The Feds Need Computer Defense Experts: Were You Surprised?

I’m not. The federal government says a potential cyberattack is the most serious economic and national security threat the United States faces, but it faces a shortage of skilled experts who could head off that threat, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warns. There’s a huge job market for cyberwarriors who can protect the nation’s computer …

How to Remove Your Google Search History – and Why That Doesn’t Really Happen

This is becoming a disturbing trend. First we find that the iPhone’s GPS can be turned off – but it doesn’t really turn off. Next we found that our cell carriers were tracking us with CarrierIQ. Three members of a national agency I will not name learned in my training that their phones were carrying …

Big Brother is Watching You in the UK: “Phone and email records to be stored in new spy plan”

Things are just getting more troubling when it comes to free speech, privacy and confidentiality all over the world. It’s very depressing to see them threatened in such bastions of freedom as Britain and the USA. Consider this article from The Telegraph’s website: Phone and email records to be stored in new spy plan Details …

10 Best IT Certifications for 2012

Courtesy of TechRepublic: 1: MCITP: Enterprise Administrator on Windows Server 20082: MCTS3: VCP4: CCNA5: CSSA6: PMP7: CISSP8: ACSP9: Network+ / A+10: CompTIA Healthcare IT Technician To decode the alphabet soup of acronyms, see the article athttp://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/the-10-best-it-certifications-2012/3138?tag=nl.e101

Security Alert: Remote Desktop Software Exploited by Georbot Trojan

So, have you enabled Remote Assistance on your Windows computer? Or Remote Desktop? Or do you have any version of VNC? Or any other kind of remote or virtual desktop software? Because ESET has discovered a nasty, nasty trojan that exploits exactly that kind of software. See this report at InformationWeek.com: New Malware Puts Nasty …