This is topical and well worth a look.
The following is a video of the slide content presented on August 20th as well as links to the products and services referenced. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Thanks,
OpenDNS Home – DNS-based Internet content filtering for the entire home
Life360 – Smartphone application providing location tracking, emergency messaging, and driver behavior monitoring.
Sophos Home – Centrally managed home anti-virus solution for Windows or Mac with web content filtering and a cloud management interface
FortiClient – Endpoint protection solution providing anti-virus and web content filtering across multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Android, and Apple iOS.
ESET Free Online Scanner – Free one-time scanner to detect and remove viruses and malware
Norton Safe Web – Website verification tool to check potential websites for malicious content, Adware, and other threats before you visit them.
Bluecoat K9 Web Protection – Web content filter and parental control software for Windows, Mac, Android, iOS.
I apologize for the delay, but enjoy these notes concerning Microsoft, Adobe and others.
I am a firm believer that a good password manager should be an essential part of every person’s security toolbox. Lastpass has been a strong player in this space for some time and has built a strong user base through the availability of a feature rich free production version. These changes in the Lastpass pricing structure may cause some to pause when looking at the product, but it should not cause anyone to walk away from the value of sound password management.
To be very clear, this article and the related breach have very little to do with technology and everything to do with user awareness and due diligence. This is an example of social engineering. The White House should be weary and concerned and should take steps to train and educate immediately, especially in an environment where significant turnover seems inevitable.
Vulnerabilities and attack vectors were only a matter of time for these types of devices. Please read the article closely and note that only older (pre-2017) devices are vulnerable and physical access is needed. You should be very cautious when buying a used device or a device from a 3rd party reseller.