “Double ROT-13” which has several weaknesses to allow users to read the list with almost no effort. As this list is already widely available on the Internet, I have decided to post it publicly. If your PIN code appears in the list below, it may be best to contact your bank to get your shoe size changed immediately.

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Rant : T-Mobile vs The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – BingeOn

If you have been following the news over the past few weeks, you have likely been hearing that many tech companies are bashing T-Mobile over how the T-Mobile BingeOn program may be violating Net Neutrality with how it “optimizes” streaming video. This attack was spearheaded by a scathing report released by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and was made worse by T-Mobile’s outspoken CEO, John Legere’s response (this really should not come as a shock). Normally I am a huge supporter of the work done by the Electronic Frontier Foundation but in this case I feel they are wrong, and here is why.

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Unorthodox Computer Challenge : Trial 3 – Pixel C Problems

I planned to wrap up my 2 weeks with the Pixel C tonight however due to the fact that my Pixel C decided to fail a few hours ago (while I was typing up my review) I will need to put this on pause for a few days until Google can ship me a replacement. It looks like the flash storage module on the Pixel C is dead which lead to all of the data being lost and the device in a boot loop. Google should have the replacement out to me within the next week.

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Unorthodox Computer Challenge : Trial 3 – The Google Pixel C

Back in September, Google dropped an unexpected bomb on the Android community with the announcement of the Pixel C. The Pixel C would be the first Android tablet manufacturered and released by Google itself. As the announcement progressed, it became clear that this tablet would be a very high end machine that was build with productivity in mind. I like Productivity so lets see if the Pixel C can replace my primary machine for the next 2 weeks. Continue reading