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Computer Security Watch – May 16 2014

Did You Know That You Can Recycle That Old Computer? Knowledge Is Power!

Today’s Top Threat
Another day and another vulnerability exploited. This one is aimed against Internet Explorer which means that in a few days Microsoft will likely be patching up the issues for Windows Vista users and better pretty quickly.
Today’s Top Stories
The Future of Consumer Authentication Technologies
“Looking at recent news stories, there have been a number of attempts to circumvent the current level of biometric technologies held in devices, such as the iPhone 5. This evidence suggests that the traditional methods of human powered authentication may not entirely be foolproof. In this blog, I explore the ongoing and future challenges in user authentication technologies, such as biometrics; and specifically with the increase in the number of smart connected devices in the “Internet of Things” (IoT) world that we can expect to see in the near future.”
Domains Added To Our Blacklist
In case you want to add them to yours as well.

When To Trash It All
Once in a while someone in our office will come to me with something they found in an old room, their desk, or in an old box and it usually software that is so old it makes us laugh, but it got me thinking how old does something have to be that you recycle it? In our computer shop we have a ton of old sticks of memory sitting around that no computer made in the past ten years could use, but why do we keep it? Well I keep it because I know that some of our clients still use it, and that is what technology boils down to. Are you still using it? If you can sit there and go no, no we do not use it and do not have use for it, and then it’s about time to recycle it.

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