Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 3:10pm

LNS “Top 3” I.T. Checklist for Business

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Software

I’ve been thinking for a while about what matters most in small business I.T. – so I made the LNS “Top 3 I.T. Checklist”. It’s comprised of the 3 most important practices of I.T. (IMHO) – Backups, Security and Maintenance. Just a quick rundown that any small business could benefit from by taking a look […]

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 at 11:31am

4 Days in the Life of a Firewall

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Linux, LNS Blogs, Open Source, Security, Technology Articles

I thought I’d share a screenshot of a firewall application that helps protect my public web + email server. This server hosts this domain ( and a number of other domains.To me it symbolizes the constant barrage of attacks that public, Internet-facing servers and services face on a daily basis. The above log shows entries […]

Monday, August 24th, 2015 at 8:05am

Free Windows 10 Upgrade – Worth it?

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Technology Articles

  My customers have been asking me lately when a good time will be to upgrade to Windows 10. Since it’s a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 customers until July 2016, there seems to be a sense of slight urgency to prepare offices and at-home users for the upgrade that will inevitably become […]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 1:53pm

Facebook vs. CTRL+SHIFT+DEL

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Technology Articles

I have gotten into a best-practices ‘routine’ while logging into and out of Facebook. A routine is part of any healthy Internet surfing session. They help remind you of your overall goals, and what you need to do to achieve them. With Facebook, my goals are to not have them gain information about me that […]

Friday, December 10th, 2010 at 2:11pm

Google’s new operating system floats on the cloud

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Hardware, Linux, LNS Blogs, Security, Software, Technology Articles It looks like Google is set to fly high with their new line of notebooks. The new ChromeOS, unveiled recently, will rely on cloud computing to do most of its work. The Chrome web browser will be one of the only applications locally installed on the notebook, and will host its applications online through […]

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 at 12:27pm

Firesheep Firefox add-on lets you (easily) hi-jack Facebook, Twitter sessions on public WiFi networks

Posted by Jordan Erickson in LNS Blogs, Security, Software, Technology Articles

Here’s a Firefox extension called Firesheep that lets you (easily) hijack Facebook, Twitter sessions of other people on public wifi networks. Protect yourself!! Read the article, be informed. Use the “HTTPS Everywhere” add-on from EFF to prevent your social networking identities from being comprimised. Special thanks to Eric Butler for exposing these facts through the […]

Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 12:21pm

FTC Warns of Fake FTC E-Mail Virus

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Government, Security, Technology Articles,2933,306979,00.html?sPage=fnc/scitech/cybersecurity WASHINGTON — The federal agency that fights Internet scams and spam is caught in the middle of an effort to fool e-mail recipients. The Federal Trade Commission warned this week that scammers are behind messages from the phony address of “” The e-mails claim that a has been filed with the FTC against the […]

Monday, January 26th, 2009 at 2:16pm

Mac trojan horse discovered in pirated Photoshop

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Security, Technology Articles – Security software firm Intego reports that pirated copies of Adobe Photoshop CS4 may contain a variant of the “trojan horse” malware first reported in copies of Apple iWork 09 last week. OSX.Trojan.iServices.B is what the malware is being called. It affects some copies of Adobe Photoshop that are being distributed through pirate software […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at 3:28pm

Widespread Windows Worm May Be a Washout

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Security, Technology Articles The Kido worm — aka “Conficker,” aka ” Downadup” — has spread to nearly 9 million PCs around the world. However, security researchers say the malware may be hindered by a bug itself. It’s infecting computers, but it’s not really doing anything. Users with infected computers, however, may still be at risk. A computer […]

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009 at 3:13pm

Fake CNN E-Mail Lures PC Users Into Virus Trap

Posted by Jordan Erickson in Security, Technology Articles,2933,478604,00.html?sPage=fnc/scitech/cybersecurity Fighting in the Middle East. The second-most-watched cable news channel. E-mail. Put them together, and you’ve got a perfect recipe for malicious hackers. RSA Security, which makes the little key-chain doohickeys that allow many corporate staffers to log into their business computer accounts from home, reported Thursday that a “phishing” e-mail was making the […]

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