Help-I’m Getting Spam from Myself! Spam Prevention

Here’s another little spam prevention tip- The email is most likely using a forged ‘from’ address- meaning it probably does not originate from your machine, or even your network. Someone has found your email address somewhere, created a spam email, and is using your address as the ‘from’ address. Sadly, this is easy to do. If this is the case, there isn’t much you can do about it- the email address has been harvested either from a 1. webpage or 2. a fake unsubscribe linked to spam. You just have to wait...

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Security- Check your Passwords (Yes, again!)

Passwords should evolve -Until we find something better! I was having a look recently at an interesting article on Ars Technica about how a normal guy with no particular hacking skills was able to break some reasonably complex passwords. It’s scary stuff, and should make us all have another look at this aspect of security. I’ve recently been evaluating a free password manager called Keepass, however it is truly ugly and not very Mac like, so I can’t recommend it. Certainly I’ll be having a look at 1Password, check back...

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Apple Disables Java!

  … and nobody notices. Well, not quite. I did have one client put out because they swap files with someone who uses a Java based file loader. What’s more interesting is how Apple disabled it. Like most of you (OK big assumption) I ignored the fact that Apple has a technology they call Xprotect. This is a mechanism whereby Apple can maintain a ‘safe’ list of apps on your computer, and they can make unilateral changes whenever they like. Which I find to be very scary. But let’s not be hasty- they did it for a good...

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